Western Australia

Part 6 - From Kalbarri Ntl Park to Nambung Ntl Park

Still about 600 Kms north of Perth, you will find Kalbarri on the Batavia Coast,
a leading holiday resort of Western Australia. While here you might consider a visit to
Rainbow Jungle Parrot Centre. Kalbarri offers pretty beaches, attractive coastline
and spectacular gorges formed by Murchinson River.
Among the major points of the rugged coastline are Red Bluff, Natural Bridge, Eagle Gorge,
Pot Alley and Rainbow Valley. All spots are accessible by car or by a coastal trail from Natural
Bridge to Eagle Gorge.

Kalbarri Coast     Natural Bridge     Natural Bridge     Kalbarri Coast     Kalbarri Coast

Kalbarri National Park covers about 1.800 square Kms, and the distance from Kalbarri to the main
attractions are some 35 Kms. It took millions of years for Murchinson River to
carve about 80 Kms of gorges through an ancient sandstone plateau.
Kalbarri is famous as well for its wildflowers.
The highlights on the northern part of the park are The Loop and
closely Natures Window as well as Z Bend. On the more southern part, you will find
Hawks Head and Ross Graham Lookout . There are lots of trails, short ones bringing
you into the gorges or longer ones even requiring a couple of days.
Among the common spotted wildlife, you may see Kangaroos, Rock Wallabies and Emus.

Kalbarri National Park   Kalbarri Gorge   Kalbarri National Park   Kalbarri Gorge   Natures Window

Kalbarri Gorge    Natures Window    Kalbarri Gorge    Wildflowers    Kalbarri Ntl Park

Hawks Head          Hawks Head          Banksia          Banksia

When leaving Kalbarri south, you will note that distances between major points become shorter.
You will pass towns like Northampton, one of the oldest settlements outside of Perth or
Geraldton, the centre of the Batavia Coast lobster industry, which is also called Sun City due
to its fine climate. You will find many other resort towns providing all you need for a relaxing holiday.
Cervantes provides an ideal base for visitors to the next main attraction, Nambung National Park
with its famous Pinnacles. Thousands of pillars, up to four meters tall, rise out of the sand.
The are perhaps the most popular attraction of the park, however you will also find beautiful
beaches and coastal dune systems.

Waiting for the Postman    Pinnacles Drive    Pinnacles    Pinnacles    Pinnacles

Pinnacles          Pinnacles          Pinnacles

Kimberley      Broome and 80Mile Beach      Karijini       Millstream Chichester  and Cape Range     Shark Bay
Kalbarri and Nambung     Perth and York      Wave Rock and Goldfields     Esperance     Stirling Range
Rainbow- South Coast and Southwest Corner

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