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In the stunning Kalbarri National Park this 700 metre return walk will take you down to the edge of the Murchison River for a cool swim or kayak. Just 20 metres from the Car Park is a wheelchair accessible lookout offering panoramic views.
Kalbarri National Park covers a massive 180,000ha encompassing of sand plains, coastal cliffs and the spectacular deep gorges of the Murchison River. The Ross Graham area named after Kalbarri's first school teacher, a devoted conservationist instrumental in the early exploration of the park, is the most accessible region of the park and includes a lookout with spectacular panoramic views. The trail leads you down to the river pools of the Murchison River through 27 stairs, where you can enjoy a swim in the cool waters or even take some kayaks or canoes down to the river after plentiful rain. If you are lucky enough to visit during wildflower season (July to October) you will be met by a dazzling display of colour from the wildflower species of the region, many only found in the National Park, inluding Kalbarri Spider Orchid, and other common wildflower species, flame Grevillea, starflowers, smoke bush, orchids and many flowering wattles. For the more enthusiastic bush walkers a strenuous four-day, 38km trail connects the Ross Graham Lookout to the Loop Walk, this trail has no markings and multiple river crossings. All walkers need to register with Kalbarri Park Headquarters.
About the region
One of Western Australia’s best known parks, with its scenic gorges though red and white banded sandstone and its soaring coastal cliffs. Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80km gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of the town and river mouth at Meanarra Hill.
Start Point: Ross Graham Lookout Car Park, Ajana Kalbarri Road, Kalbarri National Park, 585km (6 hours) North of Perth
End Point: Ross Graham Lookout Car Park, Ajana Kalbarri Road, Kalbarri National Park, 585km (6 hours) North of Perth
Region: Kalbarri National Park, Coral Coast
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.