Located 485 km’s north of Perth you will find Kalbarri National Park, which is in the mid west region of Western Australia. We stayed for 2 nights in Kalbarri with 2 days to explore this fascinating area. From Kalbarri town it was an easy drive on sealed roads to the amazing Kalbarri National Park site.
The major geographical features of the park include the Murchison River gorge which runs for nearly 80 km on the lower reaches of the Murchison River.
You have to stand back when looking at this marvel and ask how it was ever found.
Obviously the first Australians hunted and gathered here and we are the better for being privileged into visiting one of nature’s beauties.
There is a very well sign posted walk from the car park to the “window”. The signs say it’s about 500m but it could be a little more. Nevertheless, it starts with a bunch of steps down to a great path which takes you almost all the way there. Then you need to walk around rocks where it is wise to be wearing proper shoes. You need to negotiate your way over and around a rocky area which is easy but probably precarious when it is crowded. This last part of the walk to the window is probably not for the faint hearted however I managed it just fine and actually enjoyed the thrill of it.
What a beautiful place with the Murchison River creating an amazing gorge and the setting for the opportunity to take wonderful photos. Along most of the way of the walk we were rewarded with brilliant glimpses over the spectacular Murchison gorge and then the view was even better when framed through the ‘window’.
You can walk on along the track past the window for just a couple of hundred metres for more awesome views – and there are far less crowds to contend with.
From July until November, approximately 800 species of native flora progressively burst into bloom around Kalbarri and within the Kalbarri National Park. Bush flowers such as Banksias, Hakea, Pink Pokers and Flannel Bush and orchids such as Pink Fairies and Snail orchids as well as native flowers like Grevillea, Wattle, Murchison Rose and Thryptomene can be found. These are some of the wild flowers that we spotted on our walk to the window.
Up near the car park there is very good infrastructure including covered shelters, ablution blocks and information displays. The architecture of the buildings is very modern and blends well in to the landscape.
If you are anywhere near Kalbarri, go to Natures Window and soak up the beauty of this amazing and very unique area. The walk isn’t really that testing and the views are outstanding.
It was Absolutely stunning!