Kalbarri National Park

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asmasm asmasm
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Excellent trekking, bushwalking and fishing Jan 23, 2010
Kalbarri national park is around 850 Km north of Perth and takes a good 8 - 10 hours to reach. The best time to visit is in the winter months as it can get really hot in summer and is then no fun. Along the way you may stop by to see the Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park and at Jurien Bay.

Kalbarri itself is a small town by the sea and is a popular holiday destination. The sea front has plenty of accommodation suitable for differnt budgets. Self catering is popular with families having children. The National Park is a 10 minute drive from the town and boasts of the Murchison river running through deep gorges and the landscape is stunning. A trek round the Gorges takes 3-4 hours. Make sure you take plenty of water to drink, shades and protect yourself from the heat. Temeratures in the gorge can be 10 - 15 degrees more then the temperature in the town - So, beware and be well prepared. Information can be obtained from the ranger's office before entry into the park. For those not inclined to trek, you can visit the differnt lookouts such as the Z-bend, natures window etc. Visiting in Sept is especially beautiful as it is the wild flower season and the bush is full of flowers. Look out for Kangaroos as well. A 4x4 is not required, but is handy. Flies are plentiful and a hat with netting is very handy to protect you from the heat and flies.

In addition to the Park, the other attractions include - Pelican feeding on the river, Sea Horse santuary, Parrot aviary, dolphin / whale watching. The sunset cruises are nice and fishing is what draws a lot of visitors.

So, Kalbarri has plenty to offer and is worth a 4-5 day stay. Shark Bay is another 400Km from Kalbarri and a world heritage site. So, a trip up North from Perth to Shark Bay could include a stop over at Kalbarri! For more information visit the Western Australia tourism website.
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Kalbarri National Park Jun 22, 2010
The national park covers about 1.000 square kilometers of the local bush. It is located just a few kilometers away from the small town of Kalbarri or about 4-5 hours drive north of Perth. The best way to explore the park is to have your own car and just drive out on one of the dirt roads inside the park. If you do not have your own car you can either rent a bike and get a ride from the local hostel to the far end of the park and ride the bike the 20 or so kilometers back to the city - or you can join one of the different tours which go to the park from Kalbarri itself or all the way from Perth.

The main sights in the park are the gorges where you can get the quick overlook just by going out at a couple of the look outs and marvel at the view from Natures Window. But if you really want to enjoy the park you should do some of the hikes down into the gorges - just bear in mind the temperature can get pretty high during the summer with temperatures as high as 50 degrees not uncommon. Hence if you visit during the summer you should make sure you bring plenty of water and preferably do the hikes early in the day. During the winter the temperature is at more reasonable level and you can easily go hiking all during the day.

The more adventures can join up on one of the many organized tours which are doing different kinds of activities from abseiling to kayaking.
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