Work is in progress for the Kalbarri Skywalk and is due to open early 2020!
Breathtaking skywalks in Kalbarri National Park will become a major tourism drawcard for Kalbarri, providing stunning vistas of the Murchison River gorge's rust-red cliffs, flowing water and scrub from above.
Famous for its exceptional wildflowers, sandstone cliffs and variety of recreational activities, the National Park saw over 450,000 visitors in the 2018/19 financial year. By improving access and infrastructure, the park's unique environment will be showcased to encourage more tourists to explore the town and wide Coral Coast region's natural heritage.
The innovative tourism precinct in the park will include twin skywalks which will be built 100m apart at the Inyaka Wookai Watju site (the West Loop) which will project 25m and 17m beyond the gorge rim, more than 100m above the Murchison River.
Two Aboriginal rangers have also been employed full time in the national park to help manage the increased tourism levels. The site will also include an environmentally friendly kiosk that will operate on low to nil emissions with an off-the-grid energy/power system.
The complete redevelopment of the existing Z Bend lookout will include parking for coaches, a kiosk, walking trails, interpretative signage, shade shelters and toilets. The skywalks will be accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
Opening Hours and Entry Costs
The inland gorge sites of the National Park are open from 6am - 6pm daily (from sunrise to sunset), at a cost of $15 per vehicle (carrying up to 12 passengers). All coastal sites of the Kalbarri National Park are free to visit.
- Camping overnight in the Park is not allowed.
- Please bring drinking water with you as there is no fresh water found in the Park.
I have a two-wheel drive car (2WD), will I be able to access the Park?
Access into the National Park is now available for two-wheel (2WD) and four-wheel (4WD) drive cars. If you are hiring a car upon arriving in Western Australia, please check with the provider to ensure your insurance covers National Park access. As the roads are now sealed, generally hire cars are permitted, but please check at time of pick up.
Will RV/Campervans be able access the Park?
We know Kalbarri is any important destination for the RV market which comprises of both grey nomads and families and there will be parking available for these vehicle types.
Can I go on a tour?
Absolutely! There are a number of tour operators who can show you the best park locations. Contact the Kalbarri Visitor Centre or call on +61 8 9937 1104 for tour options into the National Park.
For further information
Contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife Geraldton District office on +61 8 9964 0901