Z-bend River Trail Kalbarri

Kalbarri National Park Z-Bend River Trail Lookout and Walk is a super fun adventure for a family day out. Best suited for kids aged five years upwards as there are plenty of fun obstacles to challenge the kids including a few rocks to climb and ladders to negotiate.

The National Park takes around 45 minutes to drive through from the Kalbarri town centre.  The drive itself is a bumpy dirt track so expect the car to get dirty!

The Z-Bend look out walk is around 500 metres walk from the car park with breath taking views of the Murchison River and a stunning array of wild flowers.kalbarri national park z bend trail_5197

Lookout from an overhanging rock formation that provides spectacular views of the Murchison River Gorge.

Z-bend River Trail KalbarriThere’s even a lookout chair to take in the views.Z-bend River Trail Kalbarri

Next, we took the look out path down to the River.

Z-bend River Trail Kalbarri

We visited in early Spring, so the wild flowers were out in full bloom giving us stunning flora and sweet smells throughout the walk.

Z-bend River Trail Kalbarri

The walk becomes quite challenging as you descend into the gorge and the path becomes narrow and rocky.
Z-bend River Trail Kalbarri
 The kids had to negotiate big boulders and rocks and amazingly helped each other navigate up, over and around each obstacle and a ladder climb.  It is quite a challenging climb, we had kids aged 4.5 years through to 8 years old, and all found the walk fun and full of adventures.
Z-bend River Trail Kalbarri
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The walk took around 2.5 hours from start to finish and included a play break at the river and a few snack stops. We even stopped to watch people abseil down the gorge and into the river

There are also lots of photo opportunities along the way.
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 Once at the bottom the kids enjoyed a good run around in the river and we even managed to get in and have a swim.
Z-bend River Trail Kalbarri
We visited in late September, and there were quite a few flies out so wear nets or grab a bit of bush to shoo them away.

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About Lorraine Swart

Lorraine is co-owner of Buggybuddys and is a mother to Blake (9) and Lollie (6).

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