You may have heard on the news or seen pictures online of the Kalbarri Skywalk, does the reality live up to the hype? Yes! It is so much better than I ever imagined!
Situated inside Kalbarri National Park, the Skywalk is easily accessible for all park visitors. The entire Skywalk area is pram and wheelchair friendly, with flat expansive footpaths everywhere, which is awesome as other nearby attractions, such as Nature’s Window, are not.
The Skywalk has a large car park and the entrance is marked by an information sign.
A winding path leads to the first lookout. Along the path are many sculptures of local animals, such as emus and thorny devils, keep your eyes peeled for small sculptures in the shrub, they look real! The footpath itself is adorned with patterns and designs from the local Nanda people.
Once you get to the first lookout you’ll see what the fuss is about, from 100m above the Murchison River the views are breathtakingly expansive and the scale is phenomenal. The second lookout at the end of the winding footpath has equally spectacular views. Also at the end of the footpath is a seating area, artworks and information about the prehistoric inhabitants of the gorge.
At the centre of the Skywalk area is a kiosk, open from 8am-3pm every day, it serves cold drinks, coffees and light lunches. A small selection of giftware is also available. Next to the kiosk is an interactive display educating visitors about the traditional landowners, the Nanda people, and their history.
There are two toilet blocks on site but no rubbish bins, so you must take all your rubbish with you. It can be up to 10 degrees hotter out at the gorges than in Kalbarri townsite so make sure to take plenty of water with you. The flies can be pretty annoying so fly nets also come in handy. Our hot tip is to go early morning or late afternoon to miss the heat and the crowds. We visited at 4pm and had the entire area to ourselves! It was really special and very peaceful.
The Kalbarri Skywalk is inside the Kalbarri National Park. The park is open 6am-6pm every day. Park fees are $15 per vehicle per day ($8 concession). You do not need a 4WD to visit the Skywalk. It is about a 30min drive from Kalbarri.
For more information visit parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/kalbarri-skywalk
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