Island Rock to Natural Bridge, Kilbarri W.A.

Kalbarri National park

Island Rock to Natural Bridge, Kilbarri W.A.

Kalbarri National park
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25 m
1.73 km
Very Easy
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This walk is on a fantastic newly constructed boardwalk on a small section of the Bigurda Trail. It links the two lookouts to the Indian Ocean near Kalbarri. via Kalbarri Castel Cove

Island Rock to Natural Bridge, Kilbarri W.A.

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The walk is on a stunning bit of coastline that includes some amazing rock formations and views out to sea. The sandstone cliffs are up to 100 metres high. There are a couple of seats, one worth shelter, along the way so you can sit and gaze out to the Indian Ocean.

The walk is on the lands of the Nanda , the traditional owners of the land.

The walk is a small part of the Birgurda Trail which is an 8km one way and 16km return walk. Bigurda is Nando for a small Kangaroo, also know as the euro.

In Spring the wildflowers are simply stunning. While we walked in early October, we saw a Humpback whale out to sea on its way back to the Southern Ocean for Summer. We also saw many lizards and birds including kestrels swallows and diving sea birds.


Points of Interest

1. Bigurda Trail

For the more adventurous, this path is the eight kilometre Bigurda Trail that hugs the coastline between Eagle Gorge and Natural Bridge, providing stunning coastal views.

2. Path to Island Rock

Very well made path to the Island Rock lookout.

3. Island Rock Kalbarri

Magnificent views of this amazing coastline.

4. Seat with a view

One of a couple of very inviting seats on which to gaze out to sea.

5. The Shelter

On warmer days (there are a lot of them), this great provides shelter from the sun and also wind and rain.

6. Kalbarri Castle Cove

Apart from the stunning views, you can see the many species of plants that inhabit this harsh coastline.

7. Cliffs meeting the sea

One of the many spots to see down to the sea's edge

8. Natural Bridge Kalbarri

As well as the bridge, look out for whales and dolphins and diving sea birds. the cliffs are made of 480 million-year Tumblagooda Sandstone.

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9. Looking South

The stunning and slowly decaying cliffs seem to go for ever.

10. The local wildlife

We saw five of these lizards on the walk.

11. Meandering boardwalk

The boardwalk provides a very good walking surface, protects the land and provides and an opportunity to observe plants and wildflowers from close up.


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly


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