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Kalbarri travel guide: 24 things to do in Kalbarri

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Kalbarri is a travel hot spot located at the mouth of the Murchison River, surrounded by the large rocky cliffs of Kalbarri National Park. With many tour groups running in the area by air, land and sea, many Australian and international tourists visit the region during the winter months as Kalbarri usually provides a much warmer climate all year long.

So, are you looking for things to do in Kalbarri?

Summerstar has put together the ultimate Kalbarri travel guide for visitors to the region. Better yet, you can book your Kalbarri accommodation and experiences right here on the Summerstar website – it doesn’t get much easier than that!

Find things to do in Kalbarri below.

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Things to do in Kalbarri

Kalbarri weather

Find the best season to book a trip to Kalbarri.

Summer Dec, Jan, Feb 18°C - 34°C
Autumn Mar, Apr, May 13°C - 33°C
Winter Jun, Jul, Aug 10°C - 23°C
Spring Sep, Oct, Nov 11°C - 28°C

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Kalbarri tours

kalbarri tours

Enjoy your scenic views from the sky with Kalbarri Scenic Flights.

Book your tour through or over Kalbarri National Park during your stay in Kalbarri. There are many professional tour providers in Kalbarri that can accommodate your groups whether it be on land, sky or sea.

1. Wagoe Beach Quad Bike Tours

Adventure through pristine sand dunes on your guided quad bike tour through Kalbarri with Wagoe Beach Quad Bike Tours.

2. Kalbarri Visitor Centre

Visit the Kalbarri Visitor Centre for information on the local area, tours and seasonal events. Gift ideas and souvenirs are also available.

3. Kalbarri Scenic Flights

View the very best of Kalbarri from above with Kalbarri Scenic Flights. Multiple breathtaking tour options are available.

Kalbarri water activities

kalbarri water activities

The rugged coastline is great for sightseeing, fishing and swimming.

Located on the Indian Ocean shoreline, Kalbarri is a water sports lover’s dream. With local fishing charters, cruises and canoe hire, jump into your swimwear and explore the local waters.

4. Kalbarri Outback Action Canoe Hire & Tours

Your one-stop shop to adventure in Kalbarri. Kalbarri Outback Action offers canoe and sandboarding tours to people of all ages.

5. Reefwalker Kalbarri fishing charters

Jump on board with Reefwalker Kalbarri to experience a fishing adventure off the coast of Kalbarri. Book a fishing tour or head out in the search for whales – the choice is yours.

6. Kalbarri Wilderness Cruises

Cruise down the lower reaches of the Murchison River with Kalbarri Wilderness Cruises. Great for families and small groups.

Kalbarri sports and recreation

kalbarri sports recreation

Hear about the best local attractions from locals while playing lawn bowls at Kalbarri Bowling Club.

Most Kalbarri sport and recreation clubs are open to the public during your visit to Kalbarri. With lawn bowls, golf and tennis just to name a few, speak to the locals and get involved with the welcoming Kalbarri township.

7. Hike Kalbarri’s Bigurda Trail

Located in Kalbarri National Park, the Bigurda Trail is perfect for hiking enthusiasts. Walk along rugged coastal cliff through blooming wildflowers.

8. Kalbarri lawn bowls

Visit the local Kalbarri Bowling Clubs for social bowls. Come as a group, or solo to test your hand at becoming a lawn bowls pro.

9. Kalbarri skate park

Bring the kids to Kalbarri Skate Park to keep them occupied for hours. The local park is free to enter for visitors of all ages.

10. Kalbarri Golf Club

A well-kept secret, Kalbarri Golf Club offers a unique golfing experience – open 7 days a week. If you’ve forgotten your golf clubs, they have hire equipment available.

11. Kalbarri Tennis Club

Located to the north of town, courts can be hired at a small cost to guests. Contact the Kalbarri Tennis Club direct to book a court.

Kalbarri activities for kids

kalbarri activities for kids

Morning is feeding time for the local pelicans in Kalbarri.

Kalbarri is the perfect family-friendly destination, located in the northern region of Western Australia. Experience the beautiful wildlife at Rainbow Jungle Kalbarri, before heading to the shoreline to feed the local Pelicans.

12. Rainbow Jungle Kalbarri & The Maze

Open 7 days a week, Kalbarri’s Rainbow Jungle has countless activities to keep kids occupied all day long.

13. Pelican feeding

A free event for visitors, volunteers explain some pelican facts while getting kids involved in the feeding of local pelicans.

14. Parrotiso’s Cinema Kalbarri

Located at Rainbow Jungle Kalbarri, Parrotiso’s Cinema is open 7 days a week, showcasing some of the best new films for kids and adults.

Kalbarri seasonal events

kalbarri seasonal events

Take to the coast as the sun sets for some great fishing opportunities.

The township of Kalbarri offers seasonal events all year round. From the Canoe & Cray festival to Australia Day fireworks, there’s always so much going on in Kalbarri. Keep up to date with the seasonal events in Kalbarri when planning things to do in WA.

15. Canoe & Cray Carnival

A must-do event for visitors to Kalbarri, the Kalbarri Canoe & Cray Carnival is a weekend full of events, fun, laughter and unique challenges.

16. Australia Day Fireworks in Kalbarri

Head down to the Kalbarri foreshore for the Australia Day fireworks. With a kid-friendly slippery slide and market & food stalls, you’re sure to have a memorable day.

17. Kalbarri Community Markets

Get to know the locals at the Kalbarri Community Markets. The markets run most Mondays during school and public holidays.

18. Kalbarri Sports Fishing Classic

The Kalbarri Sports Fishing Classic is organised by the Kalbarri Offshore & Angling Club Inc. Sign up to compete, or head to the club to watch the pros.

19. New Year’s Eve at Finlay’s

Findlay’s Kalbarri organise New Year’s Eve events every year. Perfect for couples, families or groups, Findlay’s is also pet-friendly!

Kalbarri restaurants, bars and cafes

kalbarri food

There's quite a few local favourite restaurants in Kalbarri perfect for a family dinner.

Experience local Kalbarri restaurants and cafes during your stay in Kalbarri. From delicious bakeries to the town’s favourite watering hole, Kalbarri is a food lovers delight.

20. Findlay’s Kalbarri

Findlay’s Kalbarri offers freshly caught fish from the fishing grounds around Kalbarri. The restaurant is also pet-friendly, so your four-legged friend can join.

21. Red Bluff Bakery & Cafe

A family-owned business, Red Bluff Bakery & Café in Kalbarri offers a wide array of pastries, fresh bread and delicious sweets.

22. Dirt Dust N Diesels outback restaurant

Dirt Dust N Diesels offers the ultimate authentic Australian dining experience. Open 7 days, this restaurant is a must-try location for local and international visitors.

23. Pickled Pelican

Located just off the Murchison River, the Pickled Pelican is a local favourite, offering delicious food and coffee.

24. The Gorges Cafe

Cute cafe at the Marina serving Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. The Gorges Cafe offer vegetarian and vegan-friendly food and also have gluten-free options. Be sure to bring your reusable cup to save 50 cents on your takeaway order.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Where is Kalbarri?

    Kalbarri is located approximately 550km North of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. By car, the trip to Kalbarri will take you approximately 6.5 hours from Perth.

  • What are the best experiences in Kalbarri?

    Things to do in Kalbarri:

    • Tours
    • Water activities
    • Sports and recreation
    • Activities for kids
    • Seasonal events
    • Restaurants, bars and cafes

    Check out our Kalbarri Travel Guide for more info.

  • How can I book accommodation in Kalbarri?

    Accommodation at Kalbarri Red Bluff Tourist Park can be booked directly on the Summerstar Tourist Park website. Book Now »

3 March 2020

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