Kalbarri is a very new coastal resort that is just in the range of some Perth holiday makers. Kalbarri is then a fast growing holiday centre. The lagoon like waterfront, stunning cliff views plus the provision of all the key services make Kalbarri a great holiday and lifestyle destination. Kalbarri is a coastal and tourist diversion from Highway One. The diversion is certainly worth the reward.
The first European people to visit the area were the crew of the trading ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company, the Batavia, who put two mutinous crew members ashore near Bluff Point just south of the town. The cliffs near the river mouth were named after another trading ship, the Zuytdorp that was wrecked there in 1712.
The area became a popular fishing and tourist spot in the 1940s and by 1948 the state government declared a town site. A young vibrant centre was created.
Once leaving Kalbarri and heading south towards Gregory be sure to check out the pink lake.