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.

The Hotels are modern.

The War Memorial is a very fitting acknowledgment given the town is post war.

The town is represented with the Anglican and Catholic Churches.

Once leaving Kalbarri and heading south towards Gregory be sure to check out the pink lake.


Be sure to check out the nearby Lynton Convict ruins

Diary notes


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course