Kalbarri is a resort town 6 hours drive north of Perth and is the perfect holiday location for families who love exploring nature. Located at the mouth of the beautiful Murchison River and home to the Kalbarri National Park Gorges each day is an adventure in Kalbarri. With beautiful beaches, family friendly accommodation and a range of natural attractions to explore, Kalbarri is a popular tourist and holiday destination, all year round. Find things to do with kids and places to stay for families in Kalbarri here.
Kalbarri Nature Playground
Located on the Kalbarri Foreshore, you can’t miss it on the left as you drive into town. Enjoy a play and a picnic/bbq on the foreshore or have a play while you wait for your meal across the road at the Kalbarri Motor Hotel.
Kalbarri Beach Resort
Family friendly accommodation with two and three bedroom units, across a big 3.1 hectares with resort style pool, playground, giant garden chess, games room, tennis court and volleyball court.
Beautiful views of the Murchison from the outdoor, fully covered dining area. Delicious food and board games available to play. Grab a wholesome breakfast before a days adventure in Kalbarri. Get there early as it closes at 2pm. Open daily (except Tuesdays). www.kalbarri.org.au/gorges-cafe
Take a drive out of town and turn right down Back Beach Road to find this amazing beach that is perfect for exploring. Protected by an outer reef and featuring shallow waters and rocks, kids will love exploring here for hours. A stunning spot to watch the sunset.
Kalbarri Tudor Holiday Park
Located just a few minutes from the town with accommodation for all budgets from campsites to delux villas. When your not swimming at the beach or exploring Kalbarri, enjoy a swim a the pool, bounce on the jumping pillow and play at the playground.
Kalbarri National Park
Explore the 80km long gorges cut by the Murchison River in the Kalbarri National Park. Natures Window is one of the most iconic natural features and is around a 30 minute round walk from the carpark. Also explore The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, Ross Graham Lookout and Meanarra Hill. Find out more about Kalbarri National Park www.parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au . You can also canoe through the gorges on a Canoe & Hiking Tour with Kalbarri Tours . New in late 2019 will be the Kalbarri Skywalk – a long viewing platform that stretches out over the gorges.
It’s definitely worth towing your small boat to Kalbarri or hiring a boat when you get there, the Murchsion River is just beautiful and you will find some lovely spots along the way to pull up the boat for a picnic and a swim. A few boat hire options are available in Kalbarri, including boats that don’t require a skippers ticket and canoes, surf boats, paddle boats and SUPS. Checkout Kalbarri Boat Hire , and Murchison Boat Hire or contact Reef Walker Kalbarri to book the family on a tour.
Daily Pelican Feeding
Local volunteers host pelican feeding on the Kalbarri Foreshore (across from the Murchison Caravan Park) daily from 8.45am. Gold donation to cover fish costs is much appreciated (daily sessions are not guaranteed). Find out more at www.kalbarri.org.au
Murchsion View Apartments
Located just 100m from Chinaman’s Beach and with beautiful views of the Murchison River. Features 2 or 3 bedroom apartments with a choice of poolside or ocean views.
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Rainbow Jungle & Parrotiso’s (Outdoor) Cinema
Wander through open aviaries, past waterfalls, stained glassed windows and lily ponds, and enjoy one of the largest displays of birds you have probably ever seen. Along the way you can get lost in the Rainbow Jungle Maze and if it’s later in the day stay for an outdoor movie at Parrotiso’s Cinemas (run seasonally). Find more information at www.rainbowjungle.com.au
Driving back out of Kalbarri the turn off for Lucky Bay is on the right approx 10kms before Port Gregory. You can access the Lucky Bay campground with a 2WD but you’ll need a 4WD to drive back north along the beach to get to Lucky Bay, a long stretch of beach protected by a reef contrasted with amazing sand dunes. A beautiful place to fish, snorkel and sandboard all day long. Dogs allowed on a lead. Find more information including camp fees here.
Kalbarri is an easy same day drive from Perth or you can choose to break up the drive with a stop over in Geraldton , Dongara or Cervantes . Kalbarri often hosts large family friendly events you can find out what’s on in Kalbarri here. If you are wondering where to stay you can search the best travel sites to get the best prices and availability of accommodation to suit your family size below.
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