The road to Kalbarri
We left Geraldton and headed up towards Kalbarri. We stopped into the Convict Historic site in Lynton to stretch our legs️. Pretty interesting place with lots of history. We then headed into Lucky Bay, our campground of choice for a couple of nights. We found a nice spot in the camping area and set ourselves up.
The following day we drove down onto the beach, up near the lagoon. We parked up with our mates Ben & Haylee and tried our hand at fishing from the beach. No luck land fishing, but Ben speared the largest samson fish we had ever seen! Such a funny moment, as Kurt had just said 10 minutes prior ‘there’s no fish here’. Ben filleted it and divided it amongst us and fellow campers, so the fillets were not wasted. We then finished off the day, sat back around a campfire with a few beers, reliving the events of the day.
After 2 nights at Lucky️ Bay, we decided to move into Kalbarri, but first we detoured back down to Hutt lagoon. This was our first pink lake we have sighted all trip! We were stoked it was so large and so very pink! We grabbed some happy snaps, before heading north and into Kalbarri.
Murchison House Station was the perfect place to base ourselves in Kalbarri. We grabbed a nice spot by the river and settled in. You can wander around the house and into the old shearing shed. They had a handful of animals you could pat, clean amenities with hot showers and you were allowed campfires. What a place to stay hey!
The following day, we got up nice and early and headed into Kalbarri Nation Park to see the popular Nature Window and do the 8km loop walk. Surprisingly a great walk with lots to see. The river was quite full, which was nice to see. We even saw a small waterfall towards the end. The following day we had an easy morning and then headed into town. We made our way down the coast, checking out all the lookouts, gorges and points of interest. The views from Eagle gorge, were probably one of our favourites along the stretch. It was too cold and windy to do any swimming unfortunately.
On our final day in Kalbarri, we got up at the crack of dawn and headed back into the National Park to do the Z-bend gorge walk. A great view from the lookout and a relatively semi-physical 2km return walk down to the rivers edge. Highly recommend doing this walk first thing in the morning, we spotted wild goats and had the place to ourselves.
Well thanks Kalbarri, you sure lived up to your hype, now for a mad dash up to Tamala Station before it closes for Sunday.