The Loop Walk Top Trail highlights the erosive power of the Murchison River which has carved a spectacular gorge through the Kalbarri National Park. Highlights include the iconic “Natures Window”, a natural rock formation which frames the Murchison Gorge.
The moderate, 8 kilometre Loop Walk Trail starts at the car park for Nature’s Window. Marked by directional markers, the trail follows the edge of the cliff working its way down to the river bank. Along the river are sandy beaches, river gums and the possibility of swimming. On the other side of the river, some of the cliffs show magnificent shades of red and pink. Before the river bends towards the Indian Ocean, the trail climbs out of the gorge back up to Nature’s Window and to the car park.
Inside the gorge the temperature can rise, so carry plenty of drinking water (minimum 3 litres per person). Sometimes the trail follows rock platforms and this can be a scramble at times. Be alert to weather forecasts as the river and gorges can flood after heavy rain.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au
ActivitiesHiking Swimming Walks
Entry fee applies to Kalbarri National Park, see website for more information – https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/park-entry-fees
Private vehicle with up to 12 occupants: AUD15 per vehicle, Concession AUD8 per vehicle.
Private vehicle with more than 12 occupants: AUD7 per occupant (6 years or older), Concession AUD2.50 per occupant.
Motorcycle: AUD8 per motorcycle.