Sunday, 18 September 2011


Over the weekend we took a road trip 6 hours north of Perth to a place called Kalbarri, approximately 160km past Geraldton.  It was wonderful to be out of the city, to enjoy the country side and such a surprise package it was.  I had expected flat, dry, barren land but instead we were greeted with a patchwork of lush, fertile land that must be the food bowl of WA.

Kalbarri is a small coastal town that has amazing coastal cliffs and also a national park close by that we found to be a mass of colourful wildflowers, deep river gorges and amazing rock formations.  We wished we had had more time to do some hiking around the gorges, but we've promised ourselves that we'll go back next year with a few days spare to really experience the park.

After a perfect day we took some time to watch the sunset at one of Kalbarri's small beaches where Tim spotted whales that apparently frequent the Kalbarri shoreline in spring.

Country side south of Geraldton

On the road heading to Kalbarri

Wild Flowers

The Gorge in the Kalbarri National Park

The Natural Window

On the way home along the new Indian Ocean Road close to Perth 

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