Kalbarri Skywalk Guide | A new way to view Kalbarri National Park
Kalbarri Skywalk consists of two cantilevered steel structures on the cliff top in Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia. The walkway was completed in 2020 and offers stunning views of the Murchison River Gorge and surrounding landscape. The Skywalk is an amazing feat of engineering with two platforms extending out 25m and 17m over the gorge and is now one of Australia’s Coral Coast‘s most popular tourist attractions.
Location of Kalbarri Skywalk
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Kalbarri Skywalk is located in Kalbarri National Park, 37 km from Kalbarri town (about a 30-minute drive).
All the roads are sealed to Kalbarri National Park and to the main attractions within the park.
You will be required to pay the entrance fee if you do not already have a pass before following the main road until you reach a T-junction. From there, turn left and follow the signs to Kalbarri Skywalk.
There is plenty of parking with a sealed path to the skywalks.
Kalbarri Skywalks Opening Hours
Kalbarri National Park gorges are open from sunrise to sunset.
The Best Time to Visit Kalbarri Skywalk
The best time to visit the Kalbarri Skywalk is sunrise or sunset, especially for photography. However, you will still have stunning views regardless of the time of day. During summer, avoid the middle of the day when temperatures are extreme.
What to expect at Kalbarri Skywalk
Kalbarri sits on the traditional lands of the Nanda people in the Yamaji region of Western Australia. The Skywalk’s entry sign is ‘Kaju Yatka,’ Nanda words meaning ‘sky’ and ‘to walk.’
Payment is required to enter Kalbarri National Park inland gorges, which can be paid at the entrance to the park or bought from the Visitor Centre or online. The current cost is A$15 per vehicle for up to twelve passengers and A$8 for concession holders.
This A$24 million project at the Inyaka Wookai Watju site allows visitors to look down into the gorge through steel mesh from two 100-metre-high lookouts. If you’re worried about heights, rest assured that the construction is sturdy and withstood the intense winds of Cyclone Seroja.
Parents will be pleased to know that it is extremely safe for kids with high barriers, and they will love the feeling of walking “out” over the cliffs. Paths are flat and level, with universal access to the skywalks.
Photos don’t do the views justice. The scenery over Kalbarri National Park is spectacular, with the rust-red sandstone cliffs contrasting against the green trees and river. It feels incredible to be so high up and out over the cliff edge and to be able to really appreciate the stunning views and geological features of the 400 million-year-old sandstone.
A lot of thought has been put into the attraction with interpretive signage and art teaching about the traditional owners ‘Nanda’ heritage and culture. The site showcases several local Indigenous artworks, including the Dreamtime Beemarra serpent, which is sandblasted into the path to guide visitors. The interpretive signage sharing the Nanda people’s story and history is displayed in the shade shelter area and is an important part of the Skywalk experience.
28 Villages, the catering company for the on-site café, is working with the Nanda people to provide opportunities for employment and the sale of artwork and souvenirs.
The kiosk offers casual dining, takeaway food, and hot and cold beverages. Toilets and undercover seating are also available.
Tips for visiting Kalbarri Skywalk
- No dogs allowed
- If you are visiting for more than one day, look at one of the park passes
- RACWA offer members a 50% discount off annual National Park passes
- There is parking for RVs, Campervans, and Caravans
- Caravans are not allowed at Natures Window and Z Bend, so unhitch in the area just after the entry station (there are limited spaces, though, so it is best to unhitch in town)
- Take plenty of water with you, especially if you are planning on hiking one of the trails
- No camping is allowed in Kalbarri National Park
- Kalbarri Skywalk is about 1.5 km from Natures Window
- The Kalbarri Sky Bridge kiosk is open between 8 am to 3 pm
- Maps and directions are available from the Visitors Centre in town
Kalbarri Skywalk Tour
This Kalbarri Skywalk Tour provides a full commentary about the history of the native Nanda people, flora, and fauna with a pick up from your Kalbarri accommodation.
There are a few tours in Kalbarri, but the Kalbarri River Gorges and Coastal Cliffs Scenic Flight is one of the best. This 45-minute flight showcases Kalbarri National Park and the Murchison River Gorges and includes a commentary. See the park’s breathtaking scenery, including Hawkeshead, Little Z Bend, Big Z Bend and the Four Ways.
The departure is from Kalbarri airport.
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How much does Kalbarri Skywalk cost?
The Kalbarri Skywalk is free, but you must pay the entrance fee to Kalbarri National Park.
Do you need to book Kalbarri Skywalk?
You do not need to book Kalbarri Skywalk.
How long is Kalbarri Skywalk?
One skywalk extends 25 metres, while the other one is 17 metres.
Is the road to Kalbarri Skywalk sealed?
The road to Kalbarri Skywalk is sealed and is suitable for 2wd vehicles, RVs, and campervans.
Can you take a caravan to Kalbarri Skywalk?
There are a few caravan parking bays at Kalbarri Skywalk, but it is best to unhitch in town.
How long does it take to do the Kalbarri Skywalk?
You can spend as little or as much time as you like at Kalbarri Skywalk. Allow time to immerse yourself in the surrounding area’s beauty and appreciate the local artwork and history.
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