The Gorges in Kalbarri are beautiful and a perfect way to explore them is on the full day canoe of the gorges tour with Kalbarri Adventure Tours. We got to explore right in the heart of the National park in areas which otherwise would have been inaccessible. It was a really hot day and so we were pleased the aircon on the 4WD bus was working as we boarded outside our campsite. The tour was a mix of hiking and canoeing which was the perfect combination of the things we love. Our first stop was the stunning Natures Window, where the easy path lead us down to the iconic sandstone structure. The obligatory photos were taken of us sitting in the window, with stunning views across the Murchison river behind us.
The river loops around on itself here for 8km and its amazing to see. From where you stand at the view point, it looks like two different rivers systems.
Once back in the bus we headed over to the other side of the park and to the Z-bend lookout for stunning views of this red and white stripped tumblagooda sandstone and the deep gorge below.
There were examples of fossilised eurypterid tracks here, which are common around these gorge systems and are some of the earliest fossil evidence of land animals.
After lunch we climbed back out the gorge, but instead of taking the path back up, we scrambled up a dry waterfall stopping under the impressive over hanging rock structures and playing a game of echo!
Our guide was a star and ran ahead so by the time we arrived the aircon was on as we headed back onto the rough 4WD track, effortlessly crossing the large rocks and boulders and back into town. A fantastic trip and the best way to explore the beautiful gorges of Kalbarri. We met some great people on this tour and learnt a lot more about the ecology and geology of this amazing area.