Kalbarri Skywalk; a truly epic engineering feat

It’s been a couple of years since the Kalbarri Skywalk was constructed and opened to the public, and its a place we’ve been wanting to check out for some time.

On a recent stay at Horrocks we copped some very average wind, and decided to head into Kalbarri for the day, to relax at the beautiful river mouth and look at the Kalbarri Skywalk.

Kalbarri Skywalk
The new Kalbarri Skywalk

What is the Kalbarri Skywalk?

The Skywalk is a huge metal structure that has been built out over the Kalbarri inland gorges. There’s two points, with a lovely undercover area and the views are absolutely spectacular, year round. Realistically its an engineering work of art, and is quite impressive to see in person.

Kalbarri Skywalk
The views are incredible

Where is the Kalbarri Skywalk?

You’ll find this in Kalbarri National Park, some 33 minutes drive out of Kalbarri itself. It’s not far from Natures Window, another hugely popular location, and a number of fantastic walks (when its not super hot).

Kalbarri skywalk shade
Relaxing under the big shady sections
Skywalk signs
Information at the Skywalk

Kalbarri to the Skywalk

The drive from Kalbarri out to the National Park is all bitumen, easy going and well travelled thanks to a huge number of tourists in the area. If you don’t have a National Parks Pass, you’ll have to stop and buy one (or get one prior to leaving Kalbarri). Otherwise, its a straight drive right to the Skywalk car park. 

Kalbarri attractions map
A map showing the Kalbarri attractions
Skywalk access
If you are game, walk out onto the Skywalk
Views from the skywalk
It really is spectacular

What does it cost?

The Kalbarri Skywalk entry is free, as long as you have a National Parks pass. They’ve put the pricing up again, but you can buy them online through DPAW, or if you have an RAC membership, buy them through RAC and save 50%. 

We normally go for an annual pass, which you can get for $60. Alternatively, you can get shorter park passes, or you can buy it on arrival, but they’ll sting you $15 per vehicle, which adds up fast if you are going to other National Parks!

Kalbarri skywalk construction

Upon arrival, you’ll see a number of photos on the windows showing the construction. Given its 100 metres from the ground, there was some pretty incredible engineering that went into building the skywalk. 

On top this this, extensive consultation had to take place before it was agreed on, and then funded. It would have been amazing to see this getting put into place, and is certainly an impressive piece of work.

Construction of the Skywalk
The construction of the Skywalk is incredible, and shown in various stages here

Nearby attractions

As mentioned, Natures Window is just around the corner, as is the loop walk (which is fantastic), as is the Z bend. On the coast, Kalbarri has some insane gorges to check out, with some world class walk trails that follow the edge of the coastline and give you some absolutely epic views.

Kalbarri Coastal Gorges
Walking the Kalbarri Coastal Gorges

Where can you camp?

Kalbarri has a huge number of Caravan Parks, or you can stay at Big Ranch, Murchison House Station or Wagoe.

Have you been to the Kalbarri Skywalk? What did you think of it?

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