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Kalbarri Skywalk - credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle

Kalbarri Skywalk – image credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle

Have you been to Kalbarri, Western Australia? From the National Parks website: “This virtual fly-through video offers spectacular views of the $24 million Kalbarri Skywalk and National Park Tourist Infrastructure project.

The two 100-metre-high cantilevered skywalks extend out 25 metres and 17 metres beyond the cliff face, offering soaring views of the gorges and surrounds.”

The Kalbarri Skywalk is complete but unfortunately not open to the public yet – it was earmarked to be opened in mid-April, but the coronavirus unfortunately put a hold to that. Local authorities are hoping it will be opened shortly after the intrastate travel restrictions are lifted to allow Perth residents to travel up to Kalbarri. We’ll keep you posted! 

Another reason to keep planning your trips!

The completion of the world-class Kalbarri Skywalk project is one step closer, with virtual fly-through footage created by Western Australia’s Parks and Wildlife service.

Work is in progress for the Kalbarri Skywalk and is due to open mid 2020! Two 100m-high skywalks with a connecting boardwalk between them will jut 25m and 17m beyond the rim of the Murchison River Gorge at one of its highest points. 

The Skywalk will become the newest site at the National Park, taking the total number of individual sites to 15. The innovative tourism precinct will be found at the West Loop, opposite the Murchison River bank from the popular Nature’s Window site. 

The universally accessible site will also include an environmentally friendly kiosk that will operate on low to nil emissions with an off-the-grid energy/power system. There will also be toilets, shade shelters, and improved road and tourism infrastructure.

Breathtaking skywalks in Kalbarri National Park will become a major tourism drawcard for the region, providing stunning vistas of the Murchison River gorge’s rust-red cliffs, flowing water and scrub from above.

Kalbarri already sees approximately 450,000 visitors annually to the National Park alone; it is hoped that this project will encourage more tourists to explore the town and wide Coral Coast region’s natural heritage.

Accessing the Kalbarri National Park

The inland gorge sites of the National Park (including the new Skywalk, once open) are open from 6am to 6pm daily, at a cost of $15 per vehicle (carrying up to 12 passengers). All coastal sites of the Kalbarri National Park are free to visit. 

Our park is a day use only park and as such, no camping is allowed. All visitors are advised to carry their personal supply of water as no fresh water is available in the park until the opening of the Skywalk’s kiosk in mid 2020.

Kalbarri Skywalk - credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle

image credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle

Kalbarri Skywalk - credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle

image credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle

Kalbarri Skywalk - credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle

image credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle