So what is all about? Well... hopefully, by the time we are done, it will be a comprehensive journal about a family of 5 who have travelled around Australia to see the sights and also do some volunteer work around the country! In Mid 2010 we started thinking about what it would take to fulfil a life-long dream... We wanted to bundle up our 3 kids, pack-up the house, jump in the car and hit the road - probably for about 12 months. It sounds so simple ... At the start of January 2013, after almost 15 months on the road; we finally completed Our Big Aussie Road Trip. We hope that you enjoyed following our adventures, trials and tribulations as much as we enjoyed having them!

14 April, 2012


After leaving Geraldton we headed to Kalbarri. Along the way we stopped at the Lynton Convict Ruins and had a look around before continuing on into Kalbarri.

Looking at the Lynton Convict Ruins
The old cell block at the convict ruins

In Kalbarri we set up at the Anchorage Caravan Park which was a beautiful quiet park overlooking the Murchison River and it had a huge pool - which we made good use of.
Tuesday morning we did school and then packed a picnic lunch and headed towards the Kalbarri National park.  Our first stop was a lookout, which had a nice view over the area, we also saw some feral goats wandering the hills.

Not a bad classroom!!

Meanarra Hill Lookout - just out of Kalbarri
After the lookout we headed out to see "Nature’s Window" (a rock formation overlooking a gorge).  It was 26kms out to Nature’s Window  along a very rough corrugated dirt road which was no problem to us, we over took a number of motor homes taking it very slow - it would have taken them hours to get out there!  The road was so rough our fibreglass UHF radio aerial sheared off as we drove along.
The stump where our Aerial used to be :)
It was stinking hot and the flies were shocking but the views and scenery were well worth it.  We walked out and had a look at Nature’s Window and the beautiful gorges in the area and had a picnic lunch with the flies.  Our one fly net came in very handy as we all took turns of it to have a break from the flies (when we got back to town we bought another 4 fly nets).

Liz, Josh, Natalie and Sam above the Gorge near Natures window
Natures Window

Looking through Natures Window
After lunch, we went to have a look at the 'Z-bend' gorge which was not too far from Natures Window.  It was a spectacular gorge.
Looking up 'Z-bend' gorge
At the Z-Bend lookout 

After driving the 26km back to the main road we continued on to see Hawks Head and Ross Graham lookout, more beautiful gorges.  Before heading back to the caravan park for a swim.

Ross Graham gorge in the background

Mike and the kids at Hawks Head Lookout

Wednesday we head a quick look through town and then  headed out the other side of town to see Natural Bridge, Island Rock,  and Pot Alley Beach  before heading back to swim again.

Island Rock - on the coast near Kalbarri

Natalie with Natural Bridge in the background

Josh, Natalie and Sam at Pot Alley

Down on the beach at Pot Alley

The coastline around Kalbarri is so beautiful, that you almost get tired of stopping and looking at something new and spectacular - we decided not to look at Red Bluff (Except from the car) as we were all pretty hot and exhausted.  We really enjoyed our time in Kalbarri and the surrounding areas.  It is such a beautiful part of the country.  We'd recommend it to anyone.

On Thursday morning we packed up,  said goodbye to Kalbarri and headed toward Monkey Mia.


Narelle said...

Thanks so much for all the time you're putting into the blog. I really enjoy reading it and can't wait to do the same - even if it is as a grey nomad!I loved the line about the well earned holiday and the Easter hats were fantastic - well done!You're also doing a good job at keeping up the Scripture lessons - we might just have a job for you when you get back.Stay safe and have fun.
Love from Narelle Kemmis.

Kalbarri said...

Thanks for sharing the post. Kalbarri has exciting places for everyone to enjoy fullest.