|Looking at the Lynton Convict Ruins|
|The old cell block at the convict ruins|
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.
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.
|Not a bad classroom!!|
|Meanarra Hill Lookout - just out of Kalbarri|
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|
|Looking through Natures Window|
|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.