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On the way back, we went past the pink lake, which is really pink. It is a naturally occurring phenomenon that occurs when algae Dunaliella salina 'blooms' and produces beta carotene, which is a food-colouring agent and source of vitamin A. The lagoon contains the world's largest microalgae production plant, with a series of artificial ponds. Hutt Lagoon also provides a commercial supply of Artemia parthenogenetica brine shrimp. In the past it also produced gypsum and salt.
The lake is about 14 kilometres in length along its long axis which is oriented in a northwest-southest directionn, parallel with the coast. It is around 2 kilometres wide. Most of it is below sea level separated from the Indian Ocean by a beach barrier ridge and barrier dune system. Because of evaporation, during the summer about 95% of the surface is a dry salt flat
A good time to view it is at sundown as the lagoon changes color from mauve to pink to a slightly darker purple. The lake sits in a dune swale adjacent to the coast. The road between Northampton and Kalbarri, George Grey Drive, runs along its western edge. It is located 47 kilometres west of Northampton.
Updated Aug 26, 2012
Phone: +61 08 9083 155
See some of Kalbarri's spectacular gorges around the National Park and inaccessible terrain from the air with the locally owned and operated Kalbarri Air Charter.
The flight we took went out across to Kalbarri National Park and over the spectacular gorges of the Murchison River.
Then it flies over Murchison House Station, over Kalbarri town and finally the flight goes speeding over the ocean past the rugged coastal cliffs.
Duration is 45min and the plane holds 5 people.
Adult Price $90.00 Child Price $55.00
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Phone: +618 9937 1130
We were on the main highway about 60 kms from Kalbarri when we got to this crossing where we camped just after sunset. Next morning I awoke and took a couple of snaps.
It's the Murchison River a fair way before it gets to Kalbarri NP.
There's a designated camp site here so you might keep it in mind if you're freewheeling as I do.
Just thought I'd share these couple of pics with you.
Updated Apr 19, 2010
There are several points south of the town of Kalbarri where you can turn in and see scenery that's a bit special. Eagle Gorge is one of them but few people actually walk all the way down to the beach.
The majority hop out, have a geek from the lookout and move on.
We chose to soak up a bit more of the atmosphere and take in the pounding surf and rugged cliffs up close and personal.
This is about 5 kms south of town.
Written Aug 24, 2008
During winter and spring you may be lucky to see migrations of humpback whales. There are tours available which will take you out closer or you can go to places like Red Bluff or Eagle gorge to get the best chance of a sighting.
Written Jan 30, 2008
The Bigurda Trail is an 8km walking trail which allows you to discover Kalbarri’s coastal cliffs. The trail from Natural Bridge to Eagle Gorge is likely to take you 3 hours but along the way you will get some great views of the rugged cliffs and maybe even see some dolphins or whales migrating along the coastline. The name Bigurda comes from the Bigurda Kangaroo which can be found in the area.
Written Jan 30, 2008
Other coastal cliffs south of Kalbarri are Red Bluff, Eagle Gorge, Pot Alley, Mushroom Rock and Rainbow Valley. At Eagle Gorge, eagles have been sighted flying high above the cliffs on the coastal currents whereas at Rainbow Gorge, rainbows can often be seen in the sea mist. All these gorges are well sign posted from the main road.
Location : South of Kalbarri
Written Jan 29, 2008
Grandstand Rock Gorge is at the same vantage point as Shell House Gorge. Over time the soft limestone rock face has taken a battering from the ocean and caused the formations that you see today.
Location: Off National Bridge Road, Kalbarri
Written Jan 28, 2008
If you're not satisfied with looking through "Nature's Window" you can walk around "The Loop" which is a canyon with a river in the middle. You'll need about 3 or 4 hours to walk around. Be careful if it's very hot and take plenty of water and sunscreen with you.
The road to "The Loop" and "Nature's Window" is unpaved. You can drive with a normal car but a 4 WD makes it a lot easier since the road is a bit bumpy.
Written Jun 4, 2005
Natural Bridge is part of a series of ocean gorges and rocky cliffs that form part of the coastline near Kalbarri. Natures Window is the furtherest away from Kalbarri, but is one of the best in my opinion.
Written Dec 3, 2003
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1 Review and 59 Opinions I know nothing about this hotel, but after lunch I took this photo of the resort entrance