DAY 2 GERALDTON / NATURE WINDOW / KALBARRI NATIONAL PARK / COASTAL CLIFF / PINK LAKE
Geraldton / Nature Window / Kalbarri National Park / Coastal Cliff / Pink Lake
Nature’s Window is one of Western Australia’s most iconic natural attractions.This iconic attraction is a wind-eroded opening in the layered sandstone that frames a view of the river. It is a moderate, one-kilometre return walk beginning with a flight of stairs from the lookout at the carpark. Views of the gorge are available from the sealed path and lookouts before the final, rocky section.
Kalbarri National Park
Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of the town and river mouth at Meanarra Hill.
The Coastal Cliff walks are also a must. We walked along the 13 km cliff tops and enjoyed the many lookouts. From the cliff tops we watched whales, dolphins, and sea birds. We enjoyed visiting natural rock formations, such as Mushroom Rock, Red Bluff, and the Natural Bridge. Plus, storyboards along the cliff top walks told us about historic ship wrecks.
Pink Lake is located in the fishing village of Port Gregory, this 27-square-mile lake actually changes color. While it’s predominantly pink, its colors transform to shades of red and purple depending on the time of day, season, and weather—although it’s said to be most beautiful when it’s mid-morning and at sunset.