The town of Kalbarri sits at the point where the Murchison River meets the sea.
The Kabarri National Park has two parts to it. The area around the Murchison River Gorge and the Coastal cliffs.
I spent most of my time at the Gorge so let me start there.
The Skywalk over the gorge is definitely a highlight of the Kalbarri National Park.
The views from the Skywalk are definitely spectacular and this is by far the most accessible part of the Gorge.
Not too far from the Skywalk is Natures Window, a remarkable rock formation on a ledge overlooking the Gorge.
Of course such a rock formation invites a photo in the window !
Further on from.the Natures Window there was another lookout that looked out over the Murchison River.
Beautiful views but even better there was a steep track down into the Gorge.
The track down followed the path of a pretty much dry waterfall and was quite steep.and narrow in places.
It was beautiful down in the Gore, the river water flowing and cool and yes I did go for a swim but I will spare your dear readers an inwater selfie for now!
That night back in Kalbarri I found out that there was better access to the river further inland. That was the next days hike.
At the point the Gorge was less steep and lower but the rock formation amazingly coloured and carved by the river, which has beaches and broad deep swimming holes.
And yes how could I not resist a swim.
Hiking a little further up the river I came upon a family of black swans.
Mother, father and 5 little cygnets not long out of the nest by the size of them.
The black swan is the symbol of Western Australia and a definite sign that I was now in the more temperate parts of Australia as the Swan lives in the cooler southern parts of the continent.
Murchison Gorge was another of the amazing rivers that flow through the arid parts of Australia.
A reminder that water is life. Water is our most precious resource.