Natural Bridge, Castle Cove and Island Rock lookouts

20 min to 30 min
20 min to 30 min

770 m
return

↑ 28 m
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Smooth & flat
Starting from the Natural Bridge car park, this walk takes you on a stroll in Kalbarri National Park, visiting Castle Cove and Natural Bridge Lookout. Bring your binoculars and cameras as the open views are amazingly photogenic and suitable for wildlife observation. The red-banded cliffs of Kalbarri are also another highlight that visitors can enjoy. It is even possible to see migrating whales between June and November. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.8272788,114.1132045)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Kalbarri Road, Kalbarri.
  • Turn on to Grey Street then drive for 12.2 km
  • Turn right onto National Park South Access Road and drive for another 4 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 80 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off George Grey Drive (3 km south of Nancy Beach), head towards the slanted signpost that is closer to the toilet (white-roofed). Follow the reddish track as you move towards the ocean. When you come to the 3-way intersection, veer right and head along the boardwalk (Bigurda Trail) to continue towards the Island Rock Lookout. You can also veer left at the said intersection and visit the Castle Cove and Natural Bridge lookouts first.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After 30 m pass the toilet (45 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This is the track that takes you to the Island Rock Lookout, where you can look at the ocean from another perspective. The surface is even and the path is flat. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 75 m come to the "Castle Cove Lookout" (15 m on your right).
This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible.
Continue straight.
After another 175 m come to "Natural Bridge Lookout".
This viewpoint is wheelchair accessible.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 390 m to get back to the start.

This is the track that takes you to the Island Rock Lookout, where you can look at the ocean from another perspective. The surface is even and the path is flat.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 30 m pass the shelter (on your left).
This shelter is wheelchair accessible.
After another 480 m pass the car park (50 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 20 m come to "Island Rock Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Island Rock Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 520 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Natural Bridge, Castle Cove and Island Rock lookouts


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 770 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 50 m (plus an extra 30 m along side route) from the start.

Toilet: There is one 35 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
35 m[toilet]
Shelter
50 m + 30 m[shelter]
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