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The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

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Address: Off Kalbarri Road, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 5436, Australia
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Loop-Z bend road closure dates 2017

This section of Road is closed to the public most week days until the end of July while they seal the road. The only access on closure days is to go with a tour operator. Open... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This section of Road is closed to the public most week days until the end of July while they seal the road. The only access on closure days is to go with a tour operator. Open days are 8-10 April, 14-17 April, 21-23 April, 25 April, 3-5 June, 1-3 July, 7-10 July and 14-16 July only. Tours can be found... More 

1 Thank 186338Hmm
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

we couldn't go there but there are road closures 3/2 days of the week every week up until April/march. There was a list on the fridge of the B&B we stayed in so check in advanced if you want to go here, can still access Ross graham ans hawks head.

2 Thank laurenethers
Milan, Italy
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We took the trek on the Loop in the kalbarri national park gorge on the 31 st December , the climate was not so hot in town and windy as well, but down the canyon it will be hotter. At the parking area it was around 30-33 degrees. Left the parking area there is a simple walk till the natural... More 

2 Thank Suturama
Singapore, Singapore
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110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The view from the lookout is a sight to behold. However, I do recommend walking down to the river itself. The trail is difficult, but having a swim at the end of the walk made it all worthwhile.

1 Thank KamalMamat
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Came by after visiting nature's window. We didn't do the hiking but z-bend itself is absolutely stunning.

1 Thank Elaine L
Perth, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

After visiting Nature's Window in the Kalbarri Park, we decided to continue on the 'Loop' , an 8 km walk which is described in the brochures as being a 'challenging but impressive' walk through the gorge system. The information panels at the beginning of the trail warn walkers of the dangers of heat and suggest that only those of moderate... More 

4 Thank michelle t
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Did natures window and the loop recently and was blown away by the natural beauty.The views are just to die for.I loved natures window and 8 km loop walk is so scenic and peaceful,one of the best walks i have done.As an experienced hiker i didn't find it too difficult at all,I had a refreshing dip in one of waterholes,just... More 

1 Thank Julie C
Darwin, Australia
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478 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I did not have enough water and when I got to the river I chose to turn back. The walk gets increasingly challenging at this point and on a hot day I thought it better to have walked the ridge and got to the river and return the same way. The walk starts behind the "Window" attraction.

1 Thank Serendipitous02
Moncton, Canada
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1,403 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,285 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fairly easy-moderate hike for us when we did The Loop and Z Bend Gorge. Wonderful views all around, plenty of other hikers around, one person running around without any clothes on, yes that was me again but only because…I have run out of reasons to try and explain my behaviour. Lots of bird life flapping about and be sure to... More 

1 Thank JGDynamo
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Well signposted visitor facility and good walks for fantastic views of the gorge from various vantage points. Recommended - level of exercise can be determined by the party - both easy and more strenuous options available

1 Thank Madalyn H

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