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The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

Off Kalbarri Road, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 5436, Australia
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Loved the River Trail at Z-bend

The flies were the only thing that kind of let me down although doing this short hike in the heat... read more

Reviewed today
Midtownie
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Memphis, Tennessee
An incredible place to visit.

Visited with my daughter and grandkids. I had just recovered from both knee replacements but found... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
StrongAngel
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Bunbury, Australia
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“the loop” (48 reviews)
“the river” (38 reviews)
“natures window” (28 reviews)
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Off Kalbarri Road, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia 5436, Australia
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"the loop"
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"the river"
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"natures window"
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"car park"
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"amazing views"
in 8 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 3 reviews
"hard work"
in 3 reviews
"great spot"
in 3 reviews
"enjoy the experience"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"sun cream"
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"black swans"
in 2 reviews
"wear appropriate footwear"
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"longer trail"
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"bring plenty of water"
in 3 reviews
"km walk"
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"insect repellent"
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Reviewed today

The flies were the only thing that kind of let me down although doing this short hike in the heat of the day was not the most enjoyable. The hike is laid out well and as you climb down the large rock formations the temperature...More

Thank Midtownie
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Visited with my daughter and grandkids. I had just recovered from both knee replacements but found there were plenty of walks I could still do while the rest of the family managed the long treks. Lots to see so make sure you have plenty of...More

Thank StrongAngel
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The walking trail is quite easy to do, specially if you have comfortable shoes. The views over Murchison river valley is gorgeous and remined me the view of the Great Canyon in Colorado. You may spend more time than expected to enjoy these great panorama...More

Thank HappyChris008
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Went to accomplish this challenge with my girlfriend from England. Wasn't sure how I would go considering I'm scared of heights but, the more you go along the more you want to reach the end. There is a number of testing spots and we'll recommend...More

Thank NLO1973
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Loved it here! So much to see and do. Get exploring! But remember it's long and arduous and you need a backpack, a bit of food and lots of waster ( think 3litres per person)

Thank happycamperaus1
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

A short car ride from Nature's Window, along a new sealed road. The walk to the lookout is then 600 metres from the car park and you should allow an hour for the return trip. The views of the earthy sandstone rocks and the river...More

Thank cheshiretraveller57
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Lets start with The Loop. The river does a complete loop in the gorge when looking from Natures Window. The rock formations are amazing especially if you get up close. The start of the loop 8km walk is from the Nature’s Window. I found the...More

Thank Nigel H
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The main car parking area is well designed with numerous shaded picnic tables for visitors to relax either before or after their trek to check out the views. Good quality toilet facilities available & are wheelchair accessible however the treks are not.

Thank Rosco49
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I don't understand why The Loop and the Z-Bend are grouped as one destination. The Loop is a 4km walk from the Nature's Window while the Z-Bend Lookout and walk are accessible from a different car park. Any way, the views from the Z-Bend Lookout...More

1  Thank epwchan
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This place needs to be visited! The Z walk is a tough one. Make sure you take your swimmers as there is river access at the bottom. Beautiful place.

Thank Rob J
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Tabasco_chill
17 April 2018|
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Response from happycamperaus1 | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine, just take it easy on the dirt roads
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Alicia133
1 March 2015|
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Response from Sara C |
hi there, it takes at least 2 hr drive to kalbarri and another maybe 45 minutes drive to the Gorge. Please have cash on hand or a credit card bcos they don't have an eftpos facility at the gate. Remember to bring bathers if... More
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