The Tumblagooda Sandstone (approximately 541 million years old) is one of Kalbarri National Park's most striking features - the layers of coloured rock bed, trace fossils and ancient insect footprints of euthycarcinoids (an extinct group of arthropod or scorpion-like insects) are quite remarkable. The most iconic location in Kalbarri has to be Nature's Window, a natural rock arch framing the River. The National Park offers superb hiking trails, quad biking, canoeing and kayaking river-ways, abseiling and lookouts and from July to October each year, over 800 species of wildflowers create an awe-inspiring display.
Head inland to Northampton - one of the oldest settlements in Western Australia, outside of Perth - the town was classified as a historic location by the National Trust of Australia in 1993.
Kalbarri and surrounds are approximately 650 kilometres north of Perth (6 hours drive) or a 45 minute flight to Geraldton airport, and a 90 minute drive to Kalbarri.