Kalbarri - Unsophisticated But Beautifully Unspoiled


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May 6th 2019
Published: May 6th 2019
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Kalbarri is the sort of place where nothing much changes over time. My first visit here was 1983. Our last visit here was seven years ago, and as we drove along the main drag today, we got confirmation that all was as before.

That is the charm of Kalbarri, sitting where the Murchison River meets the Indian Ocean. It is a place to contemplate the peacefulness of your surroundings, far away from the stresses of city life. People take things leisurely where a quick take-away order of fish and chips is likely to take 40 minutes as it did our first night. But, we thought in our rush-rush world, what’s the hurry.

The mood of the ocean and surrounding hills changes from a menacing grey under a cloudy sky to a glittering sparkle when the clouds scatter. Geographically it is a delight with coastal and river gorges, and where fishing is an obsession.

About five kilometres south of the town is a modern development called Ecoflora with high-end homes on a hill, sporting beautiful ocean views. Real estate is much less expensive here, the question to consider is whether one can tolerate a more isolated existence.


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6th May 2019

Well presented
Great pictures and well described and presented, Ely I miss Australia already!
6th May 2019

My Favorite Place
Howdy, I'm so glad you are enjoying my favorite place. I've been going there almost yearly since I was in primary school. Enjoy.
6th May 2019

Yes: A favourite
Thanks for your comment Andrew. I’ve been here 12-14 times over the years. Never disappoints.
6th May 2019

Kalbarri looks fantastic
This beach area looks great to me. Laid back and slow pace. I would enjoy a visit there. Living there would be great but with concessions of getting any work done at a reasonable rate.
6th May 2019

Moving Here?
Garland, I think you’re a closet Aussie.

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