Murchison River, Kalbarri

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Some of the best fishing spots in Western Australia are located along Murchison River, the second longest river in the state. Flowing for about 820 km (510 mi) from the southern edge of the Robinson Ranges to the Indian Ocean, this mighty river cuts a path through sandstone cliffs and provides numerous locations ideal for bushwalking, hiking, cruising, and canoeing. This pristine river is home to over 200 species of native birds, such as eagles, black swans, and wetland waders. Stop by the Kalbarri Visitor Center to schedule a sunset cruise, book a full-day canoe trip, or find out how to reach the best fishing areas along the river, abounding in bream, whiting, and mulloway. Murchison River is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Kalbarri Edition.
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  • Safe, fun and an easy family day out. Shallow, clear water with fish for the kids to see. Hire a tinny or a paddle boat and go up the river for an explore. 
  • OK, there is a very nice bay and river estuary, but we have seen much more spectacular river estuaries in NSW and more spectacular and beautiful bays further north from Kalbarri . The Pelican feeding ...  more »
  • Went to the inland gorges. Great as usual. Took the kids who enjoyed the walk. Plenty of lizards around. Highlight was a thorny devil on the road there. Keep your eyes open. Lookout Rd on the river ar...  more »