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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  • July 21, 2017
    We travelled upriver in our tinnie for three day-trips during this July Kalbarri visit. No issues setting out, but on three separate occasions returning home, we encountered sand banks which impeded o...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Great place to stop on your trip down or up the coast. Walk along the river's edge allows views of the river mouth meeting the sea. Huge waves crashing are an amazing sight after the long dry roads le...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    You should get going, go through access of the National Park and you walk about 500 meters to the River, you have a fantastic natural phenomenon.
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