Eagle Gorge is one of a couple of gorges along the coastal cliffs of Kalbarri National Park and the northern most park of the Bigurda Trail that takes you 8km to Natural Bridge.
The Kalbarri coastline is unique along the Western Australian coast because it is the only section that has sandstone exposed. Typically, the limestone is prominent, however, the limestone has worn away.
From the parking area, a sealed trail leads to a lookout area, viewing Eagle Gorge from the southern side. The trail is easy and suitable for wheelchairs as well. Beside the lookout, a dirt trail continues onwards into the the gorge where you can view the beach closer or all the way down to the beach itself.
The beach at Eagle Gorge is wider than that of Pot Alley , another gorge outlet beach just north of Eagle Gorge.
If you decide to go for a swim, care and sensibility is needed. The unpatrolled beach may not be suitable for everyone to take a swim. The water off the beach is rocky underneath and is surrounded by cliffs on both sides.
The red sandstone cliffs and the formations of the rocks are what brings many to Kalbarri, however, if you are there during the wildflower season between July to October you are treated to other wonderful colours than just those of the cliffs and ocean. We were too early for the typical wildflower season but were still treated to some flowers blooming through the national park.
To get there:
From Kalbarri township, head south along Grey St which starts heading west. It bends to the left and becomes Red Bluff Rd. From the bend, follow for 7.8km and turn right at the brown sign for Eagle Gorge. Follow for 1.7km to reach the parking area for Eagle Gorge.