Mushroom Rock is at the coastal part of the Kalbarri National Park in Western Australia. This section of the coastline is spectacularly adorned by red-streaked sandstone cliffs, coloured by the rich iron content in the stone.
One of several destinations along a short strip of the coastline, Mushroom Rock is connected to Rainbow Valley with a walking trail. The trail leads from the carpark down into a small gorge and the junction of the loop track.
The first 60 metres is a wide path of compacted gravel and is suitable for a wheelchair. The track then becomes more difficult with steep sections, steps in places, and uneven surfaces.
The walk is 1.5km and takes about 2 hours. The loop section is recommended to be done in a counter-clockwise direction, taking you to the coast first.
Reaching the coast, you can see Red Bluff, a high point along the red sandstone cliffs. The trail then leads in the opposite direction towards Rainbow Valley and presentation of beautiful rock formations in the sandstone.
A highlight feature is a large balancing flat rock platform sitting on top of the cliff flats.
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 and then George Grey Dr. From the bend, follow for 4.9km and turn right into Mushroom Rock Rd with a brown sign 200m before it. The parking area is 200m ahead.