Hawks Head Walk

5 min to 10 min
5 min to 10 min

260 m
return

↑ 18 m
↓ -18 m

Smooth & flat
Starting from the car park at the end of Hawks Head Road, Kalbarri National Park, this walk takes you to Hawks Head Lookout and back via the Hawks Head Walk Trail. A short, well-constructed path leads to a magnificent lookout above an evocative rock formation known as Hawks Head. Enjoy the views from the sheltered picnic area, and follow the quick and easy path to the lookout for expansive views of the Murchison River below. This area is absolutely beautiful during wildflower season. Toilets and shaded picnic tables are available, and the bitumen path allows for wheelchair access. Directional signage is provided indicating the location of facilities at this site. Beware of undercut cliff edges, loose rocks and unstable surfaces. Keep to the path and lookout, and do not venture onto the Hawks Head formation. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.7889964,114.4682102)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom North West Coastal Highway, 1
  • Turn on to Kalbarri Road then drive for 29.4 km
  • Turn right onto Hawkes Head Road and drive for another 3.7 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 140 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the car park at the end of Hawks Head Road, Kalbarri National Park, head along the sealed path around the sheltered seating area, passing a 'Welcome to Hawks Head' sign. Follow the sealed path ahead for about 100 metres to reach the Hawks Head Lookout.....
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Start.
There is a toilet (about 70 m back from the start).
Find the Hawks Head at the start.
After 40 m pass the shelter (15 m on your right).
After another 160 m come to "Hawks Head Lookout".
Hawks Head Lookout
Hawks Head Lookout

Hawks Head Lookout is a spectacular vantage point located within Kalbarri National Park, offering panoramic views of the mighty Murchison River. An informative sign at the lookout describes the geological formations and diverse wildlife of the area. The lookout is named after a nearby rock formation that resembles the head of a hawk. If you're lucky, you may see the graceful Peregrine Falcon hunting its prey along the cliffs.
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Hawks Head Lookout is a spectacular vantage point located within Kalbarri National Park, offering panoramic views of the mighty Murchison River. An informative sign at the lookout describes the geological formations and diverse wildlife of the area. The lookout is named after a nearby rock formation that resembles the head of a hawk. If you're lucky, you may see the graceful Peregrine Falcon hunting its prey along the cliffs.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 130 m to get back to the start.
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Hawks Head Walk


Grading
Class 1/6
Smooth & flat
Length 260 m
Time 5 min to 10 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one -29 m back from the start.

Toilet: There is one -71 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-71 m[toilet]
Shelter
-29 m[shelter]
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