Kalbarri & Coastal Cliffs
See Kalbarri & its spectacular Coastal Cliffs from the Air!
This is one of the best value flights in the whole of Australia – a great introduction for the children, and people who have not flown before.
It is one our most action packed and exciting trips with sights to take in the whole way! Taking off from Kalbarri Airport, we fly towards the town and low along the beachfront before heading at cliff top height past the coastal cliffs with their lovely red sedimentary rock colours. On past the surfing beach, we reach Red Bluff, Rainbow Gorge and a series of connecting gorges before returning, past the cliffs and low over the Kalbarri beach strip back to the airport.
This great value flight allows you to experience the coastal cliffs, castle rock and the natural bridge from a perspective which demonstrates their true magnificence and grandeur.
The Tumblagooda Sandstone that makes up the majority of the Kalbarri region is what you will see both from the sky and the ground in the impressive red cliffs rising more than 100m cut by the sea.
These cliffs are part of what was once was (400-500 million years ago) a large tidal sand flats system which irregularly bordered a sizeable river plain spanning around 100km. The tidal range is thought to have been larger than it is today with the red and white successive layers of sand bedding stained by iron oxides formed in the oxygen rich environment.
The sequences seen on the costal cliffs are higher up the stratigraphic sequence (younger) than the gorges in-land and show much larger scale bedding deposition than the up-stream gorges due to a higher energy coastline than the wide, flat braided river plain sequences that deposited the thin beds in the river gorges.