The skywalk at Kalbarri, Western Australia

@JudyEv (227836)
Bunbury, Australia
October 25, 2020 6:08pm CST
On our way home for northern Western Australia, we stayed two nights in Kalbarri, a popular resort on the coast. I will have to do a series of short posts to show you all the wonderful scenery we saw in the area. One of the most spectacular was the new skywalk at Murchison Gorge. The Murchison River runs at the bottom of the gorge. The skywalk looks amazing and a bit scary from other angles but it feels perfectly safe to walk out and peer over the edge. There are actually two skywalks within a short distance of each other. Each walk is like a triangle. The top photo has the railing in the bottom left corner and you can see the second skywalk jutting out over the edge of the gorge. You can see part of the river in the top right. The lower photo shows a bigger pool with some reflections. There is a circle of black dots on the water which are black swans.
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@DianneN (204273)
• United States
26 Oct
That is a spectacular view. I still get lightheaded way up high, but not as badly as I once did.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
I know many suffer from vertigo. Luckily I'm not one of them.
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@DianneN (204273)
• United States
26 Oct
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@FourWalls (29182)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Oct
I love your photo. That’s as close as I want to be.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
There were quite a few people standing back.
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@xFiacre (8290)
• Ireland
26 Oct
@judyev I’m getting anxious just looking at that.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
You hardly realise you're there until you look over the edge.
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• United States
26 Oct
what a lovely view fer certain! somewhere 'long the line 'f my many years i've grown quite phobic to lookin' down. dunno if'n i could do such without'n episode 'f vertigo? gigglin' 'f the 'perfect' shot 'f those black swans. i reckon the triangular shape 'f those walks're so's more folks can witness such't the same time? 'r jest fer a better view 'f the gorge 'n river 'low? don't mind me, this front 'tis screwin' with my brain :)
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
You're right about the shape. You can stand on one 'side' and look under the other to get an equally good view.
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• United States
26 Oct
@JudyEv lemme go run'n mark the date, lol. i bet 'tis most fascinatin' to see'n person.
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@RebeccasFarm (12922)
• Denver, Colorado
25 Oct
Hi Judy That is a spectacular view right there!!! I love the black swans too.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
You can literally see for miles.
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• Denver, Colorado
26 Oct
@JudyEv Yes I can see
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@thelme55 (56788)
• Germany
25 Oct
What a nice awesome view. Thanks for sharing.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
You're welcome. The view was spectacular.
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@Ronrybs (10936)
• London, England
26 Oct
It would take a lot to get me on a skywalk!
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
I think the majority of responses to this discussion have said much the same!! lol It seems a great many don't like heights.
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@Ronrybs (10936)
• London, England
27 Oct
@JudyEv It has something to do with being connected to the ground for me, I can happily hang out the door of moving helicopter without a second thought
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Oct
@Ronrybs That's interesting. Vince's knees go weak if he has to climb a windmill but he took photos hanging out a helicopter once and it didn't seem to worry him. Our two boys (about 6 and 8 at the time) were offered a ride in a helicopter but only if I went with them. I was fine with it really while it was moving but when it stopped and just hovered, I felt a bit anxious. I was waiting for it to drop out of the sky. lol
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26 Oct
I think I would be just sprawled and limp on the skywalk, I'm a height phobia :-)
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
Oh dear, it seems most people who have responded don't like heights.
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26 Oct
@JudyEv hahaha I just realized it after reading the comments below :-)
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
@sweetshayens There is a lot of you, isn't there?
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@rakski (69795)
• Philippines
26 Oct
an awesome photo. a great view.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
Thanks. We had a great view over the river valley.
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@rakski (69795)
• Philippines
26 Oct
@JudyEv yes, that is for sure a really great view. I appreciate all your photos and their stories, it feels like I am travelling with you
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
@rakski Thank you very much. That's a lovely thing to say. I sometimes wonder if people are sick of hearing about such places but I try to mix up the discussions a bit.
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@jobelbojel (19850)
• Philippines
26 Oct
Nice view. Good thing that it is safe to walk on the skywalk. A bit scary but exciting I think.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
You don't really notice until you peer over the railing then you realise just how far above the ground you are.
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@jobelbojel (19850)
• Philippines
26 Oct
@JudyEv I would not peer over.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
@jobelbojel Haha - fair enough.
@noni1959 (6971)
• United States
26 Oct
That is amazing. It would be so wonderful to go see this something.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
There was a lot to see in this area. It was time well spent.
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@noni1959 (6971)
• United States
26 Oct
@JudyEv I'm looking forward to more photos and interesting places you've been.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
@noni1959 That's a nice thing to say. I'm working on it - trying to make sure I have my facts right. lol
@Cheyee (3379)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
26 Oct
That looks really good, but no I refuse with all my heart to walk on it. I wouldn't dare moving, my legs would be jelly ??
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
I know heights scare many people.
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@Cheyee (3379)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
26 Oct
@JudyEv heights, dark places, and narrow places
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
@Cheyee My daughter-in-law gets very claustrophobic too.
@Hannihar (106434)
• Israel
26 Oct
@JudyEv I thought that was a diving board. It is a skywalk. I love the pictures.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed them.
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@Hannihar (106434)
• Israel
26 Oct
@JudyEv You are so welcome.
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@jstory07 (97515)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Oct
That looks really beautiful. What a nice view.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
You could see a long, long way. The swans were just specks until we zoomed up on them.
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@jstory07 (97515)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Oct
@JudyEv How neat,
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@FayeHazel (34958)
• United States
26 Oct
Oh my how beautiful! And black swans, I thought those were rare
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
The black swan is our state emblem. There seem to be a lot of them around and they are widespread from the north to the south.
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@FayeHazel (34958)
• United States
26 Oct
@JudyEv How nice! Maybe they are just rare here. Sure are beautiful
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• Austin, Texas
26 Oct
I love the photos you share. You're in a part of the world I've always wanted to visit.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
I'm glad you like the photos. I certainly enjoy sharing them with people here.
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@LindaOHio (51709)
• United States
26 Oct
I would never make it out to the end of the walk. I'd be scared stiff! It's a great view though!
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
Approaching it from behind, it all seems quite safe. It's a very solid structure.
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@allen0187 (42862)
• Philippines
26 Oct
What a fantastic view!
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
Thanks, yes, it was pretty spekky. (spectacular)
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@Inlemay (17597)
• South Africa
26 Oct
not for me - that fearful height will have me hyperventilating and in a heart-attack panic mode for sure. I normally stay behind and take photos of the brave and daring. Well done for your bravery so that we may enjoy your photos
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
I know it's fearful for many. Another thing was the number of hats that had been blown off heads and were on the ground metres below where we were. lol
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@msdivkar (17732)
• India
26 Oct
Amazing scenery. I will prefer not to be there.
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@JudyEv (227836)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Oct
It seems many people have a fear of heights. I can understand that.
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