New skywalk to be built at Kalbarri

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News story here from Parks & Wildlife WA. What do you think?

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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 15:34

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 15:34
Michelle, another place I am glad to have visited before the great tourism influx. I do understand the need for tourism for regional areas, but hate the idea of "tourism precincts", another "Americanism", for this amazing area.............. I am sure it won't be long until the golden arches set up shop in the precinct........................ My tuppence worth.........
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 15:49

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 15:49
It might be what some call progress, but in reality its exploiting a natural asset for financial/commercial gain. I guess we have been fortunate to have visited this spot when it was still relatively natural. If you are like us and prefer natural, unspoilt areas over tourist traps - even if they are in beautiful areas - my advice is to get in quick before the ambience is lost.

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Reply By: Member - Russler - Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 17:55

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 17:55
Does that make people that use it Skywalkers?
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Reply By: Member - Robert1660 - Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 20:26

Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 20:26
I will just make a comment about the proposed upgrade of the road. We visited Kalbarri in June this year. Could not believe that such a popular and impressive destination still had a very poor dirt road. The road was heavily used and thus heavily corrugated. Normal vehicles with normal tyre pressures can be easily damaged as many people including numerous overseas visitors travel far too fast for the conditions. This improvement is most welcomed!
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 01:05

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 01:05
They should have listened to the travellers - most of the feedback across social media since the announcement has been negative.

It is overkill. Simple boardwalks and viewing platforms are adequate and allow access for those with mobility difficulties. An expensive and ugly platform jutting scarily over the gorge is not value for money, and out of keeping with the natural beauty of the Kalbarri National Park.

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Reply By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 16:51

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 16:51
We are hoping to do a return visit to Kalbarri and the national park next year. I'm dissapointed that the project will not be complete by then.
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