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View of Murchison River Gorge from the Z Bend lookout.

The Z Bend lookout is a popular tourist lookout on the Murchison River Gorge in Western Australia. It is located at 27°39′19″S 114°27′19″E / 27.65528°S 114.45528°E / -27.65528; 114.45528Coordinates: 27°39′19″S 114°27′19″E / 27.65528°S 114.45528°E / -27.65528; 114.45528, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Kalbarri, in the Kalbarri National Park. One of four lookouts in the national park, it is situated on a sharp bend in the gorge. The view includes an excellent section through the Tumblagooda Sandstone, a geological sequence of fluvial and coastal deposits over one kilometre (0.62 mi) deep.

Facilities

Picnic seating and toilets are situated next to the car park. From the car park there is a walk of about 500 metres (1,600 ft) to the gorge lookout. There is then a climb of about 50 metres (160 ft) to the bed of the Murchison River.

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