Geikie Gorge National Park, Fitzroy Crossing

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Take a guided boat tour through Geikie Gorge National Park, cut deep into an ancient limestone reef by the Fitzroy River. Though most of this impressive gorge is protected and closed to the public, flat-bottomed tourist boats sail through several of its sections regularly, offering numerous opportunities to observe the native wildlife. The park is home to a diverse fauna, including flying foxes, numerous water birds, and freshwater crocodiles. Tackle a walking trail along the western bank of the river to see the exposed and distinctly colored fossil-bearing layers of the gorge. You can also try swimming near a long sandbank at the junction of the Margaret and Fitzroy Rivers. Call ahead or check online for tour availability and departure times. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Fitzroy Crossing holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Geikie Gorge National Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The boat tour at Geikie Gorge was beautiful and very interesting. The tour guide was informative and pointed out a lot. We saw freshwater crocodiles, swallows and other birds. The bizarre rock formati...  more »
  • The Park is Wert.Unbedingt most definitely a detour you should if possible take a boat tour. These are offered directly at the info point.
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  • We arrived at Fitzroy River crossing late morning and went to the Visitor Centre. We were advised by the friendly staff to take the 4pm cruise as the light would be better for photographs. This was ex...  more »
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  • A beautiful gorge on the mighty Fitzroy River in North West Western Australia. A short 20km drive from Fitzroy Crossing, the National Park is open from May to October in the dry season. Please keep an eye out for cattle along the road as you will be driving through a cattle station. Daily boat tours are run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. You can book via the visitor centre situated just off the highway in Fitzroy Crossing. There is also a short walk adjacent to the river with informative signage along the way. If you are bringing your own boat please be aware of the resricted launching/retrieving times (call the visitor centre for more information).
  • Wonderful place here. May it always remain the same. Simply stunning and eternal. A tribute to our ancestors. Well done NT govt for keeping it untouched.
  • Geikie Gorge boat tour a must do. Stunning cliff formations carved out in Devonian age. Beautiful sculpture of nature. Fresh water crocks sunbake on the banks. Jurasic park like walk through the river banks at the kiosk. Easy access and good birdwatching.
  • This is a must see if your travelling through Fitzroy Crossing. We even caught a glimpse of some fresh water crocodiles. An amazing experience
  • A really nice day use National Park with easy sealed road access. A few nice walks although the longer ones along the river in the gorge are on soft sand without much shade and can be tough going. The best way to see the gorge however is on the Ranger guided boat cruise that runs every couple of hours. The wildlife is abundant and the scenery spectacular.

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