Geikie Gorge National Park
Approximately 30 minutes and 18 kms from Fitzroy Crossing on a sealed road.
Park opening times
Open year round for day visits with entry restricted by flooding of the Fitzroy River, particularly in the wet season (December to March). Park hours for the dry season (April to November) are 6.30 am to 6.30 pm. Rangers are based throughout the dry season.
Toilets, water, gas BBQ’s, information shelter, tour boats, and disabled access. Due to the wet season floods, the above facilities are only available between April and November. The gorge is a day use area only. No Camping is allowed.
What to Do
Sightseeing, photography, walking, nature observation. The east bank is a sanctuary zone for wildlife so no unsupervised entry to this area. Fresh water crocodiles do live in the Gorge although they are not usually a danger to people, parents should however take care of small children. NO animals are permitted into the park.
A pleasant walk along the base of the west wall of the Gorge (3 kms return) moderate difficulty, allow 2 hours return. Best explored in the early morning or late afternoon. Remember to carry drinking water and avoid climbing the reef wall as the terrain is extremely dangerous and rough.
An easy 20 minute return walk along the banks of the Fitzroy River to the Sandbar, a popular fishing and swimming place. Swimming is at your own risk. Beware of submerged snags and logs and avoid drinking the water.
The D.E.C boat tour takes 1 hour. Bookings are required for individuals as the 8am and 1600pm tours tend to fill up quickly. Boat tickets are on sale at the Gorge 20 minutes prior to the cruise departure. Tours can be booked online at www.dpaw.com.au
During the early and late part of the season (April, May and September, November) Tours may be less frequent due to lower demand. Check with the Lodge tour desk or Fitzroy Crossing Tourist Bureau to confirm times.
Private Boats and canoes during the dry season, (May – October) are permitted with access to the Gorge before 7 am, between 12 and 1 pm, and after 4pm (after the last C.A.L.M boat is docked).