Fitzroy Crossing is located 396km east of Broome on the banks of the Fitzroy River. It is the gateway to exploring Geike Gorge National Park and the stunning attractions of Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek which are located along the Gibb River Road.
The small outback town offers two caravan parks to accommodate travellers, one being the Historic Crossing Inn. Originally established in 1897 as a shanty inn and trade store for livestock drovers and gold prospectors, the oldest Kimberley hotel is still standing. The Crossing Inn has a range of accommodation from motel units to powered and unpowered camp sites and also features a bar, restaurant with great meals and an aboriginal art gallery on site.
Geike Gorge National Park is located 18km from town and is accessible via bitumen road. The charcoal grey, yellow, orange and white limestone cliffs of the ancient reef system border part of the Fitzroy River and the result is a scenic gorge. Boats tours are available daily and we advise to check times at the Visitor Centre before heading out to the gorge. The 3km return walk through the gorge is quite scenic with many soft sandy sections. Allow a couple of hours to explore Geike Gorge.
Mimbi Caves are situated 80km east of the township and are accessible by prior arrangement only through the Visitor Centre. The cave system is 400 million years old and features significant fossil sites and aboriginal rock art. Tours runs for 2 hours with an aboriginal guide telling dreamtime stories and discussing interesting aspects of their culture.
Fitzroy Crossing is a convenient stop over when exploring the Kimberley region. The Fitzroy River is known for freshwater Barramundi so try your luck next time you’re passing through!
Note takeaway alcohol is not available here due to government restrictions.