Geike Gorge

Geike Gorge National Park is located 18km northeast of Fitzroy Crossing and is easily accessible via bitumen road. 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. The white section along the bottom of the gorge is the result of the changing water levels of the Fitzroy River between the wet and dry seasons. During the wet season the park is actually underwater and inaccessible due to the immense flooding of the river.

Daily boats tours are available on the river and we advise to check times at the Visitor Centre before heading out to the gorge as they were scheduled for 8am and 3pm only when we visited. These one hour tours are operated by the park rangers and tickets can be bought for cash only prior to departure at the gorge.

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A half day tour over 5 hours is operated by local aboriginal people, during which you will explore areas not normally accessible. The Darngku Heritage Cruise includes informative talks relating to the gorge and aboriginal culture.

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The 3km return walk through the gorge is quite scenic however the track hugs one face of the gorge and veers away from the waterway, thus you are looking out over a dry creek bed into the distance. If you stick to the track on the way in make sure you walk through the creek bed close to the water on the way out. There is much better viewing and photo opportunities. The walk is quite easy with plenty of soft sand in sections, similar to walking along a beach. Wearing thongs is not advisable. Allow 1-1.5 hours for the walk.

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Camping is not permitted in the national park but is available nearby in Fitzroy Crossing where two caravan parks are located. Water is available in the park as are toilet and picnic facilities. Pets are prohibited.

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