3.8 out of 10

Fitzroy Crossing

-18.1903953095132 125.576883268349
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2/5
2yrs+

"Cruise Geikie Gorge"

Located 365km from Kununurra and 400 km from Broome, many travellers make Fitzroy Crossing a stop off point in their travels. The town is surrounded by the vast floodplains of the Fitzroy River, and it is not unusual for the town to be isolated in the wet season.

The town boasts a large and floodlit playing field, with Aussie Rules being the game of choice in these parts. There are also two service stations, and an excellent Visitors Centre. The Fitzroy River Lodge boasts a variety of accommodation from tent sides to rooms in the Lodge, which are built on stilts to keep them (hopefully) above the flood levels.

The main attraction for visitors to the mostly aboriginal-populated town, is the Geikie Gorge Cruise, which is just a 30 minute drive from Fitzroy Crossing. Geikie Gorge is part of the Devonian Reef National Parks, which 350 million years ago were submerged by a vast inland sea. Taking the cruise is a great way to appreciate how high the floodwaters come – and to spot freshwater crocs sunning themselves on the banks and rock shelves.
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