Geikie Gorge

Geikie Gorge National Park is one of the most accessible parks in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Named by colonial settlers for Sir Archibald Geikie in 1883 and known as "Darngku" to the local Aboriginal Bunaba people. The gorge has been carved out by the Fitzroy River, which flows between the massive ancient limestone walls, over 98 feet (30 meters) of which have been exposed by the river. 

One of the most stunning sights in Geikie Gorge is the coloring of said cliffs. During dry season when the water level is low, the lower half of the walls is visible and bleached white due to the opposite season's floods. As the rain comes in, the Fitzroy River rises up to 52 feet (16 meters) up the gorge walls, cleaning them in a continuous cycle. 

Visitors to Geikie Gorge can get out on the water on a boat tour or even a Darngku heritage cruise, guided by the traditional landowners of the park. Hiking is another popular activity, with the popular Reef Walk track taking about 1.5 hours to complete. River Walk is shorter, taking only about 20 minutes, and leads to the banks of the Fitzroy.

Practical Info

Geikie Gorge sits about 260 miles (415 km) east of Broome via road. The park entrance sits 12 miles (20 km) from Fitzroy Crossing and is connected by a bitumen road. Visitors are only allowed to enter during the day, and camping is not allowed.
Adres: King Leopold Ranges, Western Australia, Australia 6728, Australië
Openingstijden: Daylight hours; no camping allowed
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