Geikie Gorge National Park

Geikie Gorge was named after British geologist, Sir Archibald Geikie in 1883. The gorge features steep walls where the river has cut through the Geikie Range, exposing a fine section of the Devonian Reef. It is 14 kilometres long, divided into two sections of approximately equal length. The 30 metre high walls are bleached white by sun and water to a height of about 10 to 12 metres above normal river level and fossils embedded in the limestone may be seen.

Features of the gorge include the colours, reflections, freshwater crocodiles, fish and freshwater stingrays which add to the park's fascinating landforms. You may swim off the sandbank, but care is needed and there are three walking tracks. Wildlife abounds, including freshwater crocodiles which are not generally considered to be a threat to humans if left undisturbed. Because of their significance both banks of the river have been declared a sanctuary. The only permitted area for walking/run along the west bank from the southern boundary of the park to the beginning of the west wall of the gorge.

The road is sealed all the way from Fitzroy Crossing. It is suitable for all vehicles, trailers and caravans.

Open Times: 6:30am to 6:30pm daily in the Dry Season, there is no camping available. Entry is restricted during the wet season (December to March) when the Fitzroy River floods.

General Facilities Available: BBQ Facilities, Carpark, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Sheltered Area. With prior permission, private boats are allowed on the waters outside of tour times. Please note that no pets are allowed in National Parks.

Department of Parks and Wildlife offer one hour boat cruises, seven days a week; you pay for these at the gazebo out at Geike Gorge, we recommend you arrive 30 minutes before the tour. Cash and EFT facilities are available.


Tour times:

Adult: $40.00
Concession: $29.00
Child: $10.00
Family: $90.00


Darngku Heritage Cruises, are indigenously owned, and offer a range of boat and walking tours from $65.00 per adult. This tour can be booked online or please contact our friendly team to make a booking.