Blogs from Geiki Gorge, Western Australia, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Geiki Gorge August 10th 2017

DAY TWELVE We farewelled the Bungle Bungles and travelled through Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing. We stopped for lunch near a camping area beside the river. While having lunch a willie willie was stirred up and the caravaners had to move very quickly to close the doors of their vans to save a dust wash. Then to Geikie Gorge National Park where we had a cruise on the Fitzroy river through the ancient limestone looking at the fossils embedded in the walls. The river has 20 tributaries, stretches over 700km from the East Kimberley to the coast at King Sound. It occupies an area of 93,289 kilometres within the Canning Basin and the Timor Sea drainage division. In flood it becomes one of the world's biggest rivers. During the dry season, much of the river stops ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Geiki Gorge June 1st 2015

For our last day at Fitzroy Crossing we had decided to take a long walk into Geikie Gorge. By the time we got there and walked in to the gorge it was very hot and there were not many birds (or anything moving) to see (other than one hopper and a distant blue winged kookaburra). We went back to the camp and Georgi was determined to capture a few birds to finish off Fitzroy Crossing. Hopefully we have the correct names for these birds! We also took time to talk again to Bob James, a local who collected boab nuts from around the campground and then carved them to sell to tourists. Bob was very efficient at this task and could collect the nuts and carve one in very quick time!... read more
Track at Geikie Gorge
Geikie Gorge
Georgi and Bob James

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Geiki Gorge May 28th 2015

It was another early start to catch the three hour cruise of the Geikie Gorge. Unfortunately, our tour guide had double booked us (on the long tour) and a bus full of tourists (on the short tour). You can guess who won out. Luckily, Bill was very apologetic and arranged for us to get a free one hour cruise of the gorge on the Parks and Wildlife boat. The Fitroy River drains an area of 90,000 square kilometres (larger than the Ord) and, at peak flow, is capable of filling Perth's Canning Dam in less than twenty minutes. That would be something to see! The locals strongly resist any efforts for the Fitzroy to be dammed. The Geikie Gorge cuts through a fossilized tropical reef that once ran around the Kimberley area. Luckily for us, the ... read more
Coming in to the Gorge
Geikie Gorge
Getting up close to the fossilized reef

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Geiki Gorge July 2nd 2008

From Purnululu we travelled west down the sealed highway, stopping at China Wall near Halls Creek for lunch. We then stopped at Fitzroy Lodge caravan park for a couple of nights with a day trip to Geike Gorge on the 1st July. We also had our first attempt at cooking scones in the camp oven and amazingly we all braved the freezing cold waters of the lodge's pool - brrrr! We're beginning to wonder if we made a good decision in attempting the trip in just a tent as Alex keeps looking on in envy as all the vans and camper trailers pack up so quickly and easily compared to us! Plus a few fellow travellers have given us strange looks when we've said that we're travelling for a year this way. I'm also starting to ... read more
Geike Gorge-family
China Wall - Halls Creek
Camp oven scones

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Geiki Gorge November 13th 2006

Maandag 13 november. Gisteren hadden we nagegaan of de tour door de Geikie Gorge wel doorging en waar deze zou vertrekken. Via het antwoordapparaat van de ranger van het park hadden we laten weten dat we zouden mee gaan. We stonden om 5 u op en waren ruim op tijd zodat we eerst nog een korte wandeling konden maken voor de tour vertrok. Het was nog niet te warm en zo kregen we tijdens de wandeling van nog geen half uur al een beetje een idee over de rotsformaties en de planten in het park. In totaal waren er 9 gegadigden die met de ranger van het park als gids in de Gorge een boottocht van ongeveer 75 minuten op Fitzroy River maakten. De ranger was constant aan het vertellen: over het ontstaan van de Gorge, ... read more
Eerst een beetje op stap in de Geikie Gorge.
Daarna een bootje in.
We varen soms tot onder de rotsen.

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