Geikie Gorge

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June 3rd 2021
Published: June 5th 2021
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Today was a big travelling day. We left the town of Fitroy Crossing and headed to Geikie Gorge which has been shaped by the Fitzroy River. What makes the Gorge unique in its colouring is the regular flooding of the Fitroy River during the wet season. In fact we were told that when the river’s flood waters are running, it is the second longest river in the world as far as volume of water.

The gorge has plenty of fauna and flora. We once again spotted a few fresh water crocodiles. Red sandstone colouration and bleached white, limestone walls made for a magnificent landscape.

From Geikie we travelled east and north to the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungles. Off the main highway the dirt road was littered with water-filled gullies left over from the wet season with all manner of corrugations. At times we felt as if we were being thrown around by bucking broncos.

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