Fitzroy Crossing is not much more than a roadhouse, a couple of motels, a pub and a welfare office, but it’s a convenient base for exploring the surrounding region that includes Geikie and Windjana Gorges.
Forrest Road, Fitzroy Crossing
Tel (08) 9191 5355
Open Jan-Mar Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm; Apr-Sep 8am-5pm daily; Oct-Dec Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm
Greyhound (tel 1300 473 946) coaches to Broome and Darwin stop outside the visitor information centre and also at Fitzroy Crossing Lodge.
The best way to explore the gorge is to take one of the cruises on the river, although there are also some good walks along the gorge and elsewhere in the national park. The gorge features some nice picnic and barbecue sites and is home to plenty of freshwater crocodiles. It is worth the visit if you’re driving although it’s otherwise a bit difficult to get to.
17km northeast of Fitzroy Crossing
Tel (08) 9191 5121
Cruises cost $25
Cruises depart Apr-Nov 8am & 3pm daily
Park open Apr-Nov 6.30am-6.30pm daily; entry restricted during wet season (Dec-Mar)