Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek

 

Fitzroy Crossing

Set on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, 391 kilometres east of Broome, Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia (WA) is a true outback town. Drive out to the original town site and visit the legendary Crossing Inn, built in 1897 as a shanty inn and trade store for long-distance travelers. Or try your luck at Barramundi fishing on the Fitzroy River.

Today, Fitzroy Crossing in WA is a great base to explore Tunnel Creek National Park and Windjana Gorge National Park.  It’s also the gateway to the Geikie Gorge National Park, a spectacular waterway with soaring weathered cliffs and abundant wildlife. Indigenous tours also offer an excellent insight to local Indigenous history and culture, including bush tucker and medicine.

Fitzroy Crossing Accommodation and Information

Search for Fitzroy Crossing accommodation. Or for more information about tours from Fitzroy Crossing, local attractions and road conditions, contact the Fitzroy Crossing Tourist Bureau.

Halls Creek

Halls Creek in Western Australia (WA) sits on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert, 289 kilometres east of Fitzroy Crossing. The site of Western Australia’s first gold discovery in 1885, Halls Creek became prospecting grounds to more than 15,000 people from all over the world.

In 1955 the town was relocated 15 kilometres to the northwest and was the last stop for farmers driving cattle along the legendary Canning Stock Route.

Today, Halls Creek in WA is home to successful farming and mining industries and is a great base for exploring the area’s natural and historical attractions.

Take a tour or scenic flight from Halls Creek to the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park and Bungle Bungle Range. Visit the second largest meteorite crater in the world at Wolfe Creek Crater National Park. Marvel at the China Wall, a six-metre high wall of quartz rock believed to be part of the longest single fault of its type in the world. Check out the old Halls Creek town site, a reminder of the town’s mining history. Enjoy the peace and beauty of the fresh water springs at Palm Springs or Caroline’s Pool. Or head out to Sawpit Gorge for a swim, picnic and a spot of fishing.

For more information about tours from Halls Creek local attractions and road conditions, contact the Halls Creek Visitor Centre. Our thanks to Shire of Halls Creek for providing images for this web page.

Suggested Itineraries 

Fitzroy Crossing two days

Geikie Gorge and Fitzroy River

A two-day tour of Fitroy Crossing, exploring its history, Indigenous culture, the Fitzroy River, Geikie Gorge, Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. View more

 

 
 

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