Geikie Gorge National Park is a spectacular waterway with soaring weathered cliffs and abundant wildlife.
Geike Gorge is also known by its Aboriginal name, Darngku. Here the Fitzroy River cuts its way through the Geike and Oscar Ranges on its way to Fitzroy Crossing.
The Devonian Reef National Parks of Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Geike Gorge cover an area that was part of an ancient reef system over 350 million years ago. This remnant reef is seen today in the limestone ranges and gorges of the West Kimberley, and also in the Ningbing Range north of Kununurra.
Geike Gorge is the home to the Balga (freshwater barramundi), the rare Galwanyi (Leichhardt’s sawfish) and Baya Gawiy (Coach Whip stingray).
Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) one hour boat tours are available from May to mid-October. Indigenous tours also offer an excellent insight to local Indigenous history and culture, including bush tucker and medicine.
- Jarrambayah Walk: this 4.4km trail takes you along the bank of the Fitzroy River to the eastern walls of the gorge, and offers good views of the limestone walls of the gorge. Approx. time 2 hours
- Balili Rarrgi Walk: this is a short 1.6km trail which loops off the Jarrambayah Walk. This route showcases some of the remnants of the ancient Devonian Reef. Approx. time1 hour.
- Bun.gu Trail: Learn of the local Bunuba people’s knowledge of plants, animals and landscape by reading the signs along the way on the 1.2km trail. Follow the river downstream to above the sandbar (bun.gu walyarra) where the Margaret River meets the Fitzroy River. Approx. time 30 minutes.
- Larrgari Trail: Walk along the banks of the Fitzroy River to the savannah woodland in the upper of the flood plain. This trail connects with the Bun.gu Trail. A 1.75km loop - allow one hour.
It is possible to launch private boats from the boat ramp at Geike Gorge at certain times of day, subject to notifying the rangers beforehand. Paddle craft are permitted in the Tour Boat Zone from 6.30am to 6.30pm.
Geike Gorge is the most accessible of the three Devonian Reef national parks, and may be accessed by 2WD from Fitzroy Crossing. Geike Gorge National Park is a day use area only, with facilities limited to toilets and an information shelter. No overnight camping is permitted.