Geikie Gorge has been carved by the Fitzroy River through part of an ancient limestone barrier reef which snakes across the west Kimberley. It was laid down in an ancient sea that covered a large part of the Kimberley in Devonian times, some 350 million years ago.
Geike Gorge boat tours take place from May to October and give an insight into the wildlife and geology of the gorge. You might see birds such as sea eagles and rare purple-crowned fairy-wrens, or acrobatic crocodiles snapping at stray flying-foxes.
Tickets for the tour can be purchased at the Gorge up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to ensure an on time departure. Private individuals do not need to book in advance. Commercial Tour Operators must contact Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley by email or phone +61 (0)8 9195 5500 to book in advance to ensure seats are allocated.
Cultural boat tours are guided by Bunuba Aboriginal people, whose connection to this land goes back to the Dreamtime. Tours depart at various times. For further information please contact the operators direct on 0417 907 609. Tickets must be booked on (08) 9191 5355.
From April to November, private boats and canoes may access the gorge before 7.00am or after 4.30pm. You must notify rangers before launching your boat. There are some interesting walks in the park.
The park is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm from April to November. It is closed during the wet season (December - March) when the Fitzroy River floods.
Geikie Gorge Boat tour schedule
01 May - 31 May: 8.30am & 4.00pm
01 June - 30 September: 7.00am, 8.30am, 10.00am, 2.30pm & 4.00pm
01 October - 16 October: 8.30am & 4.00pm
For further information or to make a group booking contact Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley by email or phone +61 (0)8 9195 5500
When you are entering the Kimberley or Pilbara regions, you are entering crocodile country. Two species of crocodile occur in Western Australia: the estuarine (or saltwater) crocodile and the freshwater crocodile. The estuarine crocodile is the largest living reptile and is considered to be a dangerous predator. Freshwater crocodiles are smaller and not as aggressive. Freshwater crocodiles inhabit Geikie Gorge. Saltwater crocodiles have not been known to occur in the area but this may change. Be CROCWISE in Western Australia's north and download our Crocodile safety and myth-busting factsheet and Crocodile brochure. For more information on Be CROCWISE see www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise