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- Geikie Gorge -
Geikie Gorge National Park comprises just over 3000 hectares of the Geikie Range where it is cut by the Fitzroy River to form a spectacular limestone gorge. The Fitzroy River is over 1000 kilometres long and drains an area of ninety thousand square kilometres. Due to the high rainfall in this part of Australia, during the wet season the river can rise in the gorge by over 15 metres, inundating the approach roads and camping site.The park is situated about 20 kilometres north-east of Fitzroy Crossing. In the dry season flat bottomed boats are provided, and guides are employed, by the state government's Department for Conservation and Land Management, to take tourists through the most interesting and picturesque section of the gorge. (below)...

Picture from 'Kimberley - An Adventurer's Guide' by Ron and Viv Moon.

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The river contains small freshwater shark, some large stingrays, and sawfish, but, because they live in deep holes in the river bed, some of which are almost 100 metres in depth, they present no problems for swimmers.

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