Fitzroy Crossing Things to Do
Windjana Gorge is about an hour along the turnoff 43 km out of Fitzroy Crossing (Broome- Fitzroy Crossing side). It is a 3.5 km gorge with the Lennard river running through it. It is bounded by limestone and contains lots of animal life (freshwater crocodiles) and white cockatoos.
It is rather a picturesque area and the crocodiles seem quite docile sunning themselves beside the river edge.
There is a path alongside the river edge that you can walk along. When we were there you could walk right alongside the river as the water had receded somewhat. (July)
Note:the river flows only for a short period in the wet season.Related to:
Explore Tunnel Creek
From Fitzroy Crossing head to Tunnel Creek. The turn off is 43km before you get to Fitzroy Crossing (from Broome).
The creek itself tunnels 750 metres into the Napier Range.
You will need to wade through some water so wear shorts or pants that you can roll up and suitable footwear. Also, take a powerful torch with you.
There are toilets in the parking area.Related to:
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Hire a boat up the Geikie Gorge
You can book a boat tour along the Geikie Gorge either through the travel centre or simply go to the gorge itself and buy a ticket from the operator.Related to:
Fitzroy Crossing Hotels
Fitzroy Crossing Warnings and Dangers
Please note that there are alcohol restrictions operating in Fitzroy Crossing as part of an effort to address alcohol related issues in the town.
This is advice from the brochure produced by the Department of Racing and Gaming.
"The sale of packaged liquor, exceeding a concentration of ethanol of 2.7% is prohibited to any person, other than a lodger." This means that you can only buy light beer as takeaway in Fitzroy Crossing.
However, you can bring alcohol into town for your own personal consumption, you can enjoy a full bar service if staying at the Crossing Inn (but not if you are staying in the caravan park). You cannot sell to others in Fitzroy Crossing.Related to: