Windjana gorge, tunnel creek and Geikie gorge

Fitzroy Crossing Travel Blog

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Windjana gorge is an ancient limestone reef with 100 metre high cliff walls. i got to see a freshwater crocadile for the first time in the wild along with a large number of fruit bats. I got to climb up a large section of the reef and it was as sharp as knives, but when i got to the top there was no one to take a picture.

tunnel creek was very exciting you hike around 750 metres in a water worn tunnel to the other side of the ridge, it is worn beneath the devonian reef, and it parts the water goes up to your chest and is icy cold because it never gets sun. on the other side are aboriginal cave paintings, but i was not impressed at all.

the last place we were going is geikie gorge which is located just outside fitzroy crossing compared to what we have seen it was not really impressive at all. during the day the massive river drives up and allows you to walk on the riverbed. it was not worth the trip to see. Windjana was the best of them all as it let you get as close to the 350 million year reef system as possible, the sheer size is able to transport you back in time and really lets yo u feel how small and insignificant we are and how long the earth has been around. it is a must see.

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