Dan͟ggu National Park

The Park is currently closed

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Dan͟ggu Geikie Gorge was named after British geologist, Sir Archibald Geikie in 1883. The gorge features steep walls where the river has cut through the Geikie Range, exposing a fine section of the Devonian Reef. It is 14 kilometres long, divided into two sections of approximately equal length. The 30 metre high walls are bleached white by sun and water to a height of about 10 to 12 metres above normal river level and fossils embedded in the limestone may be seen.

Features of the gorge include the colours, reflections, freshwater crocodiles, fish and freshwater stingrays which add to the park's fascinating landforms. You may swim off the sandbank, but care is needed and there are three walking tracks. Wildlife abounds, including freshwater crocodiles which are not generally considered to be a threat to humans if left undisturbed. Because of their significance both banks of the river have been declared a sanctuary. The only permitted area for walking/run along the west bank from the southern boundary of the park to the beginning of the west wall of the gorge.

The road is sealed all the way from Fitzroy Crossing. It is suitable for all vehicles, trailers and caravans.

Dan͟ggu Geikie Gorge Recovery Project

Heavy rainfall in late-December 2022 and early-January 2023 associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie resulted in record flooding of the Fitzroy catchment, and major impacts in Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park.

The park is currently closed, recovery works are on hold for the wet season and there are plans to reopen the park in late 2024 with limited facilities.

Read more about the Danggu Geikie Gorge Recovery Project at Danggu Geikie Gorge Recovery Project.