Zeb and Eider Visit Geikie Gorge National Park in Australia’s Kimberley

We are in Geikie Gorge National Park in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.   This area was once  covered by tropical seas.   The area includes 3 National Parks.   We will visit all of them, but now we are in the Geikie Gorge.   These parks originated as the western Australia reef, around 350 million years ago, during the Devonian Period, and now feature rocky landscapes and formations and gorges.   We are promised views of the most spectacular landforms in the Kimberley Region.

A tropical sea and tropical reef were here

A tropical sea and tropical reef were here

While waiting for our boat, we take a short walk.

Let's walk and see Geikie National Park

Let’s walk and see Geikie National Park

Vegetation and rock formations are beautiful and abundant.   The tree trunks are even colorful.

These tree trunks fascinated us.

These tree trunks fascinated us.

We love this place!   Our boat is now ready for us.

We wil ride on another boat!

We wil ride on another boat!

Today the Fitzroy River is calm and we are cruising beneath towering cliffs of the Devonian reef.

Fitzroy River is calm and beautiful today

Fitzroy River is calm and beautiful today

We can see the waterline by the color of the rock.    During The Wet, rainy season, the Fitzroy River rises 16.5 meters, staining the walls and flooding the National Park with 7 meters of water.    The colors of the cliffs here are so bright.

Bright colors and bright reflection

Bright colors and bright reflection

Great reflection in the Fitzroy River.    We heading into a cave.

Into cave with fossils on wall

Into cave with fossils on wall

This wall is so full of fossils preserved in the ancient limestone reef.   Also migrating birds and bats build mud nests here.

Mud nests built by migrating bats and birds

Mud nests built by migrating bats and birds

The Fitzroy River has many fish, so there will other animals here.

A fresh water crocodile

A fresh water crocodile

This fresh water crocodile is not supposed to be aggressive, unless provoked.   We will give him plenty of room.   This calm river is so different from the flooding of The Wet.

Cruising down the Fitzroy River

Cruising down the Fitzroy River

Had to imagine the floods, but they arrive every year.   This gorge is reported to be 30 meters deep and is between the Oscar and Geike Ranges.  This bird was so still.

Calm bird on river bank and reflected in river

Calm bird on river bank and reflected in river

We like reflections in the still river.   Our cruise is almost over, but the bright colors on the rocks just take our breath away.

Vivid colors

Vivid colors

We hope you come here in The Dry.   It is beautiful.   Next time we will visit another of Australia’s national parks.

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