About this park
Dan͟ggu Geikie Gorge was carved by the Fitzroy River through an ancient limestone barrier reef. It's mind blowing to think that around 250 million years ago much of the Kimberley region was an ancient sea.
Bunuba Aboriginal people are the traditional owners and are joint park managers. Their connection with this land goes back to the Dreamtime. The Bunuba call the gorge Dan͟ggu which means, the area where the water is very deep under the cave. The towering white and grey walls of the gorge are breathtaking. Look out for the white rounded sections of limestone, aptly called the meringues!
The best way to experience the impressive gorge is by boat or by walking. There are many well signposted walk trails to follow.
Danggu Geikie Gorge boat tours run from May to October. Tour guides give an insight into the wildlife and geology of the gorge. There are heaps of birds and wildlife around. Keep your eyes peeled and take some binoculars. You could be very lucky and spot a white-bellied sea eagle, or even a rare, purple-crowned fairy-wren. Freshwater crocodiles, 'freshies', also bask in the sun on riverbanks and exposed rocks. Wow! This ancient gorge steeped in Aboriginal culture and meaning is well worth a visit. Plan your visit today and grab yourself a ‘freshie’ perspective of Dan͟ggu Geikie Gorge National Park!
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking, fishing, paddling and kayaking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
When you are entering the Kimberley or Pilbara regions, you are entering crocodile country. Two species of crocodile occur in Western Australia: the estuarine (or saltwater) crocodile and the freshwater crocodile. The estuarine crocodile is the largest living reptile and is considered to be a dangerous predator. Freshwater crocodiles are smaller and not as aggressive. Freshwater crocodiles inhabit Danggu Geikie Gorge. Saltwater crocodiles have not been known to occur in the area, but this may change.
Crocs are common, crocs move around and crocs are deadly so Be Crocwise. Download the Crocodile safety and myth busting fact sheet.
Pay attention to all warning signs, however just because a sign isn’t there doesn’t mean crocodiles aren’t present. If you are unsure don't swim, canoe or use small boats in estuaries, tidal rivers or pools and contact the nearest Parks and Wildlife office.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Dan͟ggu Geikie Gorge National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Bunuba people as the traditional owners of Dan͟ggu Geikie Gorge National Park. Visit Bunuba Country to learn more about their culture.