Fitzroy Crossing is 114m above sea level and is surrounded by the flood plains of the Fitzroy River. It has an average annual rainfall of 537mm mostly falling between December and March. The average maximum temperature is 35.7c with a minimum of 19.2c. The 350 million year old Devonian Reef as seen at Geikie Gorge provides the major landform contrast in the area. Pastoralism, tourism, mining and Aboriginal enterprises are the major industries in the area. Located on the banks of the Fitzroy River some 2524kms from Perth, via the Great Northern Highway, Fitzroy Crossing is situated in the heart of some of the best pastoral country in Australia.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
- Visit the Fitzroy Crossing Visitor Centre
- Take a boat tour through Geikie Gorge with the Department of Environment & Conservation or
- Aboriginal Cultural Guide
- Fish for Freshwater Barramundi
- Visit the historic Crossing Inn to see the artwork and meet some locals
- Visit the Pioneer Cemetery
- View and purchase the artworks of local Fitzroy indigenous artist at Mangkaja Arts
- Have a relaxing picnic at Geikie Gorge
- Explore the Mimbi caves with the traditional owners
- Pack up a picnic and go on a day trip to Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge.