Fitzroy Crossing is located on the banks of the Fitzroy River approximately three hours’ drive southeast of Derby. It is situated in the heart of some of the best pastoral country in Australia. Other industries include tourism and mining.
Located on the riverbank just beyond the reach of major flood waters, the old town was built at a place suitable for crossing the river. Still standing in the old town is the original causeway crossing, the former post office (now backpacker accommodation), the police station, an avenue of boab trees, and a footbridge across the Brooking Creek linking the old inn and the original cemetery.
The town is approximately 114 metres above sea level and is surrounded by vast flood plains of the Fitzroy River. From May to October, days are warm and dry and nights are cool. From December to March of most years, tropical storms transform the surrounding countryside into a waving sea of green.
The magnificent Geikie Gorge National Park is 18 kilometres from the town on a sealed road. The gorge was carved by the Fitzroy River through an ancient limestone reef, approximately 350 million years old. The river’s tranquil water abounds with fish, and birds are attracted to its tree lined banks. During the season, boat cruises are operated by the Department of Conservation and Land Management daily.
Motel style and caravan park accommodation is available.
Activites and Experiences at Fitzroy Crossing
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Relating to Aboriginal and Torress Strait Islander tourism product
- National Park A national park is an area that is recognised for its natural features that are protected by controlled access and usage
- Outback Remote and usually uninhibited or sparesely inhabited areas of Australia
Nearest Airport: Fitzroy Crossing 4km