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Fitzroy Crossing, WA

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.

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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.

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Motel style and caravan park accommodation is available.

Nearest Airport: Fitzroy Crossing 4km

Where to stay?


  • Remote
  • Island

Popular Activities

  • National Park
  • Outback

About Fitzroy Crossing

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Fitzroy Crossing Postcode: 6765
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Broome & the North West
  • Latitude: -18.19416
  • Longitude: 125.56889
  • Elevation: 113m
  • Population: 1297
  • Median Income: $20124
  • Area (Sq/km): 28.121
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

Accommodation In Fitzroy Crossing

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Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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