Walking in Danggu Geikie Gorge

Balili Trail

OPENING TIMES

Open 6.30am to 6.30pm during the dry season only - usually April to November (dates vary according to conditions)

ACCESSIBLE

Firm pathway but rough and uneven in areas, sturdy footwear recommended. Due to the high heats that can be experienced in the gorge, we recommend that you take this walk during the cooler times of the day - before 11am or after 2pm

Venture deep into the remnants of the Devonian Reef

Balili Trail is the shortest walk in Danggu. The spinifex lined track takes a gentle climb up and between the limestone, allowing you intimate access into this exceptional ecosystem.

Take the time to pause along the trail to see if you can spot some of more exclusive residents. Unique to this area are a number of gecko lizard species that have evolved in our ranges for around 1.4 – 15 million years. Found nowhere else on earth, Balili Trail provides the best chance for you to catch a glimpse of these rare and beautiful creatures.

Gecko Lizards of the Southern Kimberley Devonian Reef

Research by Craig Moritz & Stephen Zozaya

Australian National University

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SAFETY

Temperatures in Danggu Geikie Gorge sometimes exceed 40C. It is recommended that you walk during the cooler times of the day - before 11am and after 2pm

Carry adequate water - at least 1L of water per person for each hour walking

Hats, long sleeves, sunscreen and sturdy shoes are strongly recommended

WE REQUEST THAT YOU REMAIN ON THE PATHS AT ALL TIMES. THERE ARE CULTURAL REASONS AS TO WHY IT IS NOT ADVISABLE TO VENTURE OUTSIDE MARKED AREAS OR TO ATTEMPT TO CLIMB THE GORGE WALLS

LIMESTONE RISK AREA

This area contains hazardous terrain of sharp rocks and deep crevices.

Fatalities have occurred here.

For your safety:

  • Do not climb on the limestone rocks

  • Stay on the marked trail

Photos courtesy of Penny Purdie & Stephen Zozaya