Gecko Lizards of the Southern Kimberley Devonian Reef
Research by Craig Moritz & Stephen Zozaya
Australian National University
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.
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