Walking in Danggu Geikie Gorge

Largarri Trail

Length

1.25 km

LEVEL

Grade 3 - Signed, dirt track - no bushwalking experience necessary

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

A riparian oasis

The Largarri Trail is named for a majestic boab that sits on the upper track of this loop trail. Known for their unique and captivating growth formations, laragrri (boab) are also important additions to the Bunuba diet.

The white, fleshy inside of the fruit can be eaten after being cooked in the ashes and carries a flavour similar to custard. Hollows within the trunks also allows for cool, fresh water accumulating inside. When we used to move long distances across country, it was these deposits of water that would help keep us hydrated.

Much of the Lagarri Trail is inundated by the flow of the river during Bulurru (monsoon). As you wander along you can see where the trees along the track have been stained by the flood waters. High up in the canopy you can also spot foliage and debris that has been swept up by the raging river.

As you walk along, do not worry for any slithering tracks you may see left across the path. These are the tell-tales of the descendants of Cuddles, the most famous and fondly remembered olive python that ever did live. But do not be concerned, for this beautiful species are rarely seen, as they are notoriously shy and are much more fearful of you.

The Largarri Trail is a 1.75km loop track that circles round from the gazebo and incorporates the Bun.gu Trail. It can be commenced from either direction, taking around 40 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

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, Steve Heggie, John Augusteyn, Martin Pritchard & Erin Davis.