THE Myroodah Crossing on the Fitzroy River has long been a favourite of ours. It can be easily reached via a good dirt road that leaves the Great Northern Highway, about 42km east of the Derby Junction.
You’ll cross the grassed flat plains of the Fitzroy River and then arrive at the crossing of the Fitzroy itself. There’s a small camp on the east side, but a better one can be found by crossing the causeway and taking the faint track to the east, about 400 metres from the crossing. This leads to a flat camping spot above the wide sandy banks of the river. The river is pretty shallow in these spots, with deeper pools up and downstream where you can catch barramundi, bream and cherabin.
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security around water here though, as there are saltwater crocs aplenty.
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security around water here, as there are saltwater crocs aplenty
Camped on the river near Myroodah bank Crossing.
Brolgas are commonly seen on the floodplains.