MYROODAH CROSS­ING

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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.

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