Granite Gorge Nature Park, Mareeba

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A wide-ranging, attractive, and well-organized nature park and visitor center, Granite Gorge Nature Park affords you the opportunity to observe indigenous species, such as rock wallabies and possums, as well as to safely explore the local wilderness. Several swimming holes and paths are marked out, so the park offers plenty of scope for those preferring to wander rather than interact with the wildlife. You can also camp on location at this lush, picturesque park, and avail yourself of the center’s shower and kitchen facilities. Using our custom trip planner, Mareeba attractions like Granite Gorge Nature Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Stay between Rockwallabies and turkeys? Here, you can with Coleen in the granite Gorge. The Gorge is also swimming at the mini - sand beach (rather splash around, but it is enough to cool down) as well as to a beautiful climbing tour (good shoes!).
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  • This was such a great find! It was pouring rain while we were there and we still loved it! There are so many animals on the property: ponies roaming free, turkeys, exotic birds, snakes, peacocks, liza...  more »
  • What a great way to spend an afternoon. Fabulous drive from the Savannah highway. Welcomed by a lovely lady. Described what routes see available. Explained a bit about the property. The walk is over h...  more »
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  • Visited today with my family. Loved feeding the wallabies, great experience, rained heavy at one point. rocks were slippery, need good hiking shoes. Missed out on feeding turtle due to slippery /wet conditions. More railings would be better in the slippery conditions, felt some spots needed better systems in place with safety railings, mum fell three times.. could be better in certain spots for safety. Apart from that all is good. Overall good value for money. Should be mentioned more as a destination.
  • Feeding rock wallabies was nice but $13 per person to enter park and walk around boulders when there are so many better places to go in area ( Davies creek, Emerald creek for example) is a bit rich. Definitely not worth it! If you go only do easy little walk not the red boulder walk. The boulder walk is hard and at the end there is a really poor swimming hole.
  • Had such an amazing time at Granite Gorge Nature Park. Our kids loved feeding the rock wallabies and as an added bonus the owner let us hold her snake, guinea pigs and lizards.
  • All around very good. Summer is cool as at 2,500 feet altitude. Plenty of mammals & many different birds Stayed in the double tent which is well set-up. Have stayed in the self contained cabins, which are very good but booked out this time as Christmas
  • Experience this geological wonderland. The privately owned Gorge offers visitors an awesome geological wonder. Huge granite boulders form the watercourse through which crystal clear, refreshingly cool water cascades creating a myriad of pools and mini waterfalls. Add to this the Mareeba Rock Wallabies and the well thought out walking tracks and you have a special place. I am not normally one that supports paying to see natural splendour, but on this occasion it is totally worth the entrance fee, especially if you plan a picnic and a swim!!!

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