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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  • This park plan can be used to climb the road line in the Boulder area the scenery is not wrong. There are many small Kangroo named Kangaroo at the ticket outlet that can buy food feed and feed the baby kangaroo There are also planned areas in the park area, although the park is small, and it's worth seeing the little kangaroo.
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  • What a treasure this place is, real, untouched Australia, at its best. $12 pp entry fee is well worth it. Wear trainers/sneakers so you can do the full walk around and over the giant boulders. The vie...  more »
  • My partner and I just spent four nights staying in a camper trailer at the Granite Gorge Nature Park....we loved it..staying during the week meant there were not many others staying there so we really...  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.
  • 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!!!
  • Good spot to come with the kids. We started out by feeding the Wallabies at Wallaby rock which was good fun. We then headed past the weir and down into the gorge. There's two loops - one short and one long. The shorter one is about 3/4 hour and would be easy for any moderately fit person. The longer one requires a good bit of scrambling and rock hopping so requires fairly good mobility. It's hot and dry on the rock, so take ware and wear good shoes. Great views down the valley as you go. A bit expensive at $12 but that does include the Wallaby feed.
  • Had a great hike here today. Absolutely worth the visit. The camp ground looks worth a try too.

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