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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  • The most beautiful walking tracks and swimming hole. Being your togs! For $1 a bag you got to feed the adorable rock wallabies. This experience was amazing and super cute!  more »
  • We stopped by as day visitors after a tip from a local. Found the location no problem, there is a small fee for entering the site but it was nothing substantial. The gentleman at the desk took us...  more »
  • Great pet friendly camping close to Cairns. The unpowered camping spots near the river are ideal on a hot weekend to camp under the shaded trees, however there are no toliets down that end of the...  more »
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  • I have been visiting here off and on this year. The first time I went on the hike it was really hard and I was confused. Since then I know every nook and cranny of the long hike and I can take it running. When my friends have Japanese students they ask me to take them there. It's a really good place to learn there personality's and become friends. But I do only recommend it for the the Japanese guys 😋 Usually when we get back home they ask me how in the world I do ( being a girl and all)🙃lol
  • Great spot for camping, good facilities and very helpful staff. Electric and water, clean kitchens, bbq and toilet blocks. Great showers all at a fair $18 pp with power. Quite basic layout which was fine for us but this is the end of the dry season so it's not very green yet. Entry to the Gorge is included and feeding the wild Wallabies is an absolute treat. Swimming in the dammed river is a gift in the 33'c we hit in November.
  • Cool place to hang out up close and personal with little rock wallabies.
  • Fantastic place, awesome and fascinating landscape of weird granite mounds. Not so over-commercialised like some other tourist attractions. I recommend camping here for at least 2 nights to have enough time to do the hike/rock climb, swim in the weir/rock pool and cuddle Rock Wallabies. Only thing I would change is the cages with birds and reptiles kept there in captivity - unnecessary and not animal welfare friendly (unless these have been rescues/nursed back to health after found injured which I do not know)
  • Beautiful place and only an hour from Cairns. Clean camp ground with very clean toilet blocks /hot showers and a camp kitchen. Plenty of spots for camp fires and a fair number of BBQs. We were here on a long weekend during school holidays so it got a little busy especially over the day with day time visitors but in general there is plenty of room here. It was good for the kids as there was a fair number of other kids and plenty to do. We went up for a long weekend, did some of the walks through the Gorge but also visited the surrounding attractions. Stayed for three nights and still have only seen a fraction of the things the Tablelands have to offer. Will be back for another weekend getaway!!
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