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Granite Gorge Nature Park, Mareeba
(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Mareeba tourist route planner to add Granite Gorge Nature Park and other attractions to your Mareeba vacation plans.
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  • Fantastic little walk, nice landscape, but the best are these cute "wild, but very accustomed to humans" rock wallabies, and birds.... don t miss this place, especially if you are travelling with kids...  more »
  • Rock wallaby who was trying but not in Cairns, Cairns travel favorite. Rent a car, we went looking at a Google Map. One and a half hour from Cairns. Because along the way crossing the Kuranda Map showing more than took time, but appeared overhead cable car. Individual farm-like atmosphere at the park entrance, no paved roads, no souvenirs, cafés. There are toilets. Buy admission tickets and Rock wallaby pellets ($ 1 a bag) in the cabin and the entrance, is a start. Getting around the site, eh? Just here? Thought up quite widely spread rock and river, to discover all is going to take more than an hour. The entry you are looking for Rock wallaby, and soon found. And lol from the front entrance. In a size larger than the rabbit, is smaller than the dog, staring at some here. Came up, seems accustomed to eating food from the hands of the people, put the bait out and hopped down modestly. Then Park gltsu and around was that they were all over the place, was concentrated on the large rock especially right of the entrance. I think younger legs and confidence of not being deeper and intense up and down the rocky terrain, so even here are just great. Nature was quiet wariness comes with kurekure nails was tiny, hard in the beginning but, Crouching and staring out the Walla Walla did come. Because it takes a while to swallow smaller mouth when hands keep still while mumbling and lol, cute appearance it is. Was also can jump in a small body, but higher than their head. Mother put the baby belly bag only one adult even longer lashes, very pretty face, but the baby's tiny bear cute!. Giving the food its mother lol challenge from trying to take a photograph or other girls Walla Walla surrounded by, so buy extra food, in a pile in front of the children around, why we was like a winning strategy. Hooked and turned Tan anyway, so have to protect. Other birds and reptiles is also exhibited. Go on is recommended to relax very vacant there seem to enjoy here, but because of the middle of nowhere or so. At the town of mareeba near food. Fly out of the road is the same as Japan and no problem to get used to the roundabout and wildlife enough attention is required.
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  • We visited this park and had a fantastic day, it was very understated and ought to promote itself more. Firstly the wallabies,such gentle and beautiful creatures, contrary to other reviews we found th...  more »
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  • We camped overnight at Granite Gorge. There was plenty of room for camping, the grounds were maintained and there are beautiful non powered sites by the creek. The Granite boulder walks are good fun, but the grade 4 part is for adventurous and reasonably fit people only. Plenty of time wildlife, I had a rock wallaby sit on my lap at one point. Amazing value for money compared to other nature Parks that I have been to.
  • What an incredible experience with all the wild life. Wild rock wallabies to feed and pat, chickens, peacocks, pigs and a few more. The grounds are vast and if you can live without a power outlet, the unpowered sites along the gorge are truly beautiful. The public areas are extremely basic and most certainly need a revamp. It's all clean, but there is a lack of fridges and hot plates and the usual things, especially for a camp ground of that size. There is no WiFi but mobile coverage (Optus, others I do not know) is excellent.
  • Fabulous place to go; there are so many cute wallabies.
  • Nice nature walk. Well laid out and defined
  • Great campspot, lots of grassy areas situated under pine trees and next to a freshwater creek. Good amenities