The Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park

4.6
#3 of 14 in Nature in Newfoundland
Walk along the Earth's mantle at World Heritage Site The Tablelands, a rare opportunity experienced by few. Forged when the tectonic plates of Africa and North America collided, this breathtaking scenery is a dramatic composition of deep ocean crust, rocks from the Earth's mantle, and eroded remnants of a 1.2 billion year old mountain range. Hike along golden rocky plains, absorbing this dynamic terrain and spectacular views from various lookouts. Various trails allow walkers of all abilities to encounter the site, and daily guides from the national park provide a wealth of geological information. Our Gros Morne National Park itinerary planner makes visiting The Tablelands and other Gros Morne National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 15, 2017
    For a geology or geomophologicial buff this is the place to go. Didn't expect to find such a place in Gros Morne. Enjoyed a short walk here with an expert guide. Particularly loved the serpentine rock...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Highly suggest taking the ranger led guided intro to get your feet wet. Amazing to see a spot where the earth's mantle protruded through the crust. The heavy iron rocks that are oxidizing gives the ar...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We mentioned Tablelands in our review of Gros Morne National Park. But if you are interested in geology, notably plate tectonics, this is the place to go. Tablelands is literally an enormous section o...  more »

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Where to stay in Gros Morne National Park

With no accommodations in the park itself, your best option is to stay in the nearby town of Rocky Harbour. There, you can choose from a delightful selection of bed and breakfasts, inns, and guesthouses lining the harbor, safe in the knowledge that you'll enjoy memorable views over the water no matter where you stay. From Rocky Harbour, you can easily arrange day trips into the national park itself.
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