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Granite Gorge Nature Park

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Address: 332 Paglietta Rd, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4093 2259

At Granite Gorge visitors have a fantastic opportunity to get close with...

At Granite Gorge visitors have a fantastic opportunity to get close with the wild rock wallabies in their natural habitat. You can hand feed them macropod pellets which we have available. The Mareeba unadorned rock wallabies (Petrogale inornata, Mareeba race) are rare and endangered and only seen up close here.The wallabies are unique to this area of Mareeba. They are known to be on the top of a couple of mountain ranges but this is the only place they can be seen up close and fed in the wild. Possums, 5 types of gliders, Frilled necked and other lizards, 2 types of quolls, turtles and echidnas inhabit the gorge and park area. On winter nights dingo howls can be heard way down the gorge.

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great day out

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jane s
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 them healthy , they are wild and as such get infections, they are also subject to a hierarchical existence,they will get into fights and have injuries.many had joeys... More 

Thank jane s
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is approx 10 km inland out of Mareeba. The road is ok You will be greeting by a very friendly helpful guy who explains everything and gives you a Map. There is an entry fee, but its worth it to see this place Also you need to sign in and out in case somebody gets lost I would... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reception was very friendly and helpful. We loved feeding the rock wallabies and going for a hike over the beautiful gorge. A refreshing swim in the weir is a must!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The environment is beautiful, but we were a bit shocked when we saw the wallabies. Some of them don't look healthy at all.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

For many years, people have been telling me how good this place is, but sometimes you just have to go there and see it for yourself! We plan to go back soon and take the Grandkids and stay for the weekend. They would love to hand feed the wallabies, swim in the hole and do some rock jumping,and of course... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The associated campsite is fairly average though this place has hundreds of in endemic rock Wallabies. Who are groups coming up from Cairns feed them most nights so they are well habituated to humans. There are some interesting walks around the gorge with the highlight being a set of dinosaur footprints captured in the granite. Two people have around here... More 

Thank Geoff S
Willebroek, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Today we went to granite gorge .... We were really surprised how beautifull this place is. The lake is magnificent: turtles in the water, kingfishers all over the place, and all this surrounded by unbelievable big granit rocks. We went for a swim, how cool was that!!:)) especially in the hot sun. For us a little paradise on earth. FInally... More 

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Palm Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We hired a cabin for the night and it was so cute! The wooden balcony overlooking the landscape was magnificent. Loved swimming in the weir, feeding the rock wallabies and seeing the beautiful peacocks.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a great time here. We used a powered site and it was home base for three days. I loved waking up and having the ducks come around for breakfast. At the moment it is dry because there hasn't been much rain but the swimming ares are great and the wildlife is plentiful. There are also cabins that can... More 

Thank garychapman1
Legian, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place has to be one of the most overlooked attractions in the area. You will have no inkling of what lies around the corner when you drive into the place until you have entered the reception shelter and see that massive granite boulders that are ahead of you. scampering allover these tors are the most delightful little wallabies that... More 

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