Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park
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This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to observe the indigenous forests and variety of wildlife.
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  • Kirsty
    United Kingdom424 contributions
    lovely walk and sight seeing
    there a trail to follow, we stopped at three different photo opportunnities and walks. great mountain views, wildlife and birds to see. it was great to watch the monkeys, they are jsut the funniest things. If you take a banana on the off chance you wont be disappointed. We also bought a wooden budda from on of the locals selling wood carvings, last time we bought a monkey carving. they have handmade products for sale and a reasonable price.
    Visited October 2019
    Written February 11, 2020
  • Jenskaenska
    Imatra, Finland54 contributions
    Good views but don't get lost
    Watch carefully your tracks, we wondered in the Park for 9 hours because it was raining and climbing on slippery rocks and roots was very dangerous and slowed down our hike, and we also got to deadend, we wondered 2 hours for nothing. Some of the tracks are really demanding, especially on rainy weather and Some are easy. But views were Amazing even it was foggy.
    Visited January 2020
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 30, 2020
  • BlueXpedition Mauritius
    Pointe d'Esny2 contributions
    Breathtaking Beauty Beyond Imagination - Gorges Viewpoint
    The Gorges Viewpoint truly lives up to its name, offering an unparalleled perspective of nature's grandeur. As I stood on the precipice, gazing down into the deep, rugged chasms below, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of awe and wonder. The layered rock formations carved by the passage of time were a testament to the Earth's intricate artistry, and I couldn't help but marvel at the forces that had shaped this breathtaking landscape. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an avid photographer, or simply seeking a moment of respite, the Gorges Viewpoint is an absolute must-visit. It's a place that reminds us of the Earth's raw power and exquisite elegance, and it's bound to leave an indelible mark on anyone fortunate enough to witness its majesty. I wholeheartedly recommend this destination to anyone seeking an unforgettable encounter with the wonders of our world.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written August 7, 2023
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Olivia Hamilton-Thomas
London, UK46 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Good afternoon out

Enjoyed the view point

Finding the trails weren’t the easiest when you don’t have maps on route just as entrances
Written September 18, 2023
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Trudy L
12 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
We hired a car and navigated our way around the island using maps.me. We visited the gorge late afternoon. Free parking. Information booth closed but people on hand to give information about shortest route (half an hour one way) plus longer distances 4 hours one way. Good footwear recommended. Refreshing cool water when walking over some bridges.
Written August 25, 2023
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BlueXpedition Mauritius
Pointe d'Esny2 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Solo
The Gorges Viewpoint truly lives up to its name, offering an unparalleled perspective of nature's grandeur. As I stood on the precipice, gazing down into the deep, rugged chasms below, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of awe and wonder. The layered rock formations carved by the passage of time were a testament to the Earth's intricate artistry, and I couldn't help but marvel at the forces that had shaped this breathtaking landscape.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an avid photographer, or simply seeking a moment of respite, the Gorges Viewpoint is an absolute must-visit. It's a place that reminds us of the Earth's raw power and exquisite elegance, and it's bound to leave an indelible mark on anyone fortunate enough to witness its majesty. I wholeheartedly recommend this destination to anyone seeking an unforgettable encounter with the wonders of our world.
Written August 8, 2023
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Bronwen L
Cape Town, South Africa186 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Absolutely breathtaking! A free to visit site full of magnificent views. There are even picnic spots and all the sites are well taken care of.
Written July 24, 2023
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T3llic
Antarctic Peninsula127 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
A good nature area with many options for trail walking. Not as scenic as similar trails on Madeira or Crete but good for those who prefer something simple, some nice views and lots of bird life. Low amount of bugs or stinging plants, trails were well marked. Go here on a rainy day and don't forget to bring coffee!
Written July 22, 2023
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Lucy L
Belfast, UK58 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
This is definitely worth a visit. The views are breathtaking and the area is very peaceful. There are hiking treks available but as I didn't do them I couldn't comment on them. Well worth a visit.
Written July 21, 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,930 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
A rugged section in the mountainous west coast area of Mauritius. The lookout gives a good view over the terrain and scenes all the way to the coast. Plus a fairly large waterfall can be viewed as well. The car park area has a large tourist trap with souvenirs & ice creams available!
Written July 5, 2023
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hatlady2018
Reading, UK10 contributions
Mar. 2023
We did a self guided hike up to the highest part of Mauritius (Bench 828). The path starts on the road from Petrin to Chamarel - a few hundred metres further south from the layby where there is a viewpoint of the Riviere Noire waterfall, (along with various stalls selling souvenirs) .You don't need a guide, since there is just one path up. It's not the easiest of walks, with lots of boulders, tree roots and the odd fallen tree. At the end, it's so steep a rope has been placed to help you get to the top. The walk took about 2.5 hours to get to the bench and back. The view from the top was really good, but there isn't a lot to see along the way as there's no gaps in the trees.
Written March 19, 2023
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karenfoye28
Worcester, UK52 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
The descent down the gorge from Petrin is definitely worth doing but be warned, it is incredibly steep path traversing tree roots and rocks, with ropes to help you along. Unfortunately heavy rain made it even more treacherous for us. Our excellent taxi driver waited over an hour at the bottom. What a sense of achievement!
Written March 2, 2023
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MissHK2009
Hong Kong, China3,850 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Friends
We joined a private tour which includes a visit to this place. Although we only stayed for just a while and took a few pics, we find it's a nice walk and scene, not very crowded.
Written January 15, 2023
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