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Granite Gorge Nature Park

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Address: 332 Paglietta Rd, Mareeba, Queensland 4880, Australia
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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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Stayed in a cabin which was amazing. Looking out on to nature you could sit on the back verandah. The Potrero wallabies are so friendly. You can buy food to feed them they eat... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dianne R
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in a cabin which was amazing. Looking out on to nature you could sit on the back verandah. The Potrero wallabies are so friendly. You can buy food to feed them they eat right out of your hand. Ducks. Chooks. Peacock as well. All friendly. You can also do the George walk which is beautiful. There is provision for... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I enjoyed a two day getaway here. The safari tents they offer are a good compromise between full blown camping and having a cabin, the bed was very comfortable and all necessary linens (including an extra heavy blanket) were included. The tent is obviously not insulated and it can get pretty cold at night, so that was... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to explain but we were a little put off by the owner of this place. We didn't have enough time to do the longer walk so opted for the short one. Some beautiful scenery anyway but we spent most of our time feeding the wallabies and visiting the turtles. There's weren't a lot of wallabies(only 4), maybe because... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little put off by the owner's oddly abrupt demeanour, we pressed on & entered the park. Some visitors have complained about the $12 entry fee (per adult), but at the end of the day, the owners of the property have to recover their insurance costs - they don't have the luxury of a government body protecting them should you... More 

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Thank Deb L
Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Granite Gorge is a great place to visit when your around Mareeba. Lovely swimming holes and good Aussie wildlife.

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Eatonville
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was a great surprise for us as I'd never heard of this pretty park before. It was a great surprise to find a park that offered the chance for fun wildlife encounters, refreshing swimming area, and unique granite landscape with fun trails that weaved through the park. The park sells feed to give to the rock wallabies who will... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were recommended to visit here as being an 'off-the-beaten-track' attraction... and we're so glad we did. Seeing, and feeding, the rock wallabies was a highlight and the lady who ran the place was a true mine of information. The path around the gorge itself was sometimes challenging, but all the more fun because of it. Highly recommended as a... More 

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights with family of young kids. Cabin was small but good enough for our needs. Balcony facing the bush was stunning. Close to towns so plenty to do for day trips. Kids loved the wallabies. Had flooding throughout so couldn't swim but still plenty to do. Looking forward to our next trip up.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

The lovely Mareeba rural area has some interesting surprises, and the Granite Gorge Nature Park is one of them. We were impressed with the friendly welcome and advice from the park ranger ,then proceeded to have a friendly encounter with the wildlife. There are a number of walks here - we chose the "Orange" one and recommend it as being... More 

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Gordonvale, Australia
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We always have a fantastic time at Granite Gorge Nature park. We have 3 teenagers and enjoy the walks, swimming and especially feeding and patting the wallabies. Very relaxing place to come and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

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Hi thank you for such a lovely review ,kind regards Coleen More 

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