Granite Gorge Nature Park
Granite Gorge Nature Park
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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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  • Sarah B
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Enjoyable and great for Kids!
    My family I stayed at Granite Gorge for two nights and found it quite enjoyable! The amenities were nice and clean, and the staff was pretty friendly. We enjoyed the walks they offered, right from the campground, and the kids enjoyed feeding the rock wallabies! The only downside was that there wasn’t a lot of fresh water but that is understandable! All in all we found our stay at Granite Gorge very nice!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Ine
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful surroundings
    We camped here for one night and did the signposted walk through the nature park. The surroundings are beautiful and the long walk is a lot of fun if you enjoy scrambling over rocks (we did). You can feed the wallabies living in this area, which was very cute. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. A nice activity for animal lovers and families with children.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Lorraine L
    Tarwin Lower, Australia3,424 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very scenic nature park
    What a surprise to us, the only reason we visited here was because we hadn't been previously after visiting this area many times before. The granite formations are most impressive and there is a lovely waterhole suitable for swimming in. This is certainly somewhere we will return to next time around. There is a lovely display of native wildlife on the deck of the reception area.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 June 2024
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skybluesmurf
Warragul, Australia232 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Stopped here as part of our day trip around the area.
$15 per adult to feed the rock wallabies, who had zero interest in any of us tourists that were there(extra fee to buy food for them)
The gorge walk is pretty, but I wouldn't recommend it for elderly people. I'm not elderly but I struggled in parts of it.
You have to sign a waiver before you do the walk, so the business is not liable if you injure yourself.
They have wild birds and pythons in cages. I do not like this.
It's too expensive for what you get. Would not recommend.
Written 26 June 2024
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a surprise to us, the only reason we visited here was because we hadn't been previously after visiting this area many times before. The granite formations are most impressive and there is a lovely waterhole suitable for swimming in. This is certainly somewhere we will return to next time around. There is a lovely display of native wildlife on the deck of the reception area.
Written 10 June 2024
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Peter B
Perth, Australia16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A beautiful location with plenty of shade and camp tables and chairs.
The facilities are there but at the bare minimum with only 1 washing machine for the whole camp and 1 clothes line. No potable water doesn’t help.
Personally I find the cadged birds a turn off.
Written 6 June 2024
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Darren P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Avoid at all costs, woman working at front desk incredibly rude and more concerned with being on Facebook than speaking to customers. All the bridges had been washed away which is obviously out of their control but they made no attempts to tell us this knowing that 90% of the trail was un walkable but were more than happy to take our money, only telling us that the bridges had been washed away after we made our way back to reception and asked about the bridges. AVOID AT ALL COSTS
Written 27 March 2024
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Lynne P
Ballina, Australia13,351 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We only went to this park to see rock wallabies. Unfortunately we arrived in a heatwave. It was 38 degrees in a cabin with no aircon.
It was obvious that no maintenance had been done on the cabins in a very long time. We were told they were going to be renovated during the wet season, which probably accounts for the lack of keeping them up to an acceptable standard.
It was too hot to go looking for rock wallabies during the day but they came to the cabins around 7.30pm. Beautiful creatures and so friendly. Woke up next morning to a lovely peacock on the veranda.
We were surprised to see caged wildlife as it advertises as a nature park. Would have preferred not to see animals in cages.
All the staff were lovely and helpful.
Getting up close and personal with the rock wallabies was something special, but would we go back again – probably not unless they put in aircon and did away with the caged animals.
Written 1 December 2023
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Ine
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We camped here for one night and did the signposted walk through the nature park. The surroundings are beautiful and the long walk is a lot of fun if you enjoy scrambling over rocks (we did). You can feed the wallabies living in this area, which was very cute. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. A nice activity for animal lovers and families with children.
Written 21 August 2023
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Camper828189
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A great experience, especially for children with all the animals, the new amenities were great.
The easy walk was handled by this “senior” and loved the area near the weir, fantastic place to take sunset photos
Written 4 August 2023
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Sarah B
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My family I stayed at Granite Gorge for two nights and found it quite enjoyable!
The amenities were nice and clean, and the staff was pretty friendly.
We enjoyed the walks they offered, right from the campground, and the kids enjoyed feeding the rock wallabies!
The only downside was that there wasn’t a lot of fresh water but that is understandable!
All in all we found our stay at Granite Gorge very nice!
Written 23 July 2023
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Brian
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We started walking down the trail and immediately saw wallabies. At the front you pay for a pack of pellets to feed to the wallabies. You are able to feed wild wallabies out of the palm of your hand and it really is a once in a lifetime experience. While the wallabies are tame they are still wild and it does not feel like a zoo. You can also feed turtles a little farther down with the same pellets. The trails are a bit difficult but overall a great family activity.
Written 7 July 2023
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Kangaroo_Tom
Bavaria, Germany889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The way to the park is very well signed and so the park is really easy to find. The last few kms are on gravel road but in good condition and good to go also with a 2WD. I stayed there overnight in a cabin, so i can not tell about camping / facilities. Parking was just beside the cabin. The cabin is not equipped with the latest furnitures or appliances, but expedient for a short stay. No aircon, but fans and a large fridge. The porch has seats and a table, even a BBQ, perfect to sit there, relax and enjoy the breathtaking views. There is a good chance that wildlife visits you on the porch 😎. The landscape is difficult to describe - much dryer than the rainforests, but not yet in the outback. The nature is why people come here: it is just beautiful, the gorge and its adjacent areas are both picturesque. You will experience scenic views you most probably haven´t seen before. And you will not forget. You can do many different walks with different grades of experience required. If you want to spend some more personal time with the furry inhabitants of the gorge, i recommend staying overnight and visit them early morning or sunset, when there are not so many people around. In the park you can spot heaps of other wildlife such as Aegile Wallabies, Pademelons, Possums, Bandicoots, flying foxes and even Quolls if you are lucky. I can highly recommend this place.
Written 26 June 2023
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