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GRANITE GORGE
GRANITE GORGE
GRANITE GORGE WALKING TRACKS
GRANITE GORGE WALKING TRACKS
ROCK WALLABY
ROCK WALLABY
ROCK WALLABY
ROCK WALLABY

Granite Gorge

Updated: 22-Jun-2006

Granite Gorge Nature Park is located 12km from Mareeba. It is a must see destination especially if you are travelling with children, love wildlife or appreciate spectacular scenery.

The gorge is surrounded by eucalypt forest and made up of a number of massive granite boulders, which have been carved by flowing water and weathered into strange formations. Many safe swimming holes have been created along the way, perfect for a refreshing dip on a hot day.

There are a maze of walking tracks, most are flat and easy-going with gradual cliffs providing panoramic views over the countryside.

Granite Gorge is best experienced in the afternoon between 2pm - 4pm when up to 50 rock wallabies converge in a small area hungrily waiting to be fed. The wallabies have grown up with human contact, and as a result are tame, friendly and happy to be touched and photographed while being hand fed.

Because the land is privately owned, there is a nominal charge for entry and wallaby food of $10 per car. Picnic areas and toilet facilities are maintained, making Granite Gorge a perfect spot to break your journey.

Be careful if you are in a hire car, as part of the road is unsealed and if any damage to your vehicle occurs you may void the insurance.

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