Mareeba Travel Guide

  • Northward bound to the Cape.
    Northward bound to the Cape.
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  • Mareeba is the gateway to the Cape
    Mareeba is the gateway to the Cape
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  • Explorer and early pioneer Mulligan
    Explorer and early pioneer Mulligan
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Mareeba Things to Do

  • Meet the Mareeba Rock Wallabies and...

    What a delightful experience being with these rare little indigenous Mareeba rock wallabies. The Granite Gorge Nature park is home to this mob and they are free to go where they please.Whatever you do please do not feed them human food the kiosk at reception offers the visitor bags of food costing $1 so you can hand feed them,watch out though...

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  • Weird and wonderful boulders at the...

    If you want to see something unique then I suggest you take a trip to Granite Gorge Nature Park 12 klm west of Mareeba, Far North Queensland.What a gem to find on the Cairns Tablelands and you will honestly be transported into a magical landscape and a world apart from anywhere else I have visited in this area.The shape of the huge boulders need to...

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  • Mareeba street walk,as good as a gym.

    If you want to keep fit then park your car at one end of the main street in Mareeba and walk the full length and back.This is a real workout because it is a very very long street that goes from one end of the town to the other end.I must admit it would be a bit tougher to walk in the summer time.

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  • Marvelous Mareeba Heritage Museum

    Mareeba,not only is it the gateway to Cape York Peninsular it is a diverse area to explore the Queensland outback.The Mareeba Heritage Museum and information centre is a great place to find out what is on and how the early pioneers lived.The exhibitions are interactive and is one of the best country museums I have been to.You will be surprised at...

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  • Travel music with Colly Dolly

    Wow!!!!I reckon this place is very special indeed.If you are interested in CD's and also DVD's I recommend to stop off in Mareeba just to go and visit Colly Dolly.She has a rare collection of Indigenous & Australian Artists singing country and also Reggae & world music.If she hasn't got the one you want in stock she will get it for you,no probs.If...

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  • Rodeo

    Fantastic, in a word.I visited on July 16th 2005.Cost us AU$20 for a days pass. It does last two days so you can buy passes for both, camping is included in the price, they have shower blocks. It is cheaper if you come after 4pm.There's beer tents, lots of food stalls, I had curry and rice for AU$5, I bought a t-shirt, kids one for AU$7. There's...

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    by tropicrd Written Oct 20, 2012

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    The kiosk at Granite Gorge Nature Park serves light tasty lunches,ice creams,tea and coffee,cold drinks and snack food.

    They also sell wallaby food at $1 per bag for you to feed the little rock wallabies that live here.

    What makes it so special is it is in the Nature Park which provides the true beauty of nature.

    Sitting under the protected verandah you can enjoy lunch or a drink whilst you get the sense of being smack in the middle of the bush and you won't be wrong because in fact that is where you are.

    This camping ground has been reviewed by tripadvisor so I took advantage to display the VT flag and review this amazing gem in the bush.

    Favorite Dish: I did not eat here but Colleen Bryde the owner showed me around the property and was very pleased for me to review this lovely place. She will make you very welcome and advise you on anything you need or want to know about the Granite Gorge Nature Park .

    Colleen told me she serves tasty light lunches (salads or sandwiches) because it is after all a kiosk not a restaurant...the kiosk also sells a selection of goods for the campers.

    The best thing is the food for the Rock Wallabies. What a treat it is to get up close and personal with them.

    I strongly suggest you eat something light for lunch or relax with a drink on the veranda after your rock/boulder walks.

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Mareeba Off The Beaten Path

  • Walk among the native plants at Yuraga

    Only 10 minutes drive from Mareeba township you will come across a native plant nursery at Walkamin called Yuruga Nursery.It is a specialist native plant nursery and for those interested in Australian species then look no further. They grow plants to suit all micro climate in North QLD. They say they have over 500 different species at any given...

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  • Free Camping

    We'd just finished at the Rodeo and heard from friends in Carins that all the hostels were booked up due to Universtiy games so we carried on the road to find a camping spot. There's not many places you can camp by the side of the road, the police don't like it really. We luckly found the Rocky Creek Memorial Park (on the Kennedy Highway), pulled...

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