The Mareeba Rock Wallaby is a small species of macropod which are only found in a small area west of Cairns and centralised around Mareeba. These adorable wallabies spend their lives foraging and frolicking around the large smoothed granite boulders which characterise this area known as Granite Gorge.
If you have friends or family recently travel up to Cairns, its likely that you have seen them with pictures of the Mareeba Rock Wallaby. If you are wondering where you would be able to get such photos, you must look no further than the Granite Gorge Nature Park in Mareeba. For $12, you can spend the day in the nature park and even have lunch with the rock wallabies. Special pellets are given out so you can feed them, but be cautious, the wallabies can be quite crafty and mischievous! This park provides active conservation of the rock wallaby and also provides funding to further protect and enhance the habitat within the park.
There are also other interesting sites and species to enjoy. The park has beautiful examples of the granite rock outcrops of the Granite Gorge. It is also host to a suite of different bird species and reptiles. Below are some critters we found on the day. Follow the link at the end of this post to the official website.