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Black River Gorges National Park

Mauritius
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Ranked #22 of 111 Attractions in Mauritius
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to observe the indigenous forests and variety of wildlife.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Spectacular natural park with views of the gorge that is spell binding However it is a true pity that all one can do is stand on the viewing platform and gaze!! No way of exploring - even in a limited extent, no maps, no info about geography , no walk paths into the gorge,etc. after all the build up, this... More

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Thame, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful area and great drive along the mountain road - well worth a visit! We hired a car for our visit and stopped here as part of a tour round the south east of the island.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This excursion was a whole day. We went to the colonial house where we did rum tasting where they produce one of the main brands of rum on the island. We also visited the volcano crater, which was a 5 minute visit as there was nothing there but provided amazing views. We went to the black river gorges where they... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Mauritius is beautiful island with blue sea, white sand and green palm. Every beach are free and available for all people and for visiting sea coral you must go only to ten meters from bank. Inland there are beautiful waterfall, volcanic field and charming forest in Black River Gorges NP where are nice eukalyptus and charming walking during tableland. There... More

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Munsing, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice views of the woods, in order to to walk there the guide is needed, no cars or bikes allowed - just walk and enjoy the nature.

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Chester, UK
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Beautiful scenery - but if you are driving make sure your car is modern and has good brakes and a great engine. The climb to Chamerel is a winding hairpin full road which feels like you are on your way to heaven. And when you get to the top you realise it was true! Breathtaking scenery.

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Turku, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you like hiking but don't have time for huge expeditions a walk in this park will still be an adventure. You will have the opportunity to wade across streaming rivers, climb slippery hills and eventually find a beautiful waterfall, all within a reasonable distance to be reached within half a day.

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cambridgeshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

well worth a visit, very very pretty, lovely photos to be taken, lots to look at, very quite, lots of birds flying around. saw green parrots, bats too

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Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
73 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having seen all the amazing pictures of this place this was one of our "must dos" whilst in Mauritius. The visitor centre was closed when we arrived so we had no maps. We picked the easy hike and having walked for a couple of miles we were getting nowhere as the signs are non existent. We decided to call it... More

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Durham, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Didn't see much other that from the viewpoint, nice to look over the national park into the valley, went as part of the south tour of the island with taxi Mauritius tours

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