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Black River Gorges National Park

Mauritius
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Ranked #16 of 90 Attractions in Mauritius
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: This 6,574-hectacre natural reserve is filled with hiking trails to observe the indigenous forests...
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Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner 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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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

walk around just a few hours. almost nobody in the park. i would say, nothing special, have seen a few monkeys and birds around. good place for a walk. maybe to take more time and to go the longer track would be more interesting.

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Mauritius
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One can travel by car or taxi along a 5 km stretch of tarmac road to 'get up into the gorge'. From the car park you can stroll through trees and over water for about an hour or so to get the feel of grandeur in the gorge. Look out for Pink Pigeons or other rare birds if you are... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
54 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Don't miss visiting this park, lots of stunning waterfalls, hikes, viewpoints and a whole world away from the beaches. Easy to see self drive in a day, stopping off at viewpoints (many with toilets and ice-creams). Lots of mosquitoes in the wooded areas!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Black River Gorge National Park is a wild, forested area in the South West of the island. It is recorded as a National Park and with that you would expect some controls. Yes there are a couple of clear tracks that cross the wilderness, but many of the side tracks disappear into the undergrowth. It is a wild place... More 

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devon uk
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Luckily on the day we visited there were cloudless skies and the views were incredible so it was well worthy the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We didn't decide to do the walking tours. We wondered out on our own and enjoyed the beautiful views. There are lots of parts to see, we had a driver and got to visit the different sides to this park exerting least amount of energy.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We didn't get to look around too much because of our small baby but it was definitely worth the visit! beautiful views! The 7 colored earth was so pretty! the view of the waterfall was really nice! it rained a little bit while we were there but nothing strong enough to stop the fun. I absolutely enjoyed our time there.... More 

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North Lanarkshire, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Black River Gorges national park offers a wide choice of guided walks that are suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. Some walks can be very challenging if you want them to be, e.g. starting at one of low points and walking uphill sections that can go on for 8km or more. There are stunning views, tropical birds,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A real tourist trap with lots of market traders selling their goods on the walk from the road to the viewing area. The views are great and it is well worth a visit.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We hired a guide and went walking along the Macchabee Forest trail, spotting birds. Lucky enough to see white-tailed tropic birds and the elusive pink pigeon. Wonderful views over wild country. Mauritius at its best!

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