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Black River Gorges National Park

Spend a scenic day away from the beach crowds at this stunning expanse of rainforest on Mauritius. Trek, swim, picnic and sightsee in abundant nature.

During your visit to Mauritius, discover the vast Black River Gorges National Park. Explore picturesque hiking trails, picnic in lush, green rainforest, cool off under waterfalls and admire rare species of native birds and flowering plants.

Pack lunch and spend the day following well-marked hiking trails. Have your camera ready for breathtaking photos, as you pass through tranquil valleys and rolling hills. Dramatic waterfalls and volcanic summits await you. Follow clearly marked signs up to observation decks, where you will find panoramic views over the island’s coastline.

Start at the Black River entrance point to the park and choose from several trail routes varying in difficulty and length from 2 miles (3 kilometers) to 10 miles (16 kilometres). Most of the trails take 3 to 4 hours to complete. Staff in the visitor information office at the park’s entrance can advise you on which scenic route to take. Purchase a map or hire an affordable park guide for local knowledge on the natural history of the site.

Cool down in Black River Gorges National Park with a refreshing swim in the river that runs from Alexandra Falls. Follow the signs to Alexandra Falls and swim in the calm, crystalline waters below. As you float, admire the dramatic, cascading waterfalls from a distance. Afterward, stop at one of the park’s attractive picnic areas for a relaxing lunch near trickling streams. Listen to the soothing calls of native birds in the canopies and spot monkeys playing in the trees.

Black River Gorges National Park is an important site of conservation for the native flora and fauna of Mauritius. Throughout the day, look for endangered Mauritian pink pigeons, echo parakeets, dodo trees and black ebony trees.

Get to Black River Gorges National Park in 40 minutes by car or taxi from the nearby villages of Tamarin and Black River. Along the way, drive past fruit vendors, pineapple fields and charming seaside communities. Escape Mauritius’ intense tropical heat and crowds of tourists in the tranquil rainforest at Black River Gorges National Park.

Popular Activities at Black River Gorges National Park

Want to make your visit to Black River Gorges National Park even more special? Don't forget to try a few of these things to do:

Guided Hiking & Hotel Transfer: Tamarind Falls (7 Cascades) is just one of the exciting experiences available for purchase here.

For even more things to do, check out our Chemin Grenier things to do page.


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La Vieille Cheminee
La Vieille Cheminee

La Vieille Cheminee

Route Principale, Chamarel
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 13 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly Chamarel farm stay is located in a regional park, within 2 mi (3 km) of Rhumerie de Chamarel and Chamarel Falls. Seven Coloured Earths is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

    Green Cottage Chamarel $78
    Green Cottage Chamarel

    Green Cottage Chamarel

    Domaine Louisa,, Seven Coloured Earth Road,, Chamarel
       
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Rhumerie de Chamarel and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Chamarel Falls. Seven Coloured Earths is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

      Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge
      Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge

      Lakaz Chamarel Exclusive Lodge

      Piton Canot, Chamarel
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 20 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in the mountains, this spa lodge is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Rhumerie de Chamarel and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Chamarel Falls. Seven Coloured Earths and Black River Gorges National Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Le Domaine de L’arbre du Voyageur
        Le Domaine de L’arbre du Voyageur

        Le Domaine de L’arbre du Voyageur

        Mare Longue, Curepipe
           
          3.6
          of 5, from 5 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated on a river, this lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mare Longue Reservoir and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Tamarind Falls. Quatre Bornes Central Market and Cascavelle Shopping Mall are also within 12 mi (20 km).

          Villa Orchidee is With big Space, Prov Free Wifi, Nice for Couple, Beach 5 min $39
          Villa Orchidee is With big Space, Prov Free Wifi, Nice for Couple, Beach 5 min

          Villa Orchidee is With big Space, Prov Free Wifi, Nice for Couple, Beach 5 min

          La Gaulette, Rivière Noire District
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 1 reviews
            0.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in La Gaulette, this property is within 6 mi (10 km) of Rhumerie de Chamarel, Le Morne Beach, and Chamarel Falls. Paradis Golf Club and Le Morne Mountain are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Mountain View $49
            Mountain View

            Mountain View

            Lot No1, Morcellement, La Flech, Le Morne, La Gaulette
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 23 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in La Gaulette, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Paradis Golf Club, Le Morne Beach, and Chamarel Falls. Rhumerie de Chamarel and Le Morne Mountain are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Residence Les Alizes
              Residence Les Alizes

              Residence Les Alizes

              Morcellement La Flèche, Route Royale, La Gaulette, Ile Maurice
                 
                5.0
                of 5, from 3 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Set in La Gaulette, this family-friendly apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Rhumerie de Chamarel, Le Morne Beach, and Chamarel Falls. Le Morne Mountain and Seven Coloured Earths are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Mountain View Apartment
                Mountain View Apartment

                Mountain View Apartment

                Lot No. 1, Morcellement, La Fleche, La Gaulette
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in La Gaulette, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Paradis Golf Club, Le Morne Beach, and Chamarel Falls. Rhumerie de Chamarel and Le Morne Mountain are also within 6 mi (10 km).