Parakeet Trail

Hiking in Black River Gorges National Park

Begin the Parakeet Trail (8km one way, strenuous, three hours) at the Plaine Champagne Police Post, which is halfway between the Gorges Viewpoint and Alexandra Falls along the tarred road from Chamarel. Follow a ridge down into the gorge and then along the river to the Black River Gorges Visitor Centre. Echo parakeets are the real prize.