Kursunlu Waterfall Natural Park

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The Kursunlu Waterfall Natural Park The park is in Antalya Province of the Mediterranean Region & is about 20Km drive from Antalya.

For me the main attraction was the waterfall but it does sit within nearly 400 hectares of ground, proclaimed as a Natural Park in 1991. There is about 7Km of pathways that can be hiked around through the forest/park. The waterfall itself is very pretty & the paths allow you to walk around & up to the falls. To get to the falls there are many steps to negotiate, so I would suggest that this is best tackled by more active folk, there didn't seem to be any support for the less able. Attractive though the waterfall & surround were, there is plenty to keep the photographer happy here, the lack of rainfall for some months in the region meant that the water flow & thus the spectacle in September is not the best that can be had. April is recommended as the best month to see the waterfall. For those more interested in the plant life I understand you can see the cluster pine, the dominant tree species in the area, but also trees like eastern plane tree, laurel, carob tree, wild olive, mastic tree, willow tree and fig tree are present in small groups. Plants like myrtle tree, Mediterranean medlar, oleander, blackberry, wild rose, spurge tree, tamarisk, spruce tree, kermes oak, thyme, wild mint, beech tree, bracken and ivy creates the bottom flora. It is possible to observe water plants like; buckhorn, water mint, bamboo (in water), water chandelier, and green water lily. Animals like wild boar, fox, rabbit, squirrel, bat, hoopoe, woodpecker, stock dove, carp, water tortoise, snake and lizard do form the fauna of the Natural Park. Having said that, other than a few fish & a guy offering camel rides at the entrance, I didn't see any other animals.

Refreshments, toilet facilities & the ever present souvenir shops are all there.

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