Fern Gully
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Scenic drive through a three-mile-long canyon, shaded by trees and ferns.
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Christy B
Carmel, IN25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Fern Gully is a beautiful, rain-foresty drive. It is about 3 miles, but with so many windey turns, it takes 10-15 min to get through. (very narrow turns) The problem is... you get through it, then have to turn around and go BACK through it to get back to the city. So you see it TWICE! Perhaps our driver didn't know a different route and there is one?? But we saw it all twice. It is pretty... but not amazing. If you get carsick, skip this one. But it is a free thing to see in Jamaica!
Written 21 February 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been there and it surprised me because I always thought of it as just a Disney cartoon until I was actually there. It's more than beautiful, brimmed with ferns,and tall banana trees. And everything is green, even the bunches of bananas high up in the trees. I did not see any wildlife but I do not doubt that Fern Gully is home to many exotic animals. Definately worth seeing.
Written 4 February 2002
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baltomitre
Baltimore, Md.2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved the ride through Fern Gully. Our guide informed us that there was no wildlife there, I did not ask why. But is was beautiful. For those that do not have the opportunity or stamina to hike the rainforest, this cab/van ride is the next best thing you are going to get. And the large male sculptures are quite impressive, if not comical.
Written 22 February 2006
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CNIC
Washington, DC2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This trip was not worth the time or money. You simply drive though a road surrounded by ferns which to the untrained eye (our eyes, I suppose) is just a bunch of tall plants and trees. I've seen much prettier sights driving cross-country in the US. The road is bombarded by a bunch of sellers trying to get you to buy their mass-produced souvenirs. No matter what they say, they didn't hand-make anything.

This small, 10-minute trip was so boring my husband and I didn't even know when we entered and when it was over. Its just a normal road. No entry gate or anything. A complete waste.
Written 19 August 2006
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Jheeva
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is not a tour...it's a drive through of a something they call a forest...!! Absolute waste of money and time!!! It's probably the most expensive taxi ride!
Written 27 June 2016
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Travelscot127
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
Great scenery during the daytime. Completely different in the dark and definitely more dangerous with few options to turn back once into the gully
Written 7 November 2014
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CAMGPa
PA1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fern Gully is not just a "dull stretch of highway" in Ocho Rios. One must consider the history of its creation when recognizing its true aesthetic beauty. The actual road was a river bed and an earthquake changed the course of this river. The road is not man-made but is an actual geographic alteration to the Jamaican rainforest. The road is now a winding and unpredictable series of twists and turns under a sheer canopy of green foliage. Fern Gully is home to the most diverse species of ferns; although, because of the natural disaster which occurred there, the specie numbers have begun to dwindle. Because of its natural curvature, those who are prone to motion sickness are actually recommended to sit at the front of the bus. Therefore, the trip through this land is not only a beautiful sight, with the tree roots literally a fingers touch from your window seat, but is an adventuresome ride for the whole family. While the tour would only be a true sight to see during the daylight, to give you the idea of the sudden & hair-pin like turns, Jamaicans would much prefer to take on the road at night because the headlights bouncing off the amazing wall of forestry eases navigation of the blind turns verses the continuing melding of greens during the day.
Written 15 March 2010
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paulsop
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I went there, and was eaten alive by mosquitos during a walk. Everyone was. Then I got sick a week later and I think it was from the bug bites.

Also, some people think 'Fern Gully' relates to this place. It doesn't. The Fern Gully from the movie is near Australia.

The Jamaican 'Fern Gully' is really just a a stretch of dull highway. If you stop, people will try to sell you nick-nacks and you'll get eaten by bugs.

Not classy.
Written 7 January 2007
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mummamiaMA
Melbourne, Australia348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a must do / see as it’s not far from Ocho Rios.

We had our own car and continued on up to Nine Miles - home of Bob Marley - an amazing crazy drive through Jamaican countryside. Lots of winding roads and pot holes.

Awesome.
Written 4 January 2020
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wcforr900
Bloomington, IN32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Fern gully is a nice drive through a little valley/canyon where both sides have been planted with a variety of ferns. The road winds through the canyon and you can admire the tropical greenery on both sides of the road. I am a big admirer of lush, tropical plants but found this a bit disappointing. Maybe that's in part because I was driving and had to watch the road and could only glance occasionally at the greenery and in part because there is, as far as I can tell, no walking trail through the area, which would be a much better way to enjoy the scenery.
Written 15 March 2019
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