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Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge

Johnston Road, Mossman, 4873

The Basics

Guided or self-guided hikes set out from the Mossman Gorge Visitor Centre, and the marked trails offer a series of walks ranging from 10 to 45 minutes. Highlights include the elevated boardwalks of Baral Marrjanga, the Rex Creek suspension bridge, and the chance to swim at natural swimming holes along the Mossman River.

Most tours to the Mossman Gorge run from Cairns or Port Douglas, and a full-day tour typically includes other activities such as a cruise along the Daintree River or a visit to Cape Tribulation. A popular choice is a Dreamtime walk led by an indigenous guide, which offers fascinating insight into the region’s cultural heritage and Kuku Yalanji people.

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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
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$122.59 per adult
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My adventure in cairns
The tour was really good with alot of information from Dave the tour guide. The tour was not rushed you had time to see the sights at your own pace. Well done.
Victorio_A, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Port Douglas

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North of Cairns day tour
Anthony_W, Oct 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
Swimming and the walk at Mossman Gorge The views from the lookouts were great as well The cruise on the Daintree was interesting especially if you haven’t seen crocs up close
star-5
The best nature has to offer
Roy_B, Jun 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
Beautiful, clean, natural. The best nature has to offer. Mother Nature - wow. The people that believe in climate change / global warming, please stop negativity. Go and enjoy the best nature has to offer
star-5
Very informative tour
Tracy_B, Nov 2021
Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Small-Group Day Tour
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Our guide Jens was so knowledgable and informative about the areas we visited. I particularly enjoyed learning about the diversity and interdependence of rainforest from Jens. The swim at Noah's creek was a highlight. The only disappointment was the guide at the crocodile visit who was not interactive with the group. I would have liked more information about the crocodiles and their environment.
star-5
Relaxing in the forest
donald_s, Nov 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
I varied day led by a very informative guide. Good introduction to the rain forest with many spots to relax an enjoy the calm.
star-5
Day trip to Mossman Gorge, the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation
SallyAnne_L, Sep 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
Not having been to Mossman Gorge before I was amazed how beautiful it was. The Daintree River once again didn’t disappoint with its share of wildlife including crocodiles on display. Cape Tribulation beautiful as ever. To add to this amazing day trip we had a an excellent driver in Jim who was a wealth of knowledge and great fun to be with.
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Beautiful mossman gorge,...
Claire_B, Sep 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
Beautiful mossman gorge, stunning daintree rainforest, amazing lunch at Daintree Tearooms, wonderful rainforest beach at Cape Trib, and throughout the really entertaining and informative monologue from Steve
star-5
..Culture adventure
Robert_G, Nov 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
Hard to pick enjoyed every minute, and Dave was an excellent tour guide . Would do this tour again.Hoping that tourism picks up for all the tour operators up here
star-5
Unforgettable experience
James_D, Nov 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
Mick was an amazing tour guide he kept it interesting and the company of everyone else made for an amazing day. The weather was great and the scones and barramundi were amazing. Loved the sightseeing and we learnt a lot as well about the history of the daintree etc.
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Rainforest adventures
Vashnee_N, Oct 2021
Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Small-Group Day Tour
Great tour guide. Very informative. Crocodile spotting was great. Cruising down the Daintree river was amazing.
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Highly recommended tour
larina_w, Sep 2021
Full Day Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Tour
I highly recommend this tour, our guide Ben is very knowledgeable and informative! Thanks Ben we learnt heaps and got to experience the Gorge and the Daintree.
star-5
Mossman Gorge, Daintree and Cape Tribulation tour
Joan, Sep 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
We had a terrific time yesterday. Steve was a magnificent host, very knowledgeable, packed in a lot. Weather could of been better, got very windy, but we still had a terrific time. Rainforest is truly remarkable, saw plenty of crocodiles on Daintree River and Mossman Gorge was stunning. A great tour, well worth doing.
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Stunning scenery, beautiful food and great company!
AnneMaree_C, Jun 2021
Full Day Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Tour
I had a wonderful time visiting so many stunning parts of the area. I loved the stunning scenery of Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree. The Croc Cruise was a higlight spotting 4 crocs in the wild. Kerry was a fabulous tour guide, so friendly and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour! The food was both yummy and plentiful! A beautiful day out!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) in the summer months, so be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as well as insect repellent, comfortable shoes, and your swimsuit.

  • The Mossman Gorge is a UNESCO conservation area, so stick to the boardwalks and follow the rules to avoid disturbing the natural environment.

  • The Mossman Gorge Visitor Centre has restrooms, a shop, a café-restaurant, car parking, and shuttle buses.

  • Fast currents and flash floods are common along the Mossman Gorge, and swimming is recommended only for strong swimmers under the supervision of a guide.

  • The Mossman Gorge Centre and the Baral Marrjanga rain forest boardwalk are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Mossman Gorge is located in the southern stretch of Daintree National Park, 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) west of Port Douglas. The closest town is Mossman, 3 miles (5 kilometers) away. Daily coach transfers run between Port Douglas and the Mossman Gorge Centre, from which shuttle buses run into the park.

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When to Get There

The most popular time to visit the Mossman Gorge is during the dry season (April to October), when the weather is cooler and less humid, but it’s best to make an early start to avoid the crowds. Visiting in the wet season (November to March) can be even more interesting for wildlife lovers, with plants and flowers in full bloom. However, swimming in the river is most dangerous at this time of year.

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Wildlife-Spotting in the Mossman Gorge

The Mossman Gorge and the surrounding Daintree Rainforest are home to over a third of Australia’s mammals, more than 430 bird species, and many rare and endemic species, making it a paradise for nature lovers. Sought-after sightings include ringtail possums, tree kangaroos, Boyd Forest Dragon, and spotted-tail quolls, as well as platypus, echidna, and swamp wallaby. Bird sightings might include brush cuckoo, cassowary, dusky honeyeater, and common noddy. The plant life is equally impressive, with strangler figs, fan palms, and maple silkwood, as well as rare species such as white hazelwood shrub and backscratcher ginger.

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