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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
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
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$122.87 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent Rainforest tour
Tour guide explained about everything about the trip. Learned about different trees of rainforest, territorial nature of crocodile in the dentree river. It was a memoriable day.
Syed_H, Dec 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
Don't miss it!
Diana_S, Dec 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
Jordan! Great driver and excellent tour guide. Wet day and covid complications professionally handled with a relaxed and friendly manner.
star-5
Wonderful experience !
Steven_L, Jan 2022
Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Small-Group Day Tour
Rob was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and professional! The tour let our expectations, we felt safe whilst experiencing some magic
star-5
Outstanding tour
Maria_M, Jan 2022
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
A fantastic experience. Our tour guide Darryl, was amazing and passionate about the sights we were visiting during the day. He had an abundant knowledge about the area, landscape, plants and wildlife. The lunch was quite yummy and our host entertained us with a presentation of the local produce. The tour was worth the money.
star-5
Had the best day, didn't...
Steven_L, Dec 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
Had the best day, didn't have the best expectations as it was raining but it was unbelievable day, tour guide great, good value, got to see and do so much in one day, do it....
star-5
Tony’s Tropical tour 5 star
Sarah_H, Dec 2021
Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Small-Group Day Tour
We had the best tour of the daintree and Cape Tribulation. It was a very wet day so we couldn’t go to the gorge or swim in the river but the day did not disappoint! We learned so much from our amazing guide Steve he couldn’t be more accommodating and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend Tony’s Tropical Tours.
star-5
It was a great day
Christine_C, Dec 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
The whole day was fantastic Tom our guide was very informative and made it fun. Some very beautiful lookouts and sights
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.
star-5
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-4
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
Wow
Mary_A, Dec 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
This was an amazing day out. We saw so much. Highly recommend this tour. It taught my 12yr old, mum and grandma so much. Thanks Steve our tour guide.
star-5
Life long memories made on this trip.
Jonathan_T, Dec 2021
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas
Swimming in Mosman Gorge with the kids(7 and 8) was a life long memory. Walking through the Daintree was really fun and a very knowledgeable guide.

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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