My wife and I have just driven up from Cairns and walked the Mossman Gorge and found it quite an average experience.
The 2.4 kilometre circular walking track meanders, ascends and descends through mainly boring forest with only a few points of real interest. Lots of slow groups walking the trail and overtaking is difficult so a bit of a processional bushwalk !!
Some good views on the way to the circular walking track and a rather interesting metal bridge which swings from side to side and makes walking across quite a challenge.
The visitors area provides plenty of parking but once inside the visitors centre there is a lack of direction with people wandering aimlessly around attempting to buy bus tickets up to the gorge. A return trip is $6 per adult.
Buses are small but run quite regularly and the short trip to the start of the Gorge is quite interesting after one has passed the Aboriginal township. In fact the road into the Gorge is more interesting than the 2.4 kilometre circular walk, so walking in may be an attractive option.
If travelling to Mossman from Cairns expect a narrow winding road which does run close to the sea on occasions and offers a few spectacular views. However, lots of roadworks at present and lots of slow caravans and campervans on the road, so expect a slow journey.
We recently spent a day walking on Magnetic Island off Townsville and that was far more enjoyable.
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