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“Fairly average circular walk” 3 of 5 stars
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Mossman Gorge
212r Mossman Gorge Road | Mossman, Queensland 4873, Australia
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“Fairly average circular walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

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.

Visited July 2013
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“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

On the edge of the Daintree National Park, this is an easy way to see some of the park without commiting to days of bush walking. You take a shuttle bus from the car park (($6 each return) to the Mossman Gorge and there is a choice of either a very short (15 minute) or longer (1 hour) walk. We opted for the longer one and it was spectacular. You'll need proper shoes as there's quite a lot of clambering over rocks and negotiating slippery paths, but it's worth it, to see the wonderful rain forest. There are some amazing trees with enormous buttress roots, beautiful little swimming holes etc and the whole atmosphere (quiet with trickling water) is magical.

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“Great Rain Forest Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

You drive up and park at the centre, then pay $6 for a bus ride to and from the gorge. It is only dollars, or $15 for a family of 4. Some people too cheap to pay and walked the several km to the Gorge, where you would walk for approx 3 km in the rainforest. found that strange, just pay for the bus! The rainforest was beautiful, and even went for a swim in the water! it was cold, but not too bad, lots of fun! and no crocodiles! Definitely do not miss if in the area

Visited July 2013
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The Mossman Gorge is a worth while stop with beautiful rainforest & waterfalls. If you are unfit or have young children I would suggest taking the shuttle as its 2km walk just to get to the start of the walk up to the gorge. The boardwalks take you through the rainforest & right past many waterfalls. There is even an area which you can swim.

Visited July 2013
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We really enjoyed our afternoon here. We caught the shuttle out - very handy as it leaves every 15 minutes, $15 for a family of four return. It drops you off right near the entry to the walkway. Breathtaking views from many spots. We really enjoyed the walk through the rainforest - easy tracks that our kids 5 and 7 had no difficulty with. Don't forget your bathers and towels for a very refreshing dip in the creek. Also remember to bring some water - or to buy on at the cafe before you board the bus.

Visited June 2013
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