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Mossman Gorge

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| Daintree National Park, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The experience includes a bus trip to the falls which is well worthwhile to avoid the long hike and be able to spend more time swimming in the clear cool crocodile free waters. We loved sliding through the falls and the it was so clear...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lynwenm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went the first day in the afternoon just to check it out and also the nice drive and small township, make sure you get there early and get one of the first buses up, the local guides are great for tips, take swimwear, brilliant walks,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn’t aware it costs to enter. No pedestrian or car access and you have to use the bus. Moved onto daintree forest.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ThomasHaywvrd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No need to use a tour operator for this if you have a car or can just uber to the park. It was less than $10 AU for the entrance fee. After that, its an easy hike and a great way to see up close...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SingSling_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mossman Gorge is located 77km north of Cairns. Entry is via the Mossman Gorge Centre where a gift shop and cafe are located. A shuttle bus service takes visitors to the entry to the gorge. There are a number of walks of varying difficulty with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's 10 dollars for the bus, yes. But have a look at what you get and what that money is going towards. You get a history lesson, a lovely walk, a swim in the freshest water you could find and you contribute to the place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joshnwalker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited the Cairns area and went for a drive north to sightsee. I visited Mossman Gorge and was amazed at the natural beauty! The creek was perfectly clear but glowing green. Its surrounded in the daintree rainforest and it's very peaceful. I went...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LeighRuby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice spot with swimming in the river and some bush walks. That being said to get there you need to pay the local aboriginals $10 each for the privilege of entering a national park! Outrageous.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

nice walk or by bus in the green forest with plenty of birds and interesting various tree.a river in between with nature pools calling the people to swim in.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zippi_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the visitor centre a large sign indicates that swimming in the river is not recommended, but that is as usual exaggerated safety. Dozens of people were in between the rocks in pools enjoying the cool water. The walk through the forrest was nice and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jennifer C
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Leapete | Reviewed this property |
a far bit entrance yes, bus yes, 1/3 of track is a ramp yes, bush walk no but you get to see a fair bit by wheelchair
October 21, 2017|
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Response from MissMapleLeaf | Reviewed this property |
No, I think it's still a national park.
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Waynedvh | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's two or pools along the walk they don't recommend you swim in them but in our visit a 100 or so were in cooling off, hope this helps Wayne.
Travel Forum Posts
Driving Port Douglas/Cape Trib up to Cooktown (8 Replies)
(I also posted this under Cairns forum -- is it necessary to cross post, or do most PD readers also read the Cairns forum?) Hi folks -- Has anyone posted a trip report for a recent drive from Port Douglas area up to Cooktown. I am thinking I would like to take a 2 day overnight visit to Cooktown during a visit to the Cairns/Port Douglas area. I understand that the Bloomfield Track Cape Trib to Cooktown route closest to the ocean is rugged but okay during the dry period (through...More
January 07, 2007|
Response fromscotalnd|
Hi Rick We did this same trip 3 years ago and coming from Scotland we were amazed by the road. Would definately suggest 4WD check with hire company that it is ok to go the Bloomfield Track. The track was pretty wild with drives through creeks and of course over the actual Bloomfield river which has a sort of cement causeway which was easy to travel over but be prepared. The inland road you are coming back on is fine with easy driving through very different terrain very dry and chance to...More
12 nights in QLD: Itinery help please! (1 Replies)
Hi all, We are flying into Cairns on Monday the 9th of July, hiring a car and site seeing our way down to Airlie beach (whitsundays area). We then fly to Brisbane on Tues 17th and will split time in Bris/GC until Sat the 21st when we head back to Melbourne. Basic Itinerary: Mon (arrival 9:25am): Hire car and travel up to Port Douglas and see Mossman Gorge. Stay overnight in PD Tues: check out Atherton and Cairns, stay in Cairns overnight? Wed: Checkout Mission beach, Ingham etc, Stay...More
June 11, 2012|
Response fromAdamandSara|
So there seems to be so much to do that I am considering extending the holiday by arriving in Cairns on Friday the 6th of July (flights are more expensive but hey, its a holiday). This way I can spend a couple more days in Port Douglas and surrounds and an extra day at Airlie Beach. Any recommendations on how to split up? I will now have from Friday 6th of July to Tuesday the 17th of July (11 nights and 11 full days) to spend in north QLD. I could even go to Bris/GC 1 day earlier (on...More
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Need help with 4 day itinerary (7 Replies)
We are a family of 4 with 2 kids age 10 and 6 and we will be in port Douglas for full 4 days. Here is our itinerary. Please recommend any tweaks if needed, and need help with questions at the end. Day 1 : land in Cairns at 3:30 pm. Rent a car and drive to Port Douglas Day 2: Breakfast with Birds and explore Wildlife Habitat. Around noon head off to Mossman Gorge. Do a small hike and 3 pm Dreamtime walk followed by swim and more exploring. Day 3:Great Barrier Reef tour with...More
August 20, 2018|
Response fromtintan|
So I just realized that Cooper Creek walk would be in Daintree and not the Mossman Gorge. They have a 2 hour and a 4 hour walk. We might go for the shorter one with kids.