If you are visiting Australia, and are planning a trip to Queensland, Mossman Gorge is a must. It is the easiest access point for the famous Daintree Rainforest. I have been several times, when living in Australia, and it never ceases to stop me in my tracks. You can access the gorge from Mossman town, it is a short drive along the Mossman river. From the carpark, take the winding walk along the river bank to the main viewing point. You walk through rainforest (bring a brolly & raincoat). The main viewing point gives you a fantastic view up and down river, of this ancient boulder strewn river. There is a tiny beach just before the viewing platform, where you can access the quieter pools of the river, to take a dip & sit on the huge smooth boulders, in contemplation. There are further short walks you can do from here, up to the suspension bridge and beyond. Nothing too strenuous or long. The main forest is too dense, and it is not recommended that you go off the tracks, as the plants & wildlife are protected. It is a truly beautiful and peaceful spot (when there are not bus loads of people there).
From December through to April expect heavy rain every day. May through to November is dry season.
A stunning place.
This is a wild forest, and though there are toilets and a few picnic tables near the carpark, don't expect anything more developed than that. The walking track may not suit pushchairs/buggies. However if kids are old enough to walk it is a great place to explore.
Spray arms & legs if you don't want to get mosquito bites. Even during the day you can get bitten as it is cooler and shady under the tree canopy.
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