A stunningly beautiful architectural structure housing Mossman Gorge Visitor's Centre, Shop, Cafe, Change Rooms with shower/toilets & Bus Transfer station is what greets the visitor. We purchased the $5 transfer-ticket for the bus that leaves every 15 minutes, then proceeded to enjoy a delicious breakfast from the cafe as we had missed breakkie leaving early from Cairns. The banana-honey smoothie, big breakfast and DELECTABLE banana bread toast was utterly yummy and well worth the $! After that we jumped on the transfer bus and were swished away gently to the edge of the rainforest and a little beyond, following the boardwalk, the most incredible clear-watered, fish-filled swimming hole with mini-rapids to be swept away by if you want to get a thrill...OMG! After a lovely walk through various paths in the glossy growing greenery of the rich rainforest surrounds and a walk over the hand-built suspension bridge over the gorge, we found ourselves looking down at the mini-rapids with local children playing in the water & jumping off the rocks. Many a photo later, my entry into the chill-cool 'fresh' pool had me gasping momentarily, then absolute heaven prevailed as my walk-weary legs were soothed by the crystal clear waters. I swam up the side of the waterhole to where the water rushed over a metre or so drop through huge boulders and launched myself into the center of the rushing water and found myself screeching with delight as I was buoyed up & swept 20-30 metres down the gorge before a gentle current took over and I drifted toward the middle of the pool. Another like-effort saw me drifting along with a grin as big as Alice's Cheshire Cat!!! Do not miss this amazing opportunity to be one with nature and enjoy fresh water swimming at it's best...then go back on the bus to the cafe and enjoy just a bit more banana bread or other yummies that might suit your fancy! This amazingly enjoyable attraction is so much more the better for its caretakers and employees, all local Aborigines who hold control of their own assets - just as it should be!!! Long may you enjoy, care for, conserve and profit from this wonderful asset that you share with fellow Australians and overseas visitors to boot! THANK YOU!
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