Just a short drive from the small town of Mossman lays a picturesque oasis of lush rainforest and trickling streams; one with a 2.5-kilometre hiking track filled with scenic outlooks and a small but stunning gorge where visitors can be found taking a refreshing swim in the clear, cool waters. The sounds of the nearby waterfall crashing into the sandy shore below make for a magical setting, one that entices hikers and nature lovers on their exploration and discovery of this slice of the Daintree National Park.
Just minutes from Mossman, the narrow country lane of Mossman Gorge Road leads to the modern and impressive visitors centre for the Mossman Gorge area of the Daintree National Park. Browse through the attractive gift shop and small information centre and enjoy some refreshments before taking a shuttle to the beginning of the park’s hiking trail. Just a short way down the hiking trail visitors come to the stunning gorge where people are often found enjoying a swim or sitting on the giant rocks in the stream. Continue past the gorge where beautiful rainforest scenery mix with the calls of native birds and beautiful plant life. A fascinating suspension bridge offers a rustic, utilitarian way to cross the creek with lovely views of the waterfall cascading down to the gorge.
From Cairns or Port Douglas, take the Captain Cook Highway to Mossman. Just before entering the town, make a left turn from Captain Cook Highway on to Johnston Road. The road is just past the local Woolworths and Town and Country Shopping Centre. Follow signs to Mossman Gorge Centre which will be on the right hand side. A large car park is available with plenty of free parking.