Great Barrier Reef Sights

Mossman Gorge

  • 212r Mossman Gorge Rd. Map It
  • Mossman
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

Just 5 km (3 miles) outside Mossman are the spectacular waterfalls and swimming-hole-studded river that tumble through sheer-walled Mossman Gorge. The Kuku Yalanji-run Mossman Gorge Centre is the starting-point for various aborigine-led walks, tours, and activities. There are several boulder-studded, croc-free swimming holes within the Gorge, and a 2½-km (1½-mile) rain-forest walking track and suspension bridge. (Swimming in the river itself is hazardous, crocs or no, due to swift currents, slippery rocks, and flash flooding.) Keep your eyes peeled for tree and musky rat-kangaroos, Boyd's water dragons, scrub fowl, turtles, and big, bright butterflies—and try to avoid stinging vines (plants with serrated-edge, heart-shaped leaves, found at rain-forest edges). If you intend to hike beyond the river and rain-forest circuits, inform the information desk staff at the Mossman Gorge Centre, which also has café/restaurant, gift shop, indigenous art gallery, restrooms, showers, and visitor parking.

Sight Information

Address:

Mossman Gorge Centre, 212r Mossman Gorge Rd., Mossman, Queensland, 4873, Australia

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Phone:

07-4099–7000

Sight Details:

  • Free entry (Mossman Gorge Centre); tour prices vary

Published 07/21/2016

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