Mossman Gorge River Circuit

Walk Highlights

Mossman Gorge River Circuit
  • Distance: 500m return
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Location:
  • Facilities: Toilets at the carpark
  • Getting There: Head 80km north of Cairns along the Captain Cook Hwy; follow the signs from Mossman.
  • Highlights: forest dragons, towering prehistoric rainforest, Ulysses butterflies, giant strangler figs

Walking Track Description

Mossman Gorge really is no like place on Earth. Set within the world heritage-listed Daintree National Park,  the sheer size of the ferns, strangler figs, inquisitive  Ulysses butterflies, Boyd’s forest dragons and even the secretive platypus are had to convey. The river is filled with gigantic spherical boulders like a giant marbles,that dwarf backpackers who brave the currents to swim across the river.

One of two breathtaking  short tracks at Mossman Gorge (a longer track is the Rainforest Circuit), the River Circuit track is less than 1km long  – but what it lacks in length it makes up for with it’s towering rainforest and easy access to the fast-flowing Mossman River. Ultimately it’s a flat, easy stroll across elevated boardwalks, bridges and flat dirt tracks to a lookout positioned below a long series of cascades. Just below the lookout is a makeshift beach from which one can brave the waters.

And that’s it. Short and sweet, but undoubtedly one of the most popular walks in Australia.

Walking Trail Map

(Start at red marker)

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