It is in a
setting just a little bit away from the coast, surrounded by some lush
tropical rainforests and sugar cane
I remember it as a quiet old country town, and it still is
compared to the neighbouring Port
But with some colourful shops and art galleries, tours and now
new Mossman Gorge Centre, the town definitely has started to change.
Just like many other towns in north Queensland that are surrounded by
farms, the town has a sugar mill, where the cane is processed.
the cane cutting season,between about mid July and mid
you can visit the mill on a guided tour.
Colourful shops have started to open and so have art
are fashion shops, gift shops, homeware, tools, sports shops, video
shops and second hand shops - the kind of shops you won't find in the
neighbouring touristic Port Douglas. There are markets on Saturday
to Eat There are
also some places to eat. The old Raintree's Cafe is still there and
popular, and of course there are also the old pubs.
are also other, newer places, most along the main street.
The town's hotels are all old pubs, where you can get a
meal and drinks in the
public bar downstairs; and there are
hotel rooms upstairs.
There are a
few of them along the main street. In
the northern end of the town is also a caravan park.
Not far from the caravan park is where you get to the river.
It's a great place for a cool dip on a hot day.
after the bridge, there is a park with a picnic table and toilets, and
in the end of that park is the river. It's a beautiful spot in the
But even more beautiful is Mossman Gorge. It is the town's number one
It is a
with some very nice swimming holes, and nowadays there is also a
lookout platform, a new suspension bridge and a few km walk through
some amazing rainforest.
the rest of You can
do the gorge on a tour run by local Aboriginal people. But there are
also other tours in case you are in Cairns,
its Northern Beaches, Palm
Cove or Port
join a tour that takes you to Mossman and
Tribulation and Daintree
is absolutely beautiful.
some great swimming holes
very nice for a cool dip on a hot day. I
remember the place from days
could come here and have the gorge for yourself - not
in far north Queensland, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and
sugar cane farms, north of Cairns
Thanks to the cane farms there is the Sugar
Mill and you
can take a tour in there during the cane cutting season (mid-July to
mid-November) and learn how the cane is processed.
Thanks to the rainforests it is a beautiful lush and green place, and
its number one attraction is Mossman
Gorge, which is in the southern section of Daintree rainforest. If you
Mossman, you can either visit the gorge by yourself (restricted to the
shuttle bus nowadays) or
join one of the great Mossman tours run by the local Aboriginal people.
If you are in Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, you
can join one of the many Mossman tours from there.
Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge 4WD Tour
This tour departs from Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove and
It takes you to Mossman and Mossman
Gorge as well as the Cape
Tribulation section of Daintree Rainforests and a croc
along Daintree River.
Cultural Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Tours
tour departs from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.
It is an
Aboriginal experience and it takes you to Mossman town to
Aboriginal art gallery, as well as to beaches, mangroves, and
Dreamtime Walk, Daintree River Crocodile Cruise and Fruit
Farm Day Trip
This tour departs from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas.
another Aboriginal tour and it takes you to the town of Mossman as well
as the Gorge, and a croc
spotting cruise on Daintree River.
Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and Bloomfield Track Small
This trip departs from Cairns and Port Douglas.
It does the Mossman
town more briefly than the tours above, and focusses more on Daintree
River, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield
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