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Mossman

Mossman is the seat of local government and the centre of the sugar industry. It is a pleasant little town set amid the splendour of green canefields and rainforest clad mountains.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital): 1882 kilometres north.

Activites and Experiences at Mossman

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander A five or ten minutes drive west of Mossman is Mossman Gorge. The Gorge is home to the Kuku Yalanji people, the area’s traditional Aboriginal landowners. A guided bushwalks will give a rare insight into the special relationship that these indigenous people have with the rainforest.
  • Birdwatching Enjoy a full day or half day bird safari tour and view over 200 species of bird in the rainforest.
  • Bushwalking A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7 kilometres rainforest loop trail. Alternatively, hiking tours deep into the rainforest are available for the fit and experienced walkers.
  • Camping Driving north from Mossman, pause at Wonga Beach with its caravan park and beautiful orchid gardens. Within Mossman there is also a caravan park with plenty of lush gardens and shady trees.
  • Driving From Mossman there are plenty of scenic drives and idyllic destinations close by. No more than ten minutes drive from Mossman is exquisite Cooya and Newell Beaches, with views across the sea to Port Douglas.
  • Fishing – Beach Try your luck at fishing at Cooya and Newell Beach, a ten-minute drive from Mossman.
  • Fishing – Estuary Try your luck at estuary fishing from the Mossman River.
  • Fishing – Trout/Fly Try your luck at fishing for Jungle Perch from the banks of the Wyhanbeel River, Mossman.
  • Fishing – Game Try your luck at game fishing on a Game Fishing tour.
  • Fishing – Deep Sea Try your luck at deep sea fishing on a Deep Sea Fishing tour.
  • Exercising Keep fit during your stay at the local Aquatic Centre.
  • Flora A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7kms rainforest loop trail. You will see some of the oldest rainforest in the world and be amazing by the exotic tropical blooms.
  • Golfing A country experience not to be missed is a day spent on the golf course.
  • Horseriding Riders of all levels will enjoy breathtaking views, trekking on rugged, winding trails through pristine Australian rainforest.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition A five or ten minutes drive west of Mossman is Mossman Gorge. The Gorge is home to the Kuku Yalanji people, the area’s traditional Aboriginal landowners. A guided bushwalks will give a rare insight into the special relationship that these indigenous people have with the rainforest.
  • Motor racing Enjoy a thrill and watch the local motor-cross.
  • Shopping Mossman has a supermarket and a few speciality shops.
  • Swimming A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Alternatively, you can swim at the local Aquatic Centre.
  • Tennis Enjoy a game of tennis on the local tennis court surrounded by lush gardens.
  • Animal Viewing A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. You will see some of the oldest rainforest in the world, beautiful butterflies, birds, fish and perhaps a Boyd’s Rainforest Dragon sunning itself on a rock. Alternatively, take a wildlife safari tour deep into the rainforest and view over 200 species of birds, marsupials, crocodiles and tree snakes.
  • Walking A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7 kilometres rainforest loop trail.
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  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Hospital
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander A five or ten minutes drive west of Mossman is Mossman Gorge. The Gorge is home to the Kuku Yalanji people, the area’s traditional Aboriginal landowners. A guided bushwalk will give a rare insight into the special relationship that these indigenous people have with the rainforest.
  • Caravan and Camping Driving north from Mossman, pause at Wonga Beach with its caravan park and beautiful orchid gardens. Within Mossman there is also a caravan park with plenty of lush gardens and shady trees.
  • Cultural A five or ten minutes drive west of Mossman is Mossman Gorge. The Gorge is home to the Kuku Yalanji people, the area’s traditional Aboriginal landowners. A guided bushwalks will give a rare insight into the special relationship that these indigenous people have with the rainforest.
  • Eco Tourism Various tour operators in Mossman are Eco-Tourism accredited.
  • Educational A five or ten minutes drive west of Mossman is Mossman Gorge. The Gorge is home to the Kuku Yalanji people, the area’s traditional Aboriginal landowners. A guided bushwalks will give a rare insight into the special relationship that these indigenous people have with the rainforest.
  • Environmental Mossman Gorge is a very accessible and scenic section of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. The surrounding rainforest creates an oasis of elegance and ease on the edge of a spectacular wilderness.
  • Farm/Station The main road of Mossman leads to Whyanbeel Valley with its heliconia farm and rare fruit farm.
  • Fishing Try your luck at fishing for Jungle Perch from the banks of the Wyhanbeel River, Mossman.
  • Flora and Fauna A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7 kilometres rainforest loop trail. You will see some of the oldest rainforest in the world, beautiful butterflies, birds, fish and perhaps a Boyd’s Rainforest Dragon sunning itself on a rock.
  • Golf A country experience not to be missed is a day spent on the golf course.
  • Honeymoon North of Mossman is an oasis of elegance and ease on the edge of a World Heritage wilderness. Indulge in the tranquillity and beauty of this hideaway retreat for an unforgettable honeymoon.
  • Marine Driving north from Mossman, pause at Wonga Beach and hire a boat to explore Snapper Island – it’s as close as it looks and makes an idyllic lunch spot.
  • Mountain A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. As you drive towards the gorge the steep mountains are simply spectacular.
  • National Park A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7 kilometres rainforest loop trail.
  • Pub Stay Enjoy a stay in one of the historic hotels.
  • Rainforest A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7kms rainforest loop trail.
  • Relaxation North of Mossman is an oasis of elegance and ease on the edge of a World Heritage wilderness. Relax in the tranquillity and beauty of this hideaway retreat for an unforgettable holiday. Enjoy an afternoon at Mossman Gorge where the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes surrounded by lush rainforest.
  • Remote North of Mossman is an oasis of elegance and ease on the edge of a World Heritage wilderness. Indulge in the tranquillity and beauty of this remote hideaway retreat for an unforgettable holiday.
  • Shopping Mossman has a supermarket and a few speciality shops.
  • Wilderness A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7 kilometres rainforest loop trail.
  • World Heritage A five or ten minutes drive west is Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders, creating cool, clear freshwater swimming holes. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7 kilometres rainforest loop trail.
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Nearest Airport: Cairns

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