Mossman Gorge
Mossman Gorge
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  • Danielle M
    Launceston, Australia107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant stay
    Mossman Gorge is beautiful place to visit and well worth a visit. You are required to catch a shuttle bus to get into the gorge area as the roads are narrow. The price for the shuttle was expensive as it's only a 3 - 5-minute trip to the stop but we had no choice to pay it since we wanted to go to the gorge. We did a series of short walks in the gorge and then returned to the gift shop. Some people were swimming in the gorge, and it looked inviting, but we didn't bring our swimmers so couldn't join in!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Holly
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning rivers and rainforest
    Stunning rivers and rainforest. Have to book the shuttle bus from the car park for $11 but otherwise no other costs. Some walks to the lookouts are accessible by wheelchair too. Leave plenty of time to explore
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 April 2023
  • jsmY5381JH
    Adelaide Hills, Australia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    Well worth the shuttle cost of only $14pp. All staff were friendly and helpful. The hour loop was fun and varied, not too challenging but not a bore at all. Swimming hole was a real treat after our hike. Nice hot chips at the cafe and some unique options at the gift shop. Highly recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Bev M
    Sydney, Australia265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Do!!!
    Staff great. So pleased we took the shuttle bus. Rainforest awesome lots of butterflies and trees had huge leaves. Interesting explanations on boards as you walk about the rainforest, hot and slightly humid. People swimming although signs said don't swim - they complained water was cold. Water crystal clear, huge boulders and sand. Short very easy 10 min. walk from bus along clean raised walkways. Young woman on crutches managed this walk. Cantilevered bridge over river. Longer walks available. A must do for all ages. Clean environment and interesting cafe food - scones with local honey etc.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Nicole M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early, save a buck and beat the rush!
    Don’t pay for the bus ($14pp) such a tourist trap. If you’re able to, park at the centre and walk to the start of the trail. This makes it about 7kms return, took us 2.5 hours with a swim. We left at 6:30am had the place to ourselves - absolutely magical. By the time we were leaving their was so many bus loads of tourists, would have sucked! Get up early - save a buck and beat the rush!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2023
  • David_C_C_1
    Melbourne, Australia119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Things have changed in 30 odd years
    Had been a long time between visits to the area and plenty had changed - mostly for the better. A very well managed and presented attraction. Good shop and cafe too. Although we would have preferred not to take the shuttle bus, which at $14 is a little expensive, time was not really on our side. The elevated walkway was really well presented with plenty of information boards etc. There is an area folks can swim at, and plenty were, and the water was incredibly clear with heaps of fish life.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Rebecca
    Adelaide, Australia1,767 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No need to get on the shuttle bus BUT..
    We were very disappointed in the misleading behavior from the cultural center staff and the center itself. No information about how to walk up to Mossman on any of the maps, implying you can’t. When I asked specifically “can we walk it” the man at the entrance just kept redirecting the question to talk about the shuttle bus. When I asked what is the distance from there to the gorge he just said “it’s 10min on the shuttle bus”. Hmmm. We walked (a few others did) and it’s about 3km through some rainforest. Please be mindful of kids though, you’ve got to walk 3km there and back if you choose not to take the bus. That’s not including the 1km and 2.4km options within Mossman itself. Also parts are along a road so you will need to jump off the road to avoid being hit by a shuttle bus. Mossman itself, well the pictures speak for themselves. Most tourists only did the smaller walk when we went so the 2.4km loop was nice and quiet. Wear decent walking shoes
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Tony C
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rainforest magic
    The magic of the rainforest is a must do, the gorge is lovely and the walls are worth the work. Paths are not easy per se, plenty of roots across the tracks because you are walking through a living rainforest. It really is god own country though and a must see if you are in this area.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • kathbrisbane
    Shailer Park, Australia200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well presented and accessible attraction
    Easy short bus trip to the gorge from the cafe and shop. Great board walks and suspension bridge. Swimming easy although chilly. A well built attraction and well maintained.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Seagull
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    We drove to the visitor centre and took the shuttle bus (for $10 per person) into Mossman gorge. There was a short boardwalk available with good views of the river and rainforest and a nice swimming spot. There was also an hour and a half long circuit walk around the rainforest with various informative signs about the rainforest. The path was well signed but be aware that there is no signal in the rainforest.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
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Jenny S
Townsville, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Thank you to the wonderful staff from the time we walked in to pay greeted with a smile and really felt welcome, the bus drivers were lovely very happy to have a chat and a laugh on the way back our driver very stopped to show us the large goanna on a boulder, nothing was a hassle…the Gorge is beautiful ! Take your bathers .
Written 21 April 2024
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MylosReviews
Malmö, Sweden195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We went to the Mossman Gorge early. It was easy to get a carpark at the welcome centre, and we were straight onto a bus after booking the tickets on our phone as directed on arrival. The walking paths are well maintained and the gorge itself is beautiful. Highly recommended for a few hours in the morning before it gets busy, only minus point being due to the price of the bus which is a little steep.
Written 19 April 2024
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Hayley P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What a gorge-ous walk! It was a rainy day and the current down the river was strong, but that didn’t deter us, including our 5 and 6 year olds.
Whilst we didn’t get to enjoy a swim, we did do both loop walks which had well maintained paths and lush green rainforest. The bus was easy and quick. With the humid tropical weather, the rain really didn’t bother us and there was no need even for a poncho or umbrella.
Written 19 April 2024
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ethan h
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Easy day trip from port Douglas! Recommend taking the shuttle bus ($14 per adult) return due to no footpath. Used to be open to drive but now closed for preservation and traffic mgmt. Bring bug spray. Can go for a swim if you like - varied/dangerous conditions.
Written 26 March 2024
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Stanoxley
Worthing, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This place is amazing a beautiful place with a river running down through the rain forest and plenty of trails to walk around, lots of wildlife to be seen & the noise off the forest is unbelievable
Written 13 March 2024
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carl m
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful, stunning place! Do the full walk if you can. So many magical spots along the way. A very accessible and well-looked-after walking trail.

The shuttle bus is a bit too expensive but saves you time.

Please disregard the false information given at the counter. The young girl who served us this Sunday morning wasn't very pleasant and seemed annoyed by our questions, possibly because she had to stop sipping her coffee to serve us. She tried to discourage us from walking the whole track as “too hot, long, and not much to see”. Appalling vendor and hospitality skills.
Written 2 March 2024
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stuart c
Brisbane, Australia402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Amazing experience.Totally stunning and worth doing.Park the car up there and pay for the bus transfers so much easier. The water was so cold, was not sure I wanted to swim as that cold but once you are in its awesome and refreshing.A must do whilst up here. So glad we ticked it off the list. Don't forget the camera.
Written 23 November 2023
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BasilHenry
Staffordshire99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Pleasant place to drive too good visitors centre and bus to the Gorge I had a doggy knee but was able to see all
Written 16 November 2023
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746ballfamily746
Sydney, Australia364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Amazing walks and amazing views. Well maintained boardwalks. This place is great for individuals, couples and families. Interesting forest with good signage. Good cafe and shop. Swimming was not allowed on the day we visited but the water looked inviting!
Written 4 November 2023
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Carla P
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We enjoyed a lovely morning exploring the river. It was very busy when we arrived (around 11am) and the main areas had a lot of people, so we headed off to the do the 2km loop walk. It was a lovely walk, and highlighted the beauty of the area. We then cooled off in the swimming hole (despite being advised not to swim) which was lovely, and fresh!! It was a lot quieter after 12:30pm and it was far more relaxing. The bus was convenient, and if it were a bit cooler we probably would have walked in and out ourselves.
Written 3 November 2023
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