Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

At Mossman Gorge, from the day-use area you can access walks along the scenic Mossman River. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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If you’re looking for a cool change in the rainforest that both you and the kids will enjoy, along with an opportunity for a unique cultural experience, look no further than Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park (CYPAL). Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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Mossman Gorge day-use area

Arrive at this busy day-use area by shuttle bus, ready to relax with a picnic and explore the walks in Mossman Gorge.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

The Mossman Gorge day-use area is usually very busy from 8am to 5.45pm, when the Mossman Gorge Centre’s shuttle buses are running.

Set off to explore one of several walking tracks through Mossman Gorge with its lush rainforest featuring strangler-figs and epiphytes, then relax with a picnic in the shady day-use area or find a spot beside the river.

This park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of the record of life, evolutionary history and remarkable diversity.

Getting there and getting around

The Mossman Gorge day-use area is in the Mossman Gorge section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL), about 80km north of Cairns.

  • The day-use area is near the shuttle bus stop and car park in Mossman Gorge.

Wheelchair access

The day-use area, shuttle bus, toilets and the rainforest boardwalk Baral Marrjanga, which leads from the car park to the Mossman River lookout, are all wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Mossman Gorge day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Daintree safely.