Rainforest circuit track, Mossman Gorge
Explore tall, dense lowland rainforest as you enjoy the views on this moderately easy circuit walk.
- Journey type
- 3.4km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow 2hr walking time.
- Grade 3 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
- Lookout (natural)
Feel immersed in moist, cool green rainforest on this moderate track, leading from the Rex Creek bridge track. Steep mountain ranges behind Mossman Gorge trap moisture that blows in from the ocean, creating the wet conditions that nurture this rainforest.
Look for strangler figs, many kinds of epiphytic plants and bright butterflies, and enjoy views of Mount Demi from a small lookout along the way. Or join a guided Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk for insight into Kuku Yalanji connections with the rainforest.
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 Rainforest Circuit track is in the Mossman Gorge section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL), about 80km north of Cairns.
- From the shuttle bus stop car park in Mossman Gorge, take the Baral Marrjanga track and then Rex Creek bridge track. The Rainforest Circuit track begins on the far side of the bridge. Refer to map .
- After completing the circuit, return the way you came.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Rainforest circuit track is open 24 hours a day.
This track may be closed at times due to localised flooding or for track maintenance during the wet season.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
- Temporary walking track closure: Saddle track, Kulki day-use area, Cape Tribulation Daintree National Park (CYPAL) 23 December 2021 to 30 June 2022