Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Wander through dense lowland rainforest, featuring strangler figs and epiphytes, on Mossman Gorge's Rainforest circuit. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

The Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL) is where the rainforest meets the reef. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

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Celebrating and sharing the unique and diverse culture of the Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra people, who are proudly caring for Jalun (reef) and Madja (rainforest). Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Experience a feast for your senses at Mossman Gorge

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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Dramatic! Exhilarating! Invigorating! The wet season is an exciting time of year to explore the tropics of north Queensland. Photo credit: Paul Curtis © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Grab your boots and adventure outdoors—7 short walks around Cairns and Townsville

‘These boots are made for walkin’ and that’s just what they’ll do…’ If you like the sound of rambling through ancient rainforests, wandering along palm-fringed beaches and clambering around tropical islands, not to mention, spotting awesome wildlife, read on! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Rainforest circuit track, Mossman Gorge

Explore tall, dense lowland rainforest as you enjoy the views on this moderately easy circuit walk.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
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
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Rainforest circuit track is open 24 hours a day.

Seasonal closures

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.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Daintree safely and Walk with care.