Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Rex Creek bridge is suspended high above the cascading Rex Creek in Mossman Gorge. 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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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

Rex Creek bridge track, Mossman Gorge

Meander through lush rainforest to a gently swaying suspension bridge spanning the cascading waters of Rex Creek.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
1.4km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1hr walking time.
Grade
Grade 2 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

Are you brave enough? Step onto this swaying bridge suspended across Rex Creek, near where it joins the Mossman River, and stride (or tiptoe) to the other side. From the bridge, watch the clear waters cascading over rocks below and try to spot fish and turtles in the quieter pools.

You can reach the Rex Creek bridge from Baral Marrjanga track. Once safely across, retrace your steps or continue on the Rainforest circuit track. Refer to map (PDF, 180.5KB) .

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 Rex Creek bridge 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 then turn onto the Rex Creek bridge track. Refer to map (PDF, 180.5KB) .
  • Follow the track, over the suspension bridge to the intersection of the Rainforest circuit track. Return the way you came.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Rex Creek bridge 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.