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The perfect nature escape: Travellers dub Mossman Gorge in the Daintree rainforest a ‘must-see’

The perfect nature escape: Travellers dub Mossman Gorge in the Daintree rainforest a 'must-see' 2

Travellers can’t get enough of this stunning gorge scattered with crystal clear swimming holes – and it’s one of Australia’s most iconic rainforests

  • Travellers are flocking to a rainforest-clad gorge in the iconic Daintree rainforest 
  • Adventure seeking Aussies are loving Mossman Gorge, 75 minutes from Cairns
  • A river flows through the gorge and has a series of crystal clear swimming holes
  • There are a number of walking trails along the river through the lush forest

An incredible gorge with crystal clear swimming holes in one of Australia’s most iconic rainforests is being hailed as the new travel must-see by Aussies looking to getaway from the city. 

Mossman Gorge is 20 minutes from Port Douglas and 75 minutes from Cairns in the spectacular World Heritage Listed Daintree rainforest.   

Images of the picture-perfect Mossman Gorge with trickling waterfalls and rushing rapids have been popping up all over social media as travel-starved Australians flock to the area in droves. 

Adventure-seeking Australians have dubbed an incredible gorge with crystal clear swimming holes in the Daintree Rainforest as the new travel must-see

Adventure-seeking Australians have dubbed an incredible gorge with crystal clear swimming holes in the Daintree Rainforest as the new travel must-see

Mossman Gorge is just 20 minutes from Port Douglas and 75 minutes from Cairns in the spectacular World Heritage Listed Daintree rainforest

Mossman Gorge is just 20 minutes from Port Douglas and 75 minutes from Cairns in the spectacular World Heritage Listed Daintree rainforest

Images of the picturesque Mossman Gorge with trickling waterfalls and rushing rapids have been popping up all over social media as travel-starved Australians flock to the area in droves

Lucky travellers may be able to spot some of the rainforests resident flora and fauna including the endangered spotted-tail quolls, cassowaries, possums, bats, and tree kangaroos

Images of the picturesque Mossman Gorge with trickling waterfalls and rushing rapids have been popping up all over social media as travel-starved Australians flock to the area in droves

Visitors can venture down a number of walking tracks that follow the Mossman River through the gorge’s lush rainforest and have plenty of places to pause to take in the scenery or cool down at one of the crystal clear swimming spots. 

There are a series of moderate to easy hiking circuits through the gorge by the river ranging from 270 metres to 2.4 kilometres with boardwalks, picnic spots, and viewing points.

Lucky travellers may be able to spot some of the rainforests resident flora and fauna including the endangered spotted-tail quolls, cassowaries, possums, bats, and tree kangaroos that can be found no where else in the world.   

Visitors can venture down a number of walking tracks that follow the Mossman River through the gorge's lush rainforest

There are plenty of places to pause to take in the scenery or to cool down at one of the crystal clear swimming spots

Visitors can venture down a number of walking tracks that follow the Mossman River through the gorge’s lush rainforest 

There are a series of moderate to easy hiking circuits through the gorge by the river ranging from 270 metres to 2.4 kilometres with boardwalks, picnic spots, and viewing points

There are a series of moderate to easy hiking circuits through the gorge by the river ranging from 270 metres to 2.4 kilometres with boardwalks, picnic spots, and viewing points

Steeped in ancient history, the gorge is a significant site for the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people who have inhabited the area for 50,000 years. 

Travellers have been raving about the stunning spot online dubbing it a ‘must-see’ and ‘majestic’ gem. 

‘After a great hike it was so relaxing to take a dip and unwind at a secluded section of the river. A must to do for visitors to this region,’ one five-star review read.

Travellers have been raving about the stunning spot online dubbing it a 'must-see' and 'majestic' gem

Travellers have been raving about the stunning spot online dubbing it a ‘must-see’ and ‘majestic’ gem

Steeped in ancient history, the gorge is a significant site for the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people who have inhabited the area for 50,000 years

Steeped in ancient history, the gorge is a significant site for the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people who have inhabited the area for 50,000 years

‘If you only have limited time to see the Daintree Rainforest then this is the place to go and see it. Highly recommended,’ said another.  

The trails, lookouts, picnic spots and swimming holes can be accessed via shuttle from the Mossman Gorge Centre. 

Swimming can be dangerous in some areas so visitors are advised to exercise caution, follow and obey signage, and check the daily water conditions before embarking on their journey. 

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