There are many different walks into the Daintree rainforest.
The first on your list should be the Mossman Gorge World Heritage Site.
The new Mossman Gorge Centre showcases an outstanding Indigenous Eco Tourism development by successfully managing the increasing volume of visitors to this sensitive and beautiful world heritage site in the Daintree Rainforest.
Before you get there make sure you have
- Insect repellent
- Cool cotton clothing
- Comfortable walking shoes
- some money (for the shuttle bus) ($8.50 per adult)
The Gorge Centre offers a “Dreamtime Gorge Walk” (Cost $55.00 per adult)
Experienced indigenous guides escort you through their part of the Daintree rainforest and demonstrate traditional plant use, including bush food sources. You will be shown how to make soap and ochre painting. All the while spreading some yarns (telling some stories) about the Kuku Yalaji culture. The tour is finished with bush tea and damper.
If a guided tour is not your thing there are self guided walks into the Daintree rainforest at Mossman Gorge. Multiple well signed tracks allow the walker to immerse themselves in the wonder that is the Daintree Rainforest. On your walk you will see the amazing plant and animal life that abounds in the rainforest. Giant ginger plants are dwarfed by emergent rainforest trees. Pack a picnic lunch and your swim suit and enjoy a lunch and a swim in the many cool rainforest pools. Swimming in the gorge will be a highlight of your trip to the Daintree Rainforest. The crystal clear cool refreshing water cascading around truck size boulders makes for a truly unforgettable swim. Always remember to be safe when swimming in a flowing waterway