How long is the walk into Mossman Gorge?

How long is the walk into Mossman Gorge?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/07/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Mossman Gorge is located near the Daintree Rainforest and has beautiful scenery with lush rainforest and a river.

There are four walks in Mossman Gorge you can do yourself. The walks can be easy or moderate and range from five minutes to 45 minutes. Each walk is unique, and you can see different parts of Mossman Gorge.

Baral Marrjanga

This walk is a short 10 minute walk. The Baral Marrjanga walk leads you onto the boardwalk from above you can see the Mossman River. When you reach the end, you’ll get a view of the river below and the mountain ranges in the distance.

Lower River Track

The Lower River walking track is a moderate walk due to the steps getting slippery. Other than that, the walk is fairly easy and can take up to 10 minutes to complete. The walk takes you along the Mossman River where there are multiple lookout points.

Rex Creek Bridge

To get to the Rex Creek Bridge, you’ll have to follow the Baral Marrjanga walk to reach the lookout. Keep following the track to the left where there’s a signpost. Then you’ll be able to walk along the bridge and have the trees surround you.

Rainforest Circuit Track

The Rainforest Circuit Track is the longest walk you can do in Mossman Gorge. It can take you about 45 minutes to complete, but the walk is still moderate to easy. Near the start of the walk is a lookout point of the mountain, Manjal Dimbi. As you keep following the path you’ll come to a point where the path splits into two. Pick a side and you’ll find yourself walking through the lush rainforest.

What else can I do in Mossman Gorge?

After you’re satisfied with the self guided walks, there is plenty more to do in Mossman Gorge.


There are a few calm swimming holes found around Mossman Gorge that are perfect to swim in.

Sit around and have a picnic

There are perfect areas to have a relaxing picnic. Mossman Gorge is a beautiful spot where having a picnic just feels like the right thing to do. You can either pick a spot with some sun or sit under the shade with the trees.

Explore Daintree Rainforest

Mossman Gorge is right next to Daintree Rainforest. There is so much to do and see in the rainforest. Further up in the rainforest, there is the Daintree River Cruise where you can spot some local crocodiles and other wildlife.

Spending a day or a few hours in Mossman Gorge really takes you out of the busy city life. You’ll love how gorgeous the area is, you’ll want to come back as soon as you leave.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.