Visit the Waterfall

Visit the Waterfall in Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest

Mossman Gorge is one of the most spectacular ways to experience the world’s oldest living rainforest, over 180 million years old!

Does Mossman Gorge have a waterfall?

The Mossman Gorge is a beautiful area within the Daintree Rainforest. It has Aboriginal history, gorgeous waterholes, and a lush tropical rainforest.

With flowing water in endless abundance, it should come as no surprise that the Mossman Gorge has its own waterfalls. Cassowary Falls is the perfect place to cool off in the water that is ideal for swimming after you’ve been exploring the Daintree.

Cassowary Falls is one of the best places to swim in the Daintree, especially since the falls are croc-free (they don’t care for the cold, fast-flowing waters!). However, the falls are located on private property, meaning they can only be visited as part of a tour or if you are a guest at the nearby ultra-luxe chalets.

So, you can most certainly get your waterfall on in the Mossman Gorge – you just have to book ahead on a tour or accommodation that gives you access! It is a mesmerising experience, and one that should be enjoyed alongside these other classic Daintree adventures:

Daintree River cruise

Daintree River

Stepping out of the gorge and into the forest proper, you will be entering the place where saltwater crocodiles do like to reside. Crocodiles have actually been here for millions of years, in fact!

This makes for the perfect opportunity to do a little croc spotting, and you can jump aboard a Daintree River cruise! The cruise will take you right to their habitat and where they like to do all the things crocs are known for like swimming, sunbaking, and hunting.

Your knowledgeable cruise guide will point out these prehistoric predators as well as some of the other animals that reside in the Daintree. Other wildlife to keep a lookout for includes some colourful birds, schools of fish, and even some snakes.

The Daintree River cruise is one of Australia’s ultimate eco-tours and is worth checking out during your visit!

Cape Tribulation

A part of the world as immaculately beautiful as the Daintree really should have a pretty fine beach attached to it, right? Absolutely! And Cape Tribulation is, in our opinion, one of the world’s most picturesque beaches!

It is the ideal place to kick back and unwind after travelling on the Daintree River cruise. Cape Tribulation Beach is a truly dreamy, gorgeous shorefront with ample space to sunbathe and swim as the Daintree day floats on by.

What makes Cape Tribulation special is the fact it’s the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage sites connect. You’ll find the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef meets.

Swim at Daintree swimming holes

Mason's Swimming Hole

Daintree Rainforest has a great selection of swimming holes which makes a great cool off spot after a day exploring in the heat. If you’re wanting to do some swimming or to check out some waterfalls, the Daintree has quite a few! Some of the most popular ones include Emmagen Creek, Spring Creek Falls, and Mason’s Swimming Hole to name a few.

Mason’s Swimming Hole has a nearby cafe where you can grab a bite to eat and a drink before or after your swim. There is also a small donation fee to enter the swimming hole, but it is still well worth it.

Mount Alexandra lookout

Mount Alexandra lookout boasts a spectacular view of the Daintree Rainforest and the coastline. The views from the lookout are breathtaking and worth checking out as you make your way towards Cape Tribulation.

The lookout will show you the Daintree River mouth, Snapper Island, Low Isles, and most importantly, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Drive along Cape Tribulation Road, pull up at the car park and do a short walk to reach the lookout point.

Waterfalls, forest, beaches and unique Aussie wildlife? Sounds like a pretty fab getaway, really. Check out a Daintree Rainforest one-day tour that includes Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation!