Explore Mossman


Mossman is approximately a short 10-minute drive just north of Port Douglas. Nestled into the foot of the Daintree mountain range amongst the green sugar cane fields, this friendly township welcomes you to explore it's magnificent Mossman Gorge, take jungle walks, discover the rich culture of local Rainforest People - the Kuku Yalanji, explore surrounding scenic and hidden beaches, buy fresh produce and keepsakes while mingling with the locals at the Saturday Mossman Markets, art galleries and more! This far North Queensland town gives you a real feel for the tropical North.

Mossman Saturday Markets

Local farmers (hobby and born-and-bred) bring their seemingly giant produce of tropical exotic fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices at a sharp price point. Browse the cake stalls, arts and crafts, handmade children’s clothing and plants. After perusing the markets grab yourself a local coffee, take a swim at the Mossman Gorge or continue your drive through to the Daintree Rainforest for a day of fun and discovery.

If browsing markets is one of your favourite ways to relax while on holiday, the famous Port Douglas Markets are open every Sunday from 8am – 1:30pm. Set under the giant fig trees next to ANZAC Park, market vendor’s cover locally produced food, fruit, vegetables, juices, teas, skincare, remedies and uniquely hand-crafted creations. Established almost 25 years ago, Port Douglas Sunday Markets is where the locals meet and welcome you with that far North Queensland warmth.

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Dreamtime Tours

This Mossman Gorge tour takes visitors on a guided walk along private, gentle tracks, visiting magical places and culturally significant sites. Welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony, the walk then meanders through stunning rainforest. Participate in ochre painting, use natural bush soaps and enjoy traditional bush tea and damper. Your experienced Indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identifying bush food sources while providing an enchanting and entertaining narrative of the rainforest and their personalised relationship with this unique tropical environment.

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Back Country Bliss

Offers rainforest tours, guided hikes or river drift snorkeling along the Mossman River. Within an ancient rainforest, slip into the cool, crystal clear water and drift along with the current as you explore the vibrant life under the water’s surface. Watch fish dart in and around the river stones while keeping your eyes peeled for turtles.

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Janbal Art Gallery

Learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of Australian art to take home under the guidance of acclaimed Aboriginal artist, Brian “Binna” Swindley at Janbal Gallery. Select to paint on canvas, boomerangs, bernie beads or your very own didgeridoo. Binna will welcome you into his gallery, giving you his full, undivided attention and along with his artistic guidance, help you to create your personal masterpiece.

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