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FAQ

We’re always happy to answer any questions about Mossman Gorge Centre. So happy, in fact, we’ve collected some of our most common questions here to help you out. Whether you’re planning a visit or just curious about our Centre, we’d love to help you find the information you’re looking for. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Mossman Gorge located?

Mossman Gorge is in Queensland, Australia, located approximately 77 km north of Cairns, 20 km north of Port Douglas, and approx 2 km from the tiny township of Mossman. Mossman Gorge is an easy drive from many major centres, with parking available once you arrive at the Centre. For more detailed instructions on how to get here, please see our Getting Here page or check out our maps

When is Mossman Gorge reopening?

Mossman Gorge closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19. The Centre reopened in July 2020 and is currently open seven days per week (we’re closed on Christmas Day). 

What’s closed due to COVID-19 at Mossman Gorge?

To protect our vulnerable community members, especially our Elders, Dreamtime Walks are currently not running at Mossman Gorge. Please note the Mayi Cafe is operating on reduced hours, daily from 7-11am. We are also asking visitors to use the provided shuttle bus services rather than walking through the community to access the Gorge. This is to protect our local Indigenous community. 

How long should I spend at Mossman Gorge?

You can come for an hour or two or spend the whole day! For reference, our guided tours vary in duration from 9 minutes to four hours. Plan to spend a bit of extra time browsing the gift shop and art gallery or grabbing a bite to eat at the cafe. 

Can you swim at Mossman Gorge?

The Mossman River is an unpredictable and inherently dangerous waterway that can and does change drastically from day to day, hour to hour and even minute to minute. The Mossman River is also unsupervised and water conditions are not regularly monitored. Entering the Mossman River can be dangerous even when it appears calm and shallow near the shore, due to a combination of strong currents, cold deep water, and submerged objects (including rocks and floating logs). Water conditions can change very quickly and unexpectedly, particularly in times of high rain, and flash flooding can occur even when it is not raining in the immediate area. People have been injured and deaths have occurred at Mossman Gorge.

Can you camp at Mossman Gorge?

There are no campgrounds in the Mossman Gorge section of the Daintree Rainforest. You can find accommodation near the Centre, including B&B and campground options. 

Does Mossman Gorge have crocodiles?

While the fresh, fast-flowing waters of Mossman Gorge are less likely to have crocodiles, the reptiles can be found in Daintree Rainforest. Please be wildlife aware and do not approach any animals you might see.