Rainforest Circuit

Daintree National Park

Located in the southern part of the World Heritage Listed, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge is one of the few places in the country that visitors can gain an insight into the lives, culture and beliefs of Australia’s Indigenous population and their connection to the natural environment.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Turn west off the Captain Cook Highway at Mossman onto Johnston Road (opposite the State School). Follow the road through to the Mossman Gorge Centre to park. Well signposted.



Route/Trail notes:

The walk starts from Rex Creek Bridge, which is at the end of the Baral Marrjanga walk from the bus stop

Head left along the circuit and follow the paved and well trodden path. The walk is well signed with lots of information about the park and the flora and fauna. At points there are two turn offs to see Rex and Wurrmbu creeks, the latter being about 200 metres return.


There's no footpath or pedestrian access from the car park to the Gorge. The road leading to the Gorge is narrow and dangerous. A shuttle bus service runs every 15minutes, for which a fee is payable ($9.10/adult - 2016).



Completed this walk on a day trip to Mossman Gorge whilst holiday in Port Douglas. Absolutely gorgeous spot and easy walk.

Bobbe on 6 Dec, 2022

Did this walk a few times while in the area. It’s easy enough to walk in from the carpark and complete the short circuit twice before returning to the carpark. It’s a beautiful track - plenty of birdlife and butterflies. It was raining most of the time but under the canopy it was just amazing - cool and luminous green.

S K on 22 Feb, 2022

Beautiful and easy walk in the enchanted forest!
There is a small detour to a creek, which I highly recommend… there was no one there, it’s a sandy creek perfect for a swim.

Anna on 10 Sep, 2021

A beautiful walk through the rainforest

Helen on Sep, 2021

Amazing...great example of the Daintree and it's incredible beauty :) Can't wait to go back.

AmyKT on 22 Aug, 2021

Mossman Gorge is beautiful. We walked the circuit on a rainy afternoon in a couple of hours, we were pretty wet by the end, but it seemed right for a rain forest walk.

Lea Putland on 30 May, 2021

Lovely walk with Karen on our visit to Mossman Gorge when staying in Port Douglas. Pretty easy track but only passed 2 couples along the way

Sarah on 19 Mar, 2021

Suprisingly quiet (most people seem to only go as far as the swimming area), some beautiful spots along the way.

Pi on 26 Sep, 2020

Not many people were walking the circuit the day we were there, so we got to enjoy the rainforest to ourselves. It was an easy walk, with our 5 mth old daughter in the carrier.

We stopped off at the swimming area on the way back, lots of people there having a dip. Water was icy and refreshing!

A note about the bus as we were a little confused initially... You pay about $25AUD for two adults and it takes you to the start of the tracks. You can walk to the start of the tracks along the road from the info centre, I think we were told it's 7km (?).

Lydia B on Apr, 2019

Beautifully stewarded area.

kodama on 30 Dec, 2018

Stunning walk

Hannah Stanley on 12 Sep, 2018

Nice walk, the pool is nice for a swim...

Holger on 22 Jun, 2018

Got there early and had the walk to ourselves

Kim on May, 2018


Mackamcb on 14 Apr, 2018

A nice walk and place for a swim. If you want to save time take the bus to the start, otherwise it's an extra 4km each way. The rock pools are very popular with tourists. The rest of the circuit is not as busy.

rob.bushman on 11 Sep, 2016

Beautiful rainforest.

Ian and Sue on 8 Jan, 2009


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