Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Mossman Gorge QLD

We visited Mossman Gorge again after 7 years and were surprised to see how popular it has become since our last visit. There were very few people here on our last visit but this time around there were people everywhere. We were told 300,000 visited last year. There is now a Visitors Centre at the entrance & café run by the local Aboriginal people. There is a shuttle bus which takes you 2 kms to the Gorge. Part of the admission fee is used for upkeep on the area. It is the world's oldest rain forest and the Mossman  river has the 2nd purist water in the world. We did a lovely 3.5 km walk up into the mountains. It seemed wetter here as we saw mosses which we didn't see in the Daintree. Last time we walked in the rain which was quite slippery but sunny this time. Some people swam in the river but it wasn't that hot walking in the rain forest. We were pleased to see some bright blue Ulysses's butterflies near the river.
Mossman River

Clear waters of the Mossman River

Huge oak trees

Rain forest at Mossman River

Salt water pool at Pinnacle Caravan Park, Wonga Beach

The Pinnacle at Wonga Beach - One of our favourite caravan parks

Mossman Gorge walk

Mosses growing in the shade - Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge walk

Suspension bridge  - Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge

Enjoying the Mossman  River

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