Mossman Gorge Day Tour with River Drifting - Departs Port Douglas or Cairns

  • Mossman Gorge Day Tour with River Drifting - Departs Port Douglas or Cairns

Get out for a full day adventure experiencing the best of Mossman Gorge with river walk, a rainforest walk, a dip in a pristine natural watering hole and more.

Our Price: $270
$225 child (3 - 14)

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  • Description
    • Spend the day exploring the Mossman Gorge 
    • A blend of walking upstream and river drifting downstream
    • Wander through the rainforest on a guided Daintree National Park walk 

    Kick off your day with an exciting River Drift adventure in the Mossman River, nestled in a hidden location surrounded by the rainforest. The morning begins with an interpretive walk through the river, where you’ll navigate upstream on a mix of shallow and dry riverbeds, fully immersed in the rainforest. This part of your journey on foot lets you intimately connect with the river, surrounded by dense greenery.

    Next, equipped with a sturdy river sled, you’ll float through calm waters under the dense canopy before the thrill of faster currents, adding an element of excitement to your adventure.

    Following lunch, your experience continues at the Mossman Gorge Visitor Centre, where the Kuku Yalanji people share their cultural insights, including a welcoming traditional smoking ceremony. The visit progresses with an Eco-Shuttle ride to Mossman Gorge for a guided 1.5-hour walk through the Daintree National Park, highlighting the unique flora and fauna. Swimming in the gorge itself offers a refreshing break.

    Your day concludes with a return trip to your accommodation.


    This experience is part of our Low-Footprint Adventures range because it’s ECO certified by Ecotourism Australia.

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Cairns and Palm Cove transfers are available at additional fee $80 adult and $60 child. Payable directly to the experience provider.
    • All adults must be able to swim and be confident in moving water
    • Guests must have a high level of mobility and be able to walk over uneven surfaces and through moving water 
    • The minimum age is five years 
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 
    • All children aged 5-8 years must wear a PFD/Life jacket (provided) 
    • Suitable for all ages in the dry season and strong swimmers in the wet season 
    • Not suitable for those with limited mobility or those who are pregnant 
    • All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire and liability release form 
    • Maximum weight limit is 120kg/265lb
    • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible  

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Swimwear: Shorts to wear in the river
    • Clothing suitable for the weather 
    • Flat shoes that can get wet 
    • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and insect repellent are recommended 
    • Go-pros and waterproof cameras are more than welcome 

    What is Supplied

    • Full day Mossman Gorge adventure tour 
    • Return transfers from Port Douglas, and Mossman 
    • Traditional welcome ceremony 
    • Guided rainforest walk  
    • Lunch, snacks 
    • Safety trained river guide 
    • All safety equipment 
    • BPA-Free water bottle for the walk 

    More Information

    • Minimum of two and maximum of 12 participants
    • From Cairns, the tour takes approx. 11 hours return including transfers, from Port Douglas the tour is approx. 9 hours
    • PLEASE NOTE: Cairns and Palm Cove transfers are available at $80 adult and $60 child. Payable directly to the experience provider.

    Departure times:

    • Cairns 7am
    • Palm Cove 8am
    • Port Douglas 8.40am
    • Mossman 9am

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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Mossman Gorge (Port Douglas)

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