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Historic Daintree Village - browse through the Daintree Timber Museum, gallery, arts and crafts. Daintree Coffee Shop for their famous panfried Barramundi with tropical salad. Daintree river train - eco -environmental wilderness cruise in a state marine park world heritage area!) A first in eco-tourism . Leisurely, informative cruise aboard the World's only "floating river train. Your commentary aboard the River Train employs solar P.A. powered by Daintree sunshine . Naturalist guides - the river people know the river and its secrets.
FREE Afternoon tea at the Pattersons family property - builders and originators of the Daintree River Train. After your Daintree River tour we recommend our drive tour into the Mossman River George.
Bordering the wet tropics world heritage areas your hosts guide you along their private mangrove and rainforest all weather boardwalk - native fish viewing (tidal).
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.
Begin your trip by paying a visit to the Mossman Gorge Centre. Peruse the Indigenous art work, enjoy a light refreshment at Mai café and book yourself onto one of the award-winning Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks, The walks are conducted by the traditional owners of the Gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people. Be taken on a journey steeped in heritage as you uncover their ancient culture and traditions.
After a visit to the Centre, an eco-friendly shuttle bus will transport you into the heart of the Gorge where the adventure begins through this unique wilderness. Whether at your own pace on one of the self guided walks through the National Park or with an expert local indigenous guide on the Dreamtime Walks the Gorge is guaranteed to leave you enthused and inspired.
Be taken on a journey steeped in heritage, ancient culture and traditions.
A "must do" for every visitor to Mossman Gorge are the Indigenous guided Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the local Indigenous people. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) meaning stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language, takes visitors on a journey along private, easy graded tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.
The Wet Tropics World Heritage property extends from Townsville to Cooktown on the north-east coast of Queensland and covers almost 900,000 hectares. The area is a region of spectacular scenery with fast-flowing rivers, deep gorges, numerous waterfalls and mountain summits providing expansive rainforest views. One of the largest rainforest wilderness areas in Australia centres around the Daintree River Valley. This is the only area in the world where two World Heritage listed areas meet, the rainforest grows right down to the fringing World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. The area includes the following: - Daintree National Park - Barron Gorge National Park - Wooroonooran National Park Many different opportunities are provided that allow visitors to experience the Wet Tropics, including luxury accommodation nestled in rainforest; four-wheel-drive tours; bird and crocodile spotting tours. Extensive bushwalking options include the Wet Tropics Great Walk, one of Queensland's new world-class long distance walking tracks. It extends for 110km highlighting the natural and cultural features of this unique area. The Wet Tropics is home to 30 percent of Australia's marsupial species, including the small musky rat-kangaroo, which is the most primitive surviving kangaroo species. The Wet Tropics also provides habitat for numerous endemic species of both fauna and flora. There are at least 390 species of plants that can be classified as rare or very restricted and of these, 74 are regarded as threatened. Aboriginal occupation of the area is believed to date back 50,000 years to the earliest human occupation of Australia. The district was a rich environment for the Aboriginal hunter-gatherers who lived there. About 16 different groups occupied the area and the Wet Tropics area continues to hold great significance for the local Aboriginal communities who identify as rainforest people.
Crystal-clear water cascades over large granite boulders in the Mossman River gorge. Lush rainforests cloak steep mountainsides from the riverbanks up to the rugged eastern slopes of the Main Coast Range. This Rainforest circuit track begins on the far side of Rex Creek bridge. On the left, 80 metres from the bridge, a small lookout provides views of Manjal Dimbi (Mount Demi). A little way past the lookout the track divides to form a circuit that meanders through the rainforest. Seasonal track closures may occur from time-to-time due to localised flooding or track maintenance. Stay on the walking track and boardwalk at all times. It is dangerous to enter Mossman River, due to a combination of strong currents, flash flooding, cold, deep water and slippery rocks. Deaths and injuries have occured here. Grade: moderate to easy. Distance: 2.4 kilometres return. Time: allow 45 minutes walking time.
Mossman Gorge is a very accessible and scenic section of Daintree National Park, in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Crystal-clear water cascades over large granite boulders in the Mossman River gorge. Lush rainforests cloak steep mountainsides from the river banks up to the rugged eastern slopes of the Main Coast Range. Take an easy 10 minute stroll along the elevated boardwalk that meanders through the lower rainforest canopy and return along the riverside track, enjoying views from several small lookouts along the way. Be amazed by bright butterflies and look closely for well-camouflaged Boyd's forest dragons clinging to tree trunks. More adventurous visitors can cross the Rex Creek suspension bridge and enjoy the 2.4 kilometre Rainforest circuit track through lush rainforest.
Janbal Gallery is more than just an Aboriginal art gallery - it is a true Aboriginal Experience - 100 per cent owned and operated by Australian Aboriginals. Come and learn about Aboriginal Art and share Aboriginal culture through hands-on painting and storytelling experiences. Mary and Binna, Janbal Gallery co-owners invite you to come and browse, enjoy and share in an authentic Aboriginal art experience. Binna, the artist in residence, a local Kuku Yalanji man from Mossman. He is passionate about sharing his culture, dreamtime stories and visual interpretations of these with those who are interested. Come and visit their Gallery and learn about the dreamtime, animals and stories of country of the Aboriginal people of the Mossman region. Aboriginal Art Classes: take home with you a true Aboriginal Art Experience that you too can share. While learning about the Kuku Yalanji history and culture, local Aboriginal Artist - Binna will show you the intricate detail and designs used in the art of the Kuku Yalanji people. Bookings are not essential but can be made on their website.