Water activity

Mossman Gorge: Day Tour with River Drift Snorkeling

Water activity

Mossman Gorge: Day Tour with River Drift Snorkeling

From US$ 172.95 per person


Immerse yourself in a rainforest experience like no other. Explore Mossman Gorge by wandering through the back country and floating down the river, and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch included.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Look for a white minivan with the local partner's logo on the side. Depending on your accommodation, it is advisable to wait for your guide at reception, or on the sidewalk (if appropriate).
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Experience a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony
  • Learn about the Daintree Rainforest along the circuit trail walk at Mossman Gorge
  • Go river drift snorkelling under the rainforest canopy
  • Search for turtles and even the elusive platypus
  • Relax with round-trip transport and lunch included
Full description

Discover the nature and culture of the rainforest at the Mossman Gorge. Swim and snrokel down the Mossman River, enjoy lunch included, be welcomed by a smoking ceremony, and partake in a guided rainforest walk.

Start your day with hotel pickup and travel north to the Mossman River. After a safety briefing, begin exploring the river with your guide. Walk through the rainforest before swimming, snorkeling, and drifting under the canopy.

Next, enjoy light snacks and lunch. Travel to the Mossman Gorge Visitor Center and be welcomed by a Kuku Yalanji traditional owner with a smoking ceremony.

Learn about cultural traditions of the rainforest and enjoy an easy 1.5-mile rainforest walk, with time for a swim along the way, or simply relax by the river. Then, take the shuttle bus back to the visitor center and head back to your accommodation.

  • Return transfers from Port Douglas
  • River drift snorkelling tour
  • Mossman Gorge welcome ceremony
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Lunch and snacks
  • BPA-free water bottle for the walk
  • Walking poles and backpack if required
  • Wetsuits and snorkeling gear
  • Prescription masks (limited)
  • All safety equipment
  • Safety-trained river guide
  • Return transfers from Cairns and Palm Cove
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Good balance and mobility is required for this tour
  • You should be able to swim
  • If you have any concerns about your suitability, please contact the local partner before booking
  • Refunds are not guaranteed if you are deemed unsuitable to participate on the day of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

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Great way to spend time at beautiful Mossman Gorge, our guides were fun and knowledgeable, the smoking ceremony and talk was excellent. we highly recommended this activity if you are looking for a little adventure during your holiday. Thanks guys 😊

January 25, 2023

Had the best day, saw and learnt about our amazing Mother Earth! The guides had a wealth of knowledge

November 17, 2022

I’ve been on countless tours and I’m a seasoned traveler but I’ve never quite experienced such a mix of professionalism, passion, knowledge and fun! Best tour ever. Period.

October 24, 2022

Product ID: 326471