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Port Douglas: Mossman Gorge Day with River Drift Snorkeling

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Port Douglas: Mossman Gorge Day with River Drift Snorkeling

From US$ 176.67 per person

Immerse yourself in a rainforest experience like no other. Set off to explore Mossman Gorge, wandering through the back country and floating down the river. Your tour also includes a sumptuous, freshly prepared lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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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


  • Witness a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony
  • Savor feshly baked damper with jam and cream for morning tea
  • 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
Full description
Your guide for the day will collect you from your hotel, from where you will travel north to the Mossman Gorge visitor center. Upon arrival you'll be welcomed to the country by a Kuku Yalanji traditional owner with a smoking ceremony. Throughout this ceremony, you will learn about the traditional ways of the rainforest people. This experience will be complete with plunger coffee, billy tea, and freshly baked damper for morning tea. Following that, ride the eco-friendly shuttle bus up to the start of the trail. You will begin your guided walk through 3 kilometers of easy-grade walking tracks, with plenty of time for a swim along the way. Alternatively, you can enjoy sitting next to the river surrounded by rainforest. You'll then take the shuttle bus back down to the visitor center, where lunch will be served. In the afternoon, you'll travel to a secret location on the Mossman River. There you'll be outfitted with a wetsuit and snorkeling gear, wetsuit shoes, and a snorkeling mask. After a safety briefing, begin exploring the river with your guide. You'll walk through rainforest before swimming, snorkeling, and drifting under the canopy. Following a magical experience in the Mossman River, it will be time to remove your wet suits, and safety gear before enjoying some light snacks and heading back to your accommodation.
  • Return transfers from Port Douglas
  • Mossman Gorge welcome ceremony
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Freshly baked damper with coffee and tea
  • Lunch and snacks
  • BPA-Free water bottle for the walk
  • Walking poles and backpack if required
  • River drift snorkeling tour
  • All wet suits and snorkeling gear
  • Prescription masks (limited)
  • All safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Good balance is required for this tour.
  • The maximum recommended weight is 125kg/274lb.
  • 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.
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Was a great day, but where are the photos Artemis took?!

April 16, 2021

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