Mossman Gorge Adventure Day

Duration | 9 hours
Mobile Ticket OK

This is a full day tour in the Daintree Rainforest. Beginning the day at a secret location on the Mossman River for our one of a kind River Drift Snorkelling experience.

After a well earned lunch, enjoy a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony at the Mossman Gorge; where you’ll be cleansed of bad spirits and have traditional rainforest body paint applied.

Exploring the Daintree National Park at an easy pace, this interpretive 1.5hr walk, will leave you with a deeper understanding of this breath-taking rainforest.

What's Included

  • Return transfers ex Port Douglas/ Mossman (Cairns & Palm Cove transfers $25pp)
  • Traditional Welcome Ceremony
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • River Drift Snorkelling
  • Lunch and snacks
  • BPA-Free water bottle for the walk
  • Walking pole if requested
  • All wetsuits and snorkelling gear
  • Prescription masks (limited)
  • All Safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide

Child Policy
Children love this tour, however please note the below requirements:

  • Minimum age is 3 years*
  • Child age is 3-14 inclusive
  • All children 3-8 must wear a PFD/Life jacket (provided)
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Car seats available free of charge in tour vehicle, for children under 7
  • Family rate is based on 2 adults + 2 children

Tours depart daily

7.45am – return 6.00pm

Palm Cove
8.25am – return 5.30pm

Port Douglas
9.00am – return 5.00pm

Transfers from Cairns and Palm Cove $25pp

For Self-drivers:
Mossman Raintrees Cafe

Port Douglas – Wildlife Habitat bus stop

What to bring

  • Shoes suitable for walking up to 3.5km/2mi on uneven terrain
  • (may get wet)
  • Shorts or pants
  • Swim wear and a towel
  • Small backpack
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Money for souvenirs
  • Any personal medication

Leave all other valuables and loose jewellery at your accomodation

River Snorkelling Requirements
Our tour is suitable for all ages and swimming abilities when the river is calm and relaxing (most of the year).
With faster, more exciting conditions, ideal for strong swimmers.

  • Not suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Must be able to walk over uneven surfaces
  • You may need to climb over tree roots to exit the river
  • Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant
  • Max wetsuit size 3XL, max shoe size US 13
  • Maximum reccomended weight limit is 125kg/274lb, due to certain limitations of our equipment.
  • **If you are over this weight limit, it can be waived but please contact our office prior to booking**
  • We highly reccomend having your own travel insurance
  • All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire and liability release form

Water Confidence
Our river tour is an immersive water experience. Therefore, it’s essential that all guests are comfortable in water. This doesn’t mean you need to be an Olympic swimmer, but you should be able to handle yourself confidently in a water environment. If you’re unsure about your water confidence, consider how you feel when you’re in a swimming pool or at the beach. Can you enter the water without fear, move around comfortably, and exit without assistance? If so, you’re likely to be just fine on our tour.

Treading Water
During our river tour, there may be times when you’ll need to tread water. This means staying afloat in one place, using only your own physical ability. You don’t need to be able to do this for hours on end, but you should be able to tread water for at least a minute without assistance. This is a basic safety requirement for participation in our tour.

If you’ve never snorkelled before, don’t worry! Our experienced guides will be there to help you explore the underwater environment. They’ll provide guidance and support, ensuring you’re comfortable with the equipment and techniques before you start.

However, if you decide that snorkelling isn’t for you, that’s perfectly fine too. The rainforest above the water is equally impressive and there’s plenty to see and enjoy while others are snorkelling. Our tour is about experiencing the beauty of the river environment, both above and below the water, in a way that suits you best.

Your comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities. Whether you’re snorkelling or simply soaking in the sights of the rainforest, we’re here to ensure you have a memorable experience.



Coralie Nelson

The tour guide Glen was exceptional


Mandy Bartram

I had an amazing day, Glen our guide was fantastic, worth every cent!

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River Drift Snorkelling is a 4 hour half day experience departing from Port Douglas & Palm Cove.

Morning Experience Pickup Times
8.30am Palm Cove
9:00am Port Douglas
9:15am Mossman

Afternoon Experience Pickup Times
2.00pm Port Douglas
2.15pm Mossman

Morning Experience Dropoff Times
1.00pm Palm Cove
12.30pm Port Douglas
12.15pm Mossman

Afternoon Experience Dropoff Times
5.30pm Port Douglas
5.15pm Mossman