Mossman Gorge Centre
Drop into this informative visitor centre and chat with friendly staff who can help plan your adventure into the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest.
This centre is an Indigenous-ecotourism development that offers visitors one of Australia's most authentic Aboriginal experiences. Enjoy a coffee, browse the art gallery, learn about the Kuku-Yalanji Dreaming stories and book your Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk.
Catch the shuttle bus from here to reach the Mossman Gorge day-use area and walking tracks in Mossman Gorge.
This park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of the record of life, evolutionary history and remarkable diversity.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
The Mossman Gorge Centre is in the Mossman Gorge section of Daintree National Park, about 80km north of Cairns.
- Drive 80km north of Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway to Mossman.
- Just before Mossman town centre, turn left into Johnston Road and continue for 2km to the centre.
Park at Mossman Gorge Centre car park. Long vehicle/coach spaces and wheelchair parking are also available.
The centre is wheelchair accessible.
When to visit
Mossman Gorge Centre is open between 8am and 6pm every day (except Christmas Day).
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
Climate and weather
The Daintree region has one of the wettest climates in Australia. During the wet season, from December to April, there are heavy and frequent downpours. Some areas receive more than 6m of rainfall annually. Maximum temperatures through the wet season range from 27–33°C, with humidity often exceeding 80 per cent. The cooler, drier months from May to September are the best time to visit. The weather is pleasantly warm with reduced humidity. Maximum temperatures average 26°C.
Permits and fees
- A fee may apply for the shuttle bus at Mossman Gorge Centre that provides access into the park from 8am to 6pm daily.
- Commercial operators charge fees for guided tours and walks.
- For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.
- If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.
Domestic animals are not allowed here.
Staying in touch
Mobile phone coverage
Generally available. Check with your service provider for more information.
You can connect to our free QLDPARKS-WiFi at the centre.
- Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks and forests.
- Tap water is available at the centre. Treat all water before use.
- Take care around cassowaries. Stay well away and do not feed them as they can be dangerous.Be cass-o-wary!
- Drivers should keep left and watch for wildlife, particularly cassowaries. Be cass-o-wary!