Mossman in Tropical North Queensland is an agricultural centre on the Mossman River and the gateway to Mossman Gorge. Located 15 minutes north of Port Douglas, Mossman is a thriving township known for its sugar cane and exotic fruit farming. Here you can paint your own Aboriginal art with a Kuku Yalanji artist, or go hunting for mud crabs at Cooya Beach the traditional way - with a spear in the mud flats. On Saturday you will see the bustling local Mossman Market held under the historic raintrees in the gardens of St. David's Church. Stop and peruse the goods, with everything from locally made tea cakes, to herbs, veggies and exotic fruits - oh and don't forget the obligatory locally made tea towels or aprons. Mossman is also the gateway to the breathtaking Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park, a dramatic freshwater rainforest river that tumbles over boulders and through lush rainforest. Here you can explore the free national park walks, have a swim or enjoy a picnic. For an experience you'll never forget, embark on a guided rainforest tour with the Kuku Yalanji, the traditional owners of the land. As you leave Mossman, explore the country back roads around Finlayvale and Miallo, where you can have an adults only lunch at a luxury lodge and see a historic bomb site from WWII.
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