Mossman Gorge Australia: A Cultural Journey

Mossman Gorge, Australia, deep in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and only a stone’s throw away from the rainbow palate of the Great Barrier Reef. This is a place where silvery waterfalls gush through wide fingered palm leaves, where clear streams laugh and tumble over smooth granite boulders, where the sound of birdsong floods the trees and where dream-time walks take you on an incredible cultural journey.

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Long has the Daintree been steeped in rich cultural heritage and even more so in the corner of the Mossman Gorge. The local Kuku Yalanji people have an incredible culture that seems to fan the flames of the imagination.

There is no better way to discover the Mossman Gorge than taking the dream-time tour through the dew-soaked trails alight with pale butterflies, listening to the stories and legends that cast a culturally rich significance on your surroundings. You can visit the sacred sites, indulge in a traditional smoking ceremony and sip freshly brewed bush tea whilst watching the indigenous tribes crafting soap and ochre paint making.

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The gorge is filled to the brim with natural swimming pools, enticing you in when the sun pours through the slants of trees making the waters shimmer golden green. Take a picnic beside the gurgling stream before stripping down to bare skin and diving right in. The natural flora and fauna is steeped in ancient splendor and appears to be peeled straight from the pages of Jurassic Park.

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The Daintree Rainforest has survived for millions of years and this is a place where the trunks are thick, the greens as deep as can be and the mosses as soft as cotton underfoot. You can catch sight of forest dragons sunning themselves in the clearings, dusky honey-eaters trilling in the trees and bright green-eyed tree frogs watch you as they splay out on the rocks.

 

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer and an avid surfer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. After traveling through the continent with a touring band, living in Paris, Amsterdam and under the Auroras Borealis, she is now in Bulgaria where she attempts to piece together her first poetry collection.
Jodie Oakes