Mossman Gorge Adventure Day with River Drift Snorkelling

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Highlights & inclusions

Experience a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking cermony
Explore the Daintree National park with a guided walk
Gain a deep understanding of the rainforest & history
Snorkel at a secret location on the Mossman River
Search for turtles, water dragons & the elusive platypus
Enjoy a Mossman Gorge Welcome ceremony

What you can expect

Immerse yourself in a rainforest experience like no other! Beginning the day at a secret location on the Mossman River for our one of a kind River Drift Snorkelling tour; searching for turtles, water dragons and the elusive platypus. After a well earned lunch, enjoy a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony at the Mossman Gorge; 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.. A Daintree adventure not to be missed! Don't miss out, book this tour online here!


What you need to know

  • Back Country Bliss asks for ages of children (if applicable) as a child seat may be required (FOC) and sometimes river conditions may not be suitable for small/young children.
  • Return transfers from Port Douglas/Mossman accommodation
  • River Drift Snorkelling tour
  • Mossman Gorge Welcome Ceremony
  • Free tour photos
  • Lunch and snacks
  • All wetsuits and snorkelling gear
  • All safety equipment
  • Safety trained river guide
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Cairns and Northern Beaches transfers - available for an additional $70 adult and $50 child and must be arranged directly with the operator
  • Experience a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony
  • Explore the Daintree National park with a guided walk
  • Gain a deep understanding of the rainforest and history
  • Snorkel at a secret location on the Mossman River
  • Search for turtles, water dragons and the elusive platypus
  • Small group tour - Max 12
  • Lunch & snacks included
  • Giant strangler figs
  • Interpretive rainforest walk
  • Tour departs Port Douglas at 9am and returns at approximately 4.40pm
  • Tour departs Mossman at 9.20am and returns at approximately 4.20pm
  • Please allow approximately 9 hrs
Hotel Pickup
  • Pick ups available from Port Douglas and Mossman accommodation
  • Cairns & Palm Cove transfers are available for an additional $70 adult and $50 child and must be arranged directly with the operator
  • If Self-Driving, pick up available from Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas or Mossman Raintrees Café, Mossman
What To Bring
  • Walking shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Any personal medication
Additional Information
  • Small group tour - Max 12 guests
  • When the river level is low (most of the year), our activity is generally suitable for all ages (5+), and swimming abilities
  • When the river level is higher, the faster flowing water is only suitable for strong swimming adults (15+) with good fitness and mobility
  • Minimum age of participation is 4yrs and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 4-8yrs must wear a PFD
  • Child seats are available free of charge
  • Tour is not recommended during pregnancy
  • Participants must be able to walk easily over uneven surfaces, through moving water and walk up tree roots to exit
  • Wetsuits are provided up to 3XL
  • To fit into the provided wetsuit, participants must not be more than 6 feet 6 inches tall and weigh no more than 125kg/275lb
  • Maximum shoe size US 13
  • Please wear swimwear under clothing as there are no change rooms at the river
  • Please leave all valuables and loose fitting clothing at accommodation
Terms And Conditions
  • Guests require a reasonable level of fitness and good mobility __River Snorkelling requirements__
  • All participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire and liability release form
  • Not suitable if you have limited mobility or injuries e.g: difficulty walking, injured or limited movement of knees, ankle, back, shoulder etc
  • Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant due to risk of falling on stomach, sudden jarring movements and impacts
  • Max recommended weight limit is 125kg/274lb. Due to limitations of our equipment a good level of fitness and mobility is required if you are near this weight __While conditions do vary, all participants associated with this booking should be able to:__
  • Swim or doggy-paddle
  • Walk without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Lay on your stomach and paddle for extended periods
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Swim/dog paddle 15m without stopping
  • Climb up steps made from tree roots to exit river, equivalent to climbing a 1.5m ladder
  • Easily stand up from a sitting position on the ground, without assistance at least 3 times in a row
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations outside of 72 hours from departure — no charge. Cancellations within 48-72 hours before departure — 50% charge. Cancellations less than 48 hours before departure, or no show — 100% cancellation fee applies. Date changes are free of charge, but must be received by email or phone, 48 hours prior to tour departure. All changes are subject to availability and made at the discretion of the operator. Rain can influence the safety and overall enjoyment of this tour. If we cancel a trip any monies will be refunded in full
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability is accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

51 review

Excellent experience that I will definitely recommend to all my friend

We did the $265 whole-day tour with both snorkelling and bush walking, and it was absolutely amazing! We have three families of 11 people in total, and Vincent was our guide. This guy is super fun and caring. Another two staff, Jayson and a lady (sorry I forgot her name) took care of us with Vincent when we were in the river. Vincent taught us how to deal with the current and had us practice one by one, and Jayson and that lady cleared the path we would drift through to make sure we wouldn’t bump onto the rocks or logs. During the snorkelling, another family saw the turtle and we saw that kind of fish that clings to the rock. We also had a very peaceful time just lying on the floats slowly washed downstream by the water. During the bushwalking, Vincent showed us the famous deadly Gympie, how one tree is sick and replaced by another one and lots of interesting things. He even brought an iPad and a book to show us Victoria’s Rifle Bird and a type of ancient tree that lived over 130 million years ago. The smoke ceremony was educative. We all paint ourselves on the arms or legs a little bit using the charcoal and the other three aboriginal people’s paints. The lunch was great, and we have water, snacks and cold towels supply. Jayson helped took the photos and sent to us for free. This is an excellent experience that I will definitely recommend to all my friends👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Brenda Zhang 3 months ago

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