Cairns / Port Douglas (67km) / Mossman Gorge (21km)

p1090428_edited-1_300The best day to visit Port Douglas is Sunday for the open air market next to St Mary's church in Reef park. The drive between Ellis Beach and Oak Beach passes several beautiful and uninhabited beaches.

There is a great viewing point at the lookout just north of Wangetti.

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                                                 Pretty Beach

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 Just After Pebbly Beach at Yule Point, Thornton Peak rises to the north over the Daintree valley

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Oak Beach is another beautiful beach just south of Port Douglas

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The Sunday market has a beautiful position under the trees by the sea and is well supported by local artists and craft people 

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St Marys by the Sea and the old jetty (formerly the Ben Cropp museum) 20110501_ptd-church_0041_edited-1_30020110501_ptdouglas_0021_edited-1_300
 

Looking north from the market towards the Daintree National Park 

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The view to the north from Great Adventure's catamaran "Reef King"

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A private boat heading out to the reef from Port Douglas

 

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Four Mile Beach with Black Mountain in the background

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Mossman, a small sugar mill town, is only a few minutes away. There is a magnificent stand of Raintrees, covered with ferns, just past the end of the main street on the Daintree road. A pretty Anglican church , St David's, is tucked in on the right. The road to Mossman gorge (2km) is well signed and runs off to the left before you get to the main shopping part of Mossman. There are two walks – a 10 minute/ 400m walk from the car park to the lookout and a 1 hr/2.7km circuit through rainforest and along two creeks . This walk has information boards along the way and starts from over the Rex Ck suspension bridge. The Mossman River is one of the most beautiful places to swim with crystal clear water and deep pools between huge rounded granite boulders .

On the return journey, it is worth a detour along Mowbray River road (on the right 2.6 km past the Pt Douglas turnoff). Follow the road round in a left handed circuit which brings you on to Tresize road and back to the Captain Cook Highway – about 6 km in all.  More things to do...

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