On a recent trip to far North Queensland, my partner and I, decided to head out to Mossman Gorge. Just a short bus trip from Port Douglas, the gorge is apart of the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and, according to their website, is the oldest, continuously surviving rainforest on earth.

Despite it being a pretty dreary day we still decided to head out and I’m glad we did, because the recent rain setup a spectacular site as the water gushed down the hills.

Beyond the recently developed Mossman Gorge Centre, we embarked on a self-guided tour around the trail to soak in all the beautiful flora and fauna that the area had to offer. Our bus driver mentioned that a number of years ago, certain areas of the park were being damaged so they decided to only allow access to certain parts. The track is now pretty much now a linear circuit, however we managed to branch off to a secluded little creek that forked off the main gorge. Here I managed to snap a nice photo of the water running down through the large rocks.

As you can see, despite not having a tripod, I managed to capture the movement of the water using a long shutter speed, without too much blur on the rest of the photo.

If you don’t want to spend a whole day in the Daintree, Mossman Gorge is certainly a great alternative and would definitely recommend it.

Thanks to the indigenous inhabitants of the land, the Kuku Yalanji people, as well as the staff at the Mossman Gorge Centre for allowing us access to the stunning rainforest.