Mossman Gorge, Queensland

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Mossman Gorge
Spurwood, Dysoxylum pettigrewianum at Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge is located in the southern part of Daintree National Park, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the regional town of Cairns and about five kilometres from the cane-farming town of Mossman. It is part of the traditional homeland of the indigenous Eastern Kuku Yalanji people.[1][2] A suspension bridge runs across Rex Creek close to where it enters the Mossman River, linking the carpark area to a 2.4-kilometre circular rainforest walk.

Mossman Gorge was declared a part of Daintree National Park in 1967.[2]

Common fauna observed in the gorge includes the Australian Brushturkey and Boyd's forest dragon. More than 430 bird species have been spotted in the gorge, along with 18 species of reptile and 12 species of amphibian. The Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher is a seasonal visitor.

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  1. ^ "Culture: Kuku Yalanji People; History". Mossman Gorge Centre. Retrieved 18 Nov 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park: Nature, culture and history". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Retrieved 18 Nov 2013. 

Coordinates: 16°28′19″S 145°19′55″E / 16.47194°S 145.33194°E / -16.47194; 145.33194