Sunday, July 31, 2016

Port Douglas - Mossman Gorge

Whever we go to Port Douglas we also visit Mossman Gorge, approximately 20 kilometres north west of Port Douglas.
Firstly you drive to the Mossman Gorge Visitor Centre from where you take a shuttle bus to the gorge.
It is then a short walk to a suspension bridge where there is a good view of the water tumbing over the rocks, provided that not too many people, primarily children, are also crossing the bridge.
On the other side is a long circuitous walk through the rainforest.
 A wide variety of vegetation can be seen on the walk.
Creeping plants grow on trees.
Moss and lichens grow on rocks, trees and old logs.
Fungi can also grows on trees and logs.
Plants grow on other plants.
Trees develop a variety of root systems.
Large vines also entwine themselves around the trunks of trees.
A great place to explore.
We had lunch at the Mayi Cafe at the Mossman Gorge Visitor Centre where I had a delicious roast vegetable sandwich. We did confuse the staff, however, when I asked for a cup of hot water!

After lunch we looked at art works in the gallery and purchased items from gift shop before returning to Port Douglas.

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