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Why this Hike
This short and beautiful hike in Northern Queensland offers some great views and swimming spots as you walk. Situated in the Daintree National Park this walk takes you through some pristine surroundings as it loosely follows Mossman River for short sections of the walk. With tall, historic trees and clear as day water holes the walk shows off some of the best parts of the area’s natural wonders. If you are looking for something short but still a little bit challenging then this walk might be exactly what you are after.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the carpark at the junction between Mossman Gorge Road and another unnamed track, this hike follows the road as it becomes Baral Marrjanga Track. Along the main path you should find many junctions which lead to several great out and back lookout tracks. Continuing to follow the main track you will cross Rex Creek before reaching the main circuit. The circuit can be completed in either direction and includes a few lookouts including a swimming spot that is just a short stroll off the main track at around the half way point. Once you have followed the loop all the way around you can link back up with the junction, follow the original track back and complete the walk.
*Please note that the carpark may not be clearly mapped on google maps.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.