Explore hidden ranges behind Port Douglas

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Mowbray Falls Bush Walk

$120 Adult | $100 Child | $410 Family of 4

Departs

7:00am Palm Cove
7.30am Port Douglas

Duration

5-6 hours

Physicality

Medium

Group Size

Max 8 guests

Leave the crowds behind to explore the hidden ranges near Port Douglas. Enjoy a scenic drive through rainforest and countryside, taking in the views towards the Daintree Rainforest. Starting at the top of the historic Bump Track, walk down along a narrow trail through changing landscapes and environments.

Reaching the top of Big Mowbray Falls won’t disappoint, with an impressive lookout offering views over the Mowbray Valley below. Enjoy morning tea besides the many rock pools and shaded areas along the head of the falls. Relax and watch for wildlife or cool off with a refreshing swim before heading back.

Important Information

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Inclusions

  • Transfers from Palm Cove/Port Douglas/ Mossman
  • Passionate local guide
  • Fully guided interpretive bush walk
  • Hiking Poles
  • Morning Tea
  • All safety equipment
  • Comfortable backpack with water bladder*
  • Small groups – maximum 8
  • Snacks
  • Insect repellent

    *Please advise if you have your own backpack

Child Policy

  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Child age is 8-14 inclusive
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult

Our family rate is based on 2 adults & 2 children up to 18 years

Departure Information

Tours run on demand,

Minimum of 2 x guests to gaurentee departure:

Palm Cove
7.00am – return 1.00pm

Port Douglas
7.30am – return 12.30pm

Mossman
7.45am – return 12.15pm 

  • No Tours run Christmas Day (25th Dec)
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What to bring with you

  • Shoes with good grip suitable for walking longer distances on uneven terrain (may get wet)
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Swim wear & Towel
  • Long sleeved sun-shirt
  • Any personal medication

Bushwalk Requirements

  • This tour is weather dependant, a full refund will be offered if cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
  • Not recommended if pregnant
  • No knee, ankle, hip issues/injuries
  • Medium level of fitness required and good mobility
  • Must be able to walk/climb over uneven terrain
  • Closed toed shoes are required; preferably hiking shoes.
  • Minimum age to participate is 8 years old.

If you have any concerns, please contact us before booking.

Medical Declaration & Waiver

For safety reasons, some medical conditions, disabilities or impairments may exclude participants from our hiking tours.

If our guides deem it unsafe for you to participate, we will provide you with a full refund. 

If you have any concerns, please contact us before booking. 

Prior to your tour, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and sign our liability waiver.

All persons under 18 years must have the Medical Declaration & Waiver Release signed by a parent or guardian.

Your guide will provide a hard copy on the day, but you can view the form below:

Back Country Bliss proudly supports Rainforest Rescue in their efforts to protect the Daintree Rainforest.

Who are Rainforest Rescue?

Rainforest Rescue are a non-for-profit organisation with the goal of protecting rainforests forever. The organisation has been protecting and preserving rainforests both in Australia and across the globe since 1998.

What are they doing to help the Daintree Rainforest?

  • Planted more than 50,000 trees in the Daintree.
  • As part of their Buy Back program, Rainforest Rescue has contributed to the long-term protection of 31 properties within the Daintree. Their goal is to buy back 180 properties within the Daintree by 2030.
  • Protecting the home of the Southern Cassowary. Protecting this species is extremely important, as it is estimated that 70-100 plant species depend on the cassowary for seed dispersal.
  • By working with academics, universities and research institutions, Rainforest Rescue has assisted researchers in gaining a greater understanding of the Daintree, and consequently, best practice on how to protect it.
  • Preventing harmful runoff to the Great Barrier Reef from the Daintree’s waterways.

How you can help

For every $5 donated, Rainforest Rescue are able to protect 1 square metre of the Daintree Rainforest. A $30 donation will plant and maintain three rainforest trees for two years. Donations are tax deductible.

Add a donation when booking your tour, or donate directly to Rainforest Rescue below:

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is the walk?

The trail is fairly easy going for most of the walk, there is a steep decent to reach the falls.

Can I swim during the walk?

Yes! there is a large swimming hole we can use.

Do we still run the tour if it is raining?

While the rainforest loves the rain, we may need to cancel if any storms are predicted.

We will keep you updated on any changes as we approach your tour date.  

If we cancel the tour, a full refund will be provided.

Do I need to call to confirm my booking?

While not necessary, we appreciate if you call or email 24 hours before travel to confirm accommodation details and pick up time.

Do I need my voucher?

If you’ve booked the tour directly with Back Country Bliss, there is no need to bring any vouchers or confirmation emails.  If the tour has been booked through a travel desk/Travel agent, please bring your voucher along with you to give to the guide.

Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds given for cancellations within 48 hours of tour departure.
  • For cancellations 48-72 hours prior to departure, a 50% charge will be applied.
  • Cancellations more than 72 hours (3 Days) prior to departure, will not be charged and refunded in full.
  • Date changes are free of charge, but must be received by email or phone, 48 hours prior to tour departure.
  • All changes are subject to availability and made at the discretion of the operator.
  • Tours operate in the wind and rain and will only be cancelled in extreme conditions such as cyclones or severe storms; If the operator cancels, a full refund applies.
  • All refunds are processed within 5 business days
Booking Terms & Conditions
  • Minimum age of participation is 11 years old
  • As this tour is weather dependent, it may be cancelled in conditions of heavy rainfall or extreme weather. If this occurs, bookings can be placed on another date or full refunds will be provided.
  • If a participant is found to have insufficient level of mobility and/or fitness, participant will have to cease the tour and forfeit 100% of total price paid.
  • If you are not waiting at your pick-up point at the date and time specified in your booking, then you will forfeit 100% of the total price paid. At the discretion of Back Country Bliss Adventures, you may be able to reschedule for another day with an added rescheduling fee.
  • Prices listed on the website supersede all previously advertised prices. Prices valid until 31/3/2020

Full terms and conditions can be found HERE