Mossman

Mossman is a picturesque little township nestled at the foot of the mountains among bright green fields of sugar cane. A friendly town, Mossman invites you to enjoy its genuine Tropical North Queensland hospitality, as you explore the country stores and historic pubs along the wide tree-lined main street.

The region's sugar capital, the Mossman Central Mill throbs and hums its way through the sugar cane crushing season (June to October) when it is possible to do guided tours of the entire process inside the mill. The quaint cane trains rattle back and forth through the town hauling in the harvest. Out in the fields you might chance upon the breathtaking sight of a cane fire in full force.

Five minutes west of Mossman you will discover Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over huge granite boulders that line the gorge, creating cool clear freshwater swimming holes. Awe inspiring tree-clad mountains rise sharply up from the river banks. Walk as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2.7 kilometre rainforest loop trail.

The Gorge is home to the Kuku Yalanji people, the area's traditional Aboriginal landowners who strive to protect their natural heritage as they share its unique qualities with visitors. Guided bushwalks are available that give a rare insight into the special relationship the local indigenous people have with the rainforest. Traditional dance performances and artefact displays portray their rich cultural heritage.

Mossman lies 75 kilometres north along the coast from Cairns.

Mossman, Douglas Area
Queensland
Australia

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22 February 2017
Bring your kids to Ipswich Art Gallery and be the first in Australia to experience playing in a unique TapeScape — a two-story, 20 metre square, creative play space for kids. Explore the tunnels and slides made entirely from 56,000 metres of packing tape designed and created by artist Eric Lennartson direct from the United States!
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22 February 2017
Bring your kids to Ipswich Art Gallery this summer for an awesome hands-on experience the whole family can enjoy. Popular exhibit Construction Site is back and bigger and better than ever. Be your own architect and build your dream cubby house!

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2 December 2017
Join Santa on a festive return steam train journey to historic Grandchester station. Departing at 10 am from the Museum platform, enjoy a 2.5 hour journey through the scenic countryside. When you arrive at Grandchester station, see the steam locomotive turned around for the journey home.

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7 April 2017
Didgeridoo Bush Camp at Didgeridoo Festivals HQ is a three day event with didgeridoo workshops and a live Performance from Wild Marmalade's Didgeridoo Virtuoso Si Mullumby. We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of Ipswich;

Museum Twilight Markets

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21 April 2017
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

Day out with Thomas

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24 June 2017
The world’s most loved blue steam engine and his friends are enjoying winter school holiday fun at the Museum. Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller. Enjoy hands-on Thomas activities in the Thomas Play Pit and get loads of happy snaps with Thomas’s friends at the Museum.

Museum Twilight Markets

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21 April 2017
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

War-Time Quilts

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18 March 2017
The history of military conflict and the soldier’s life is retold through the ‘war quilts’ of this very rare collection curated by leading quilt historian Dr Annette Gero. While quilting is often considered as the domain of women, this exhibition casts a different spin on the production of quilts during war-time, and shows how the hands of men turned to quilting as a past-time in the midst of the extreme conditions of war.

A Room for Wild Animals

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25 February 2017
Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.
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