Destination Daintree

Southern Fringes


Miallo and the Whyanbeel Valley, Mossman and Port Douglas:-



(60 minutes north of Cairns)

  • A laid-back resort town with a wide range of accommodation, restaurants and shops

  • The closest access-point to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland – full and half day tours to suit every interest and budget

  • Lively Sunday markets with local crafts and foods

  • Wildlife sanctuary

  • Famous Four Mile Beach


(20 minutes north of Port Douglas)

  • Small sugar-mill town – the mill processes sugar-cane from all the region's cane-farms

  • Mossman Gorge is 10 minutes west of the town and offers stunning rainforest walks, swimming holes. Walk by yourself or join a walk with an expert Indigenous guide.

  • A range of shops – including a large Woolworths supermarket – several restaurants and accommodation options. It is the largest shopping centre between Port Douglas and Cooktown.


(10 minutes north of Mossman) 

  • Beautiful valley, farmland and rainforest backdrop

  • Riverside restaurant

  • Art gallery
  • World War 2 bombsite 

A little north of Mossman, the turnoff to the small community of Miallo leads to the beautiful Whyanbeel Valley with its many acres of sugar-cane set against a lush backdrop of rainforested hills.

Whyanbeel is the local Aboriginal name for a canoe.

As you follow the meandering road past cane farms, picturesque creeks, tropical fruit farms and gardens you may catch a glimpse of the impressive High Falls cascading down the hillside above you.

Drive along Bamboo Creek Road on your way back to the main Mossman to Daintree road and you will pass a small memorial to a World War 2 bombing.