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Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. It is within the local government area of Shire of Douglas (between 2008 and 2013, it was within the Cairns Region). In the 2011 census, Mossman had a population of 1,732 people.GeographyMossman is located on the Captain Cook Highway 75km north of the regional city of Cairns, and 15km east of the Mount Carbine Tableland. Mossman Gorge, a popular attraction within Daintree National Park, is located west of town. Sugar cane farming is an important aspect of the local economy, with Mossman Central Mill, the only sugar mill in the district, processing the cane before sending it to Cairns for shipping domestically and internationally.HistoryThe district was originally known as Mossman River after the river which flows through it. The Mossman River, in turn, was named by the explorer George Dalrymple on 6 December 1873 after Hugh Mosman who discovered gold in Charters Towers. Dalrymple wrote "I named this river the Mossman River, after Mossman, an explorer and mining man, member of a very prominent mining family". The town was also known for a brief time as Hartsville after Daniel Hart, an early settler. Later the name was simplified to Mossman.
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Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Duration: 30 minutes
Pure Massage & Beauty ©
Pure Massage & Beauty
Duration: 2 hours
Mossman Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Mossman Golf Club
Duration: 2 hours
Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife Area
Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary
Duration: 2 hours

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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Wildlife Area
Mossman Gorge Centre Daintree Region
Duration: 2 hours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Science Museum
Daintree Discovery Centre Cow Bay
Duration: 2 hours
Photography Tour
Photography Tours Daintree
Duration: 1h 30 min
Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises Daintree
Duration: 1h 30 min

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