Just north of Port Douglas is the sugar town of Mossman. Chalk and cheese if you felt the urge to compare the two towns. Amazing. Mossman is a rural town that exists quite removed from the serious tourist scene. A visitor should delight in the fact this tourism factor should exist. Mossman is a nice town. Clearly sugar dependant. Tourism is a growing and acknowledged industry and is cultivated.

Originally known as Mosman the name was changed to avoid confusion with the Sydney suburb of Mosman. 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.

The establishment of the sugar mill at Mossman formed the nucleus of the town, which grew at the expense of Port Douglas.

The Mossman Churches are a mix of the  modern and historic eras.

The War Memorial is not quite an afterthought but is a low profile acknowledgement.

There is no Museum in Mossman.

The Mossman hotels are of the old/classic era.

Mossman is a nice town and when visiting deserves at a minimum an overnight.

Diary notes



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course