Douglas Shire Council have advised the Daintree Ferry will be closed Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 4 March inclusive.
Our neighbouring shire, Douglas Shire Council, have advised the Daintree Ferry will be closed Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 4 March inclusive.
The Daintree Ferry will be dry docked for five days to complete mandatory safety inspections and any necessary below water maintenance, required by the Australian Marine Safety Authority for certificate renewal.
Dates of the closure are Wednesday 28 February to Sunday 4 March inclusive. Ferry services will resume as normal from 6am Monday 5 March 2018.
No vehicles will be transported across the river during the closure however a free passenger vessel will be operating continuously back and forth across the river from 6am to 6:30pm and free shuttle buses will operate south and north of the Daintree River.
North Side – Cow Bay to Daintree River
- Two shuttle buses will operate from designated car parking zones, one at the SES Shed in Forest Creek (1.5 kilometres along, first driveway past Ronald Road) and a second in Cow Bay at a location to be advised in a few days.
- First pick up at Cow Bay will be 5:30am and last pick up 5:45pm.
South side – Daintree River to Mossman
- Two shuttle buses will operate between the Daintree Ferry crossing and Mossman. There will be two stops in Mossman, one outside Mossman Primary School and one at Woolworths/Town & Country.
- First pick up from Mossman will be 5:30am and last pick up 5:45pm.
To avoid congestion on the northern bank where people will be disembarking and boarding, Cape Tribulation Road will be closed to vehicles at Forest Creek Road, with the exception of buses (including the school bus).
On the south side, Cape Tribulation Road will be closed 100 metres before the ferry booth. Parking will be in the Daintree Ferry Western precinct, on the grassed, boat trailer parking area. Passengers will board the vessel from the public pontoon just past the river cruise ticket booths.
If you have any questions, there is more information on the Douglas Shire Council’s website www.douglas.qld.gov.au/daintree-ferry/.