WHERE THE RAINFOREST MEETS THE REEF
Cape Tribulation is the picturesque headland area within the Daintree National Park, a scenic 2.5hours drive north of Cairns and a 1.5hrs drive north of Port Douglas.
It is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world and was included in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in 1988.
The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park, with their country extending from near Cooktown, south to Mossman. Many natural features of the landscape have spiritual significance for the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.
Cape Tribulation is an ecotourism destination, renowned for it’s lush scenery, offering a combination of remote sandy beaches and the world’s oldest rainforest, covering the mountains sweeping down to the coast.
Both rainforest and beaches can be explored by self-guided tours and trails, with options of discovering the area through guided walks, reef trips, or even flying foxes, horse rides and sea kayaks to paddle the coastline. For more information, visit destinationdaintree.com.
Mount Sorrow is a superb adventure for experienced and fit walkers. Allow six hours, take plenty of water, and expect to be rewarded with rainforest-clad mountains, spectacular views of Cape Tribulation Beach, fringing reef and the stunning Coral Sea.
Always check the weather as paths can be slippery after heavy rains, and only attempt the hike during day time.
STAYING IN CAPE TRIB
Accommodation ranges from camping grounds and budget resorts to bed & breakfasts, farm stays, holiday homes and eco-retreats, built to fit in with the natural surroundings.
Two small supermarkets, cafes, bottle shops, ATMs and restaurants are all located conveniently within walking distance.
The winding road up to Cape Tribulation from the Daintree River ferry is fully sealed; to venture further north, a 4WD is required.
The coastal drive to Wujal Wujal on the Bloomfield River and beyond is an unforgettable experience, full of spectacular views, creek crossings, secluded beaches, a rainforest archway, majestic plants, unexpected wildlife and history.
The Bloomfield Track is one of the most scenic short 4WD drives in Queensland and a must-do for 4WD travellers, whether self-driving or experiencing a little extra through a local 4WD tour company.
Leave your pets at home; take any rubbish out with you; don't feed the wildlife and don't pollute the water.
Enjoy yourself and leave nothing but footsteps and take nothing but photographs!
Wet Tropics Management Authority
The Daintree Rainforest is one of the most fascinating and diverse eco-systems on the Earth and your introduction to this very special place starts at the Discovery Centre.
Daily 8.30 am – 5pm
*last entry 4 pm
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
Audio Tour (8 languages)
68 Page Interpretive Guide Book
7 Day Re-Entry Pass
Children’s Audio Tour (5-9 years)