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Daintree - Cape Tribulation
Travel Guide

Daintree - Cape Tribulation featuring a river or creek, hiking or walking and a suspension bridge or treetop walkway

Walk amid the world’s oldest surviving rainforest or follow the river to the open ocean, where lush evergreen forest meets the white-sand beaches of the cape.

The Daintree region stretches along the fertile Daintree River and extends south through ancient rainforests from the artists’ enclave of Daintree Village to the stunning east-coast beaches of Cape Tribulation. Be humbled by nature in the Daintree National Park or discover the rugged wonder of the Bloomfield Track toward Cooktown. Recline on soft white sands on the cape’s magnificent beaches or begin your adventure on the Great Barrier Reef.

Daintree Village is a great place to start your experience in this lushly vegetated region. Stroll along the main street of the historic pioneering town and check out the studios and galleries of local artists, craftspeople and woodcarvers. Jump on a wildlife-watching cruise or a local ferry to see estuarine crocodiles and flitting tropical birds along the Daintree River.

You’ll feel tiny next to the ancient forests of the Daintree Rainforest, which stretches between Mossman Gorge and the Bloomfield River. King ferns and giant bull kauri pines tower overhead, while butterflies and the electric-blue flash of the cassowary contrast with the dense green undergrowth. Join a walking tour with an indigenous guide to gain further insight into the forest’s remarkable cultural heritage or watch the scenery unfold around you from your car.

On the Daintree’s eastern flank is Cape Tribulation, a breathtaking strip where the rainforest meets the sea. Experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with a charter tour departing from the cape. Hike along the Dubuji Boardwalk across mangrove swampland or take in the expansive tropical panorama from the Mount Sorrow ridge track. Go horseriding on the beach, swim amid the rock pools of Myall Beach or make the exciting journey north to Cooktown via the four-wheel drive Bloomfield Track.

Daintree Village is around 90-minutes’ drive from Cairns and easily accessible with an average rental car. Four-wheel drive tracks are well signposted. Join one of the charter tours that visit several key areas in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Heed local advice and warnings about stingers and crocodile sightings along the beaches and rivers in this area.

Cape Tribulation Beach House
Cape Tribulation Beach House
3.5 out of 5
152 Rykers Road, Cape Tribulation, QLD
The price is AU$145 per night from 25 Jun. to 25 Jun.
Located in Cape Tribulation, this beachfront resort is in a national park and within a 15-minute walk of Cape Tribulation and Myall Beach. Mount Sorrow and Coral ...
4.1/5Very Good! (183 reviews)
"Quiet, private beach, fantastic"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Cape Tribulation Beach House
Daintree Rainforest Retreat
Daintree Rainforest Retreat
3.5 out of 5
1473 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, QLD
The price is AU$179 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Situated in a national park, this motel is steps away from Wet Tropics of Queensland and Daintree National Park. Daintree Discovery Centre and Kaba-Kada Nature ...
4.3/5Excellent! (120 reviews)
Cabin in the woods
"The owners are really friendly and approachable and make a great impression on check-in. The rooms are pretty dated and ours had some mould in the bathroom and the kitchen was a bit grubby. A firmer bed and potentially AC would be great additions (although it's an off-grid property, so AC may be ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2021

Daintree Rainforest Retreat
Heritage Lodge
Heritage Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Lot 236/R96 Turpentine Rd, Mossman, Daintree, Diwan, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$224 per night from 8 Jul. to 8 Jul.
Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is steps away from Daintree Rainforest, Alexandra Bay Waterfall and Daintree National Park. Wet Tropics of Queensland and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (123 reviews)
"Has no phone service or internet"

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2021

Heritage Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Private, Luxurious and Elegant
Private, Luxurious and Elegant
66 Turpentine Rd, Diwan, QLD
Situated in Diwan, this holiday home is steps away from Daintree Rainforest, Wet Tropics of Queensland and Daintree Entomological Museum. Daintree Rainforest ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Beautiful place to stay, just like a movie
"We were a family of 5 with teenagers. We all loved this place everything was perfect. Could not fault it"

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

Private, Luxurious and Elegant
Alkira Award Winning Luxury Beachfront Rainforest Holiday House
Alkira Award Winning Luxury Beachfront Rainforest Holiday House
ALKIRA 3726, CAPE TRIBULATION RD, Cape Tribulation, QLD
This family-friendly Cape Tribulation holiday home is located on the beach, just steps away from Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Myall Beach and ...
Alkira Award Winning Luxury Beachfront Rainforest Holiday House
Hibiscus Cottage - Rainforest With Private Creek
Hibiscus Cottage - Rainforest With Private Creek
61 Silkwood rd, Cow Bay, QLD
This family-friendly Cow Bay cottage is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Daintree National Park and Wet Tropics of Queensland. Daintree Discovery ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Magic
"The charm The silence Beautiful wildlife Warm and helpful A unique experience I’ll never forget Thankyou"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2019

Hibiscus Cottage - Rainforest With Private Creek
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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