Daintree - Cape Tribulation

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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.

Daintree Rainforest Retreat
Daintree Rainforest Retreat
3.5 out of 5
1473 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, QLD, 4873
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$137 per night from 18 Sep. to 19 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star motel in Cow Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (132 reviews)
A piece of rainforest magic
"A great little motel in the Daintree Rainforest. Our host did everything to make our stay enjoyable. Currently undergoing some renovations which will look great once completed"

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2021

Daintree Rainforest Retreat
Heritage Lodge
Heritage Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Lot 236/R96 Turpentine Rd, Mossman, Daintree, Diwan, QLD, 4873
The price is AU$219 per night from 9 Sep. to 10 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Diwan. Enjoy free parking, a terrace and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (141 reviews)
"Loved the location - right in the rain forest with a great restaurant."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2022

Heritage Lodge
Daintree Holiday Homes - Yurara - Ocean views with Luxury Spa Bath for Two.
Daintree Holiday Homes - Yurara - Ocean views with Luxury Spa Bath for Two.
Cow Bay, QLD
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Cow Bay. Enjoy free WiFi, a hot tub and on-site parking. Popular attractions Daintree Rainforest and Daintree Discovery ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Cow bay
"Excellent house,"

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2022

Daintree Holiday Homes - Yurara - Ocean views with Luxury Spa Bath for Two.
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.
Noah Creek Eco Huts
Noah Creek Eco Huts
3 out of 5
Lot 62 Noah Valley Rainforest Reserve, Thornton Beach, QLD, 4873
The price is AU$345 per night from 11 Sep. to 12 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star holiday home in Thornton Beach. Enjoy free parking, a garden and a fireplace in the lobby. Popular attractions Daintree Rainforest and Marrdja ...
Noah Creek Eco Huts
Saraswati's Oasis Daintree Holiday Accommodation
Saraswati's Oasis Daintree Holiday Accommodation
Cow Bay, QLD
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Cow Bay. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Daintree Rainforest and Baralba Corridor ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
"What a gorgeous slice of paradise. The property is well equipped with everything you'll need for your stay. Super quiet surroundings. The porch is a great place to unwind after exploring parts of the Daintree. Would love to stay again on our next holiday to the Daintree."

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2022

Saraswati's Oasis Daintree Holiday Accommodation
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
4.5 out of 5
2 Langley Road, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Port Douglas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 6 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (836 reviews)
"Clean, quiet and very comfortable room. Great facilities and adequate parking for everyone."

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2022

Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
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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