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Best things to do in Cape Tribulation

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“If you are into heart racing excitement why not book a jungle surfing adventure. Walk on the top of the rain forest and experience spectacular view.”
11 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“You absolutely MUST see the Great Barrier Reef and Ocean Safari's is one of the best ways to do this. No huge groups on boats that take an hour or more to get to the reef. This company does small groups, close to the reef so you spend more time in the water and you'll see way more, AND have lots of fun!”
7 locals recommend
Beach
“Rainforests don’t get much more special than the Daintree, one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Daintree rainforestThe Daintree Rainforest is over one hundred and thirty-five million years old. This is the only World Heritage listed area in the world where two ecosystems exist side by side - the magnificent underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and the lush tropical rainforests of the Daintree. The Daintree rainforest is situated an easy 2-hour drive north of Cairns along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. The Cook Highway north of Port Douglas offers beautiful scenery ranging from secluded palm fringed tropical beaches, hidden coves and rugged headlands to the rich green of lush sugar-cane fields and rainforest covered mountains. The Daintree region, encompassing the rainforest of Daintree National Park, extends over a large area. The northern section is often referred to as the “The Daintree” or the “Daintree Coast” and covers the coastal lowland area between the Daintree and Bloomfield Rivers and this is where “the rainforest meets the reef”. Cape Tribulation Daintree The southern Daintree region stretches from the rainforest walks of Mossman Gorge on the Mossman River northwards to the Daintree River and includes rainforested coastal ranges, pristine beaches, tropical farmlands, a wildlife sanctuary, horse-rides, tropical gardens and tiny, historic Daintree Village which is still home to descendants of some of the original pioneering families. Connecting the southern and northern Daintree regions is one of Australia’s last remaining car ferries, which operates across the Daintree River every day from dawn until late at night. Daintree Village, which gave it’s name to the region, is perched on a bend of the Daintree River, just further on from the turn off to the Daintree Ferry. This little township and its surrounding scenic valleys have a permanent population of about 100 people. Visitors are very well catered for with plenty of accommodation options, and restaurants and cafes offering fresh local cuisine. Daintree is also well known for it’s local arts and crafts. Visit the souvenir shops and also the timber gallery and pottery studio for many interesting and locally made gifts. Wildlife of every kind flourishes on the Daintree River and its banks, it has become a bird watchers haven. Riverboat tours are an excellent way to view the forest and its inhabitants. The area's most infamous inhabitant of all are the estuarine crocodiles. During the winter month’s daily visitors arrive to see crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbanks, and view the rich and varied plant life in the rainforest and mangrove forests. There are many locally owned and operated tour companies offering excellent guided rainforest walks, river cruises and wildlife viewing around the area.”
33 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is my favourite place in Cape Tribulation for lunch or dinner. It has great coffee and food, and an attractive bar/ lounge area to relax in and have a drink. You will experience good service here, and the ambience is just lovely. Whet boasts a beautiful fire lit outdoor deck dining area and is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest gardens.”
5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“My favourite hike in the area as it blends two things I really enjoy - a challenge and the rainforest environment! This is a 7km steep and difficult trail and walkers need to be fit, self-reliant and well-prepared. The trail climbs from the coastal lowlands of Cape Tribulation, up the rainforest-clad ridge of Mount Sorrow to a lookout offering views of the beautiful Daintree coastline, Snapper Island and beyond. It has an elevation of 683m. Cross your fingers for a clear sky at the top. It's rare but a truly amazing view if you get lucky!”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
1 local recommends
Rv Park
“This boardwalk is near to Dubuji Boardwalk, a leisurely walk of 1,200 metres. You may see rare peppermint stick insect amongst pandanus palms. Close to picnic and camping grounds.”
2 locals recommend
Route
1 local recommends
Store
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Visit this working farm and learn about amazing bush foods, local fruits and rare and exotic fruits which you can taste yourself!!! Lovely way to spend an afternoon...”
2 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Marrdja (meaning ‘rainforest’ or ‘jungle’) boardwalk is an easy 1.2km loop which allows visitors to experience both rainforest and mangrove communities, without getting muddy. Along the walk visitors can learn about the plants found in each of these environments. ”
2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“If you love riding you will absolutely love this. Ride calm horses along a bush trail down to the beach. Absolutely amazing!!”
1 local recommends
Street Address
“GBR 19 kms away, takes only in 25 mins (usually 1.5-2 hrs fr other takeoff pts). Visit Mackay Reef with fabulous reef fishes, turtles, giant clams and soft coral gardens. Rare rainforest backdrop.”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Spectacular coastal drive to Port Douglas/Daintree nestled between two World Heritage Areas”
1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Go on a half day private charter and trek to Mount Emmett Fossil Falls, learning about endangered plants and wildlife in this 600 acre property with restored lowlands and mountainous rainforest areas.”
1 local recommends