Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park
Free Entry - Entry Information
13 74 68
Daintree National Park features long sandy beaches, rocky headlands and steep mountain ranges intersected by numerous creeks and rivers. One of Australia's last extensive stands of lowland rainforest is found here. Impenetrable ranges, rising steeply from the coast, are blanketed with dense upland rainforests supporting many ancient plants and animals. This unique landscape is the traditional country of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people. The Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (about 17,000 hectares) stretches in a narrow, intermittent strip from the Daintree River in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north. The McDowall Range, rising steeply from the coast, forms the western boundary. A visit to this area gives you a rare chance to experience two of Australia's most significant World Heritage sites—the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics world heritage areas. Both are valued for their exceptional biological diversity.
The Noah Beach camping area is a good base from which to explore the park on walks ranging from the 650 metre Jindalba boardwalk to the 7 kilometre Mount Sorrow ridge trail.
Beware of southern cassowaries, estaurine crocodiles and stinging jellyfish. Take care on the roads and slow down when driving through cassowary territory. On the extended walks, ensure you have enough water and sun protection.
Three of the four short boardwalks (Marrja, Dubuji and Kulki) are wheelchair accessible. At the fourth boardwalk (Jindalba) wheelchair access to the creek is available from the exit end only, near the disabled access parking bays.
How To Get There:
Travel 104 kilometres north of Cairns on the Captain Cook Highway to the Daintree River crossing. The ferry operates 6.00 am to midnight every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday, with occasional breaks in service for mechanical repairs or during flooding. Beyond the ferry, conventional two-wheel-drive vehicle access is possible as far as Cape Tribulation, although high clearance is useful and caravans are not recommended. The road through this section of the park is narrow and winding. Drivers should keep left and watch for wildlife, particularly cassowaries.The unsealed road north from Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield is suitable only for four-wheel-drive vehicles due to steep grades and creek crossings. It may be closed after heavy rain. Contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads to enquire about local road conditions.
Air and sea access
There is a private, ultralight-aircraft airstrip near Cow Bay Village. For details contact Daintree Airstrip, Cow Bay, 4873. Although boats can moor at various locations off the coast between the Daintree River and Bloomfield River, it is not advisable due to poor anchorage.
Camping fees apply.
The Daintree region has one of the wettest climates in Australia. During the wet season, from December to April, there are heavy and frequent downpours. Some areas receive more than 6 metres of rainfall annually. Maximum temperatures through the wet season range from 27-33 degrees Celsius, with humidity often exceeding 80 per cent. The cooler, drier months from May to September are the best time to visit. The weather is pleasantly warm with reduced humidity. Maximum temperatures average 26 degrees Celsius.
Map Legend / Show on Map
These icons indicate multiple items in the same area. Click icon to zoom in for more detail.
up to 10 items
10 - 100 items
100 + items
Queensland 4873 Australia
* Please note:
These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services.
To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the
contact the operator
. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.