Beaches & Islands & Reefs Oh My! Roadtrip

DAY 1 CAIRNS TO PALM BEACH TO PORT DOUGLAS

Start your roadtrip by exploring the coastal communities that stretch from Cairns to Palm Cove including: Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach and Palm Cove. All are packed with restaurants, cafes and accommodation set alongside sweeping stretches of beachfront parkland.

Continue on up the coast to Ellis Beach and get used to the thrill of having a beach all to yourself: it only gets better the further north you drive.

Pull off the road at Rex Lookout take in the stunning panoramic views of the Great Barrier Reef, turquoise waters and coastline.

Arrive Port Douglas

DAY 2 PORT DOUGLAS TO CAPE TRIBULATION

Continue on your journey through sugarcane country towards the emerald green mountains & friendly town of Mossman. Take a wander through the shops, art galleries and pubs along the main street. A short drive west of town is the striking Mossman Gorge which is well worth a visit.

Alexandra Lookout – A great spot to get your bearings on the beauty ahead

Cow Bay – Take a detour to Cow Bay for more secluded beaches right on the rainforest’s front door. Take note of signs warning of crocodile hazards and seasonal marine stingers.

Thornton Beach, Noah Beach, Coconut Beach are all worth a wander for leisurely, solitary beachcombing.

As the bitumen road winds towards its end at Cape Tribulation it is here that your coastal adventure truly begins. Check into Cape Tribulation Beach House and savour some beachfront bliss with a Bonfire on the Beach tonight!

DAY 3 CAPE TRIBULATION

BEACH HORSE RIDE – Cape Trib Horse Rides is by far the best way to explore the unique environment in Cape Tribulation. Experience the unique meeting of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. 

In the afternoon gee up for an exhilirating ride to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef on the Ocean Safari SNORKEL TOUR The half day Great Barrier Reef tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species.

DAY 4 CAPE TRIBULATION

Kick off the day with a 2km Kayak to Snapper Island – Glide over coral reefs, spot marine wildlife such as turtles, eagles, fish and more and learn some island history. A delicious picnic lunch will be

Where the Reef meets the Rainforest