discover cape tribulation
There is a certain feel here, where you can become completely disconnected from the outside world. However, there is also an abundant amount of things to do here that you could probably not find in many other places. With a perfect balance of rainforest, untouched beaches and native wildlife, Cape Tribulation is the ideal place, not only to unwind but also a place to explore and really get your hands and feet dirty.
CAPE TRIB HORSE RIDES
Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery in Australia while horse riding through Cape Tribulation. This unique area is one of the only places on the planet where two world heritage sites collide.
You will be captivated as you meander your way through the Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest living rain-forests in the world.
As you leisurely ride, sit back and enjoy the beautiful views. The tour pass through luscious paddocks and along winding river beds until we reach the spectacular Myall Beach.
Cape Tribulation is one of the very few places in the world where you still have the opportunity to stroll along on your horse along the pristine ocean’s edge of the beach. The tour will take the horses in the sea on most days depending on the weather conditions. This gives the horses the opportunity to cool off in the tropical heat. It is truly a magnificent horse ride, but don’t take our word for it, book a ride today!
Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. The half day Great Barrier Reef tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.
The Great Barrier Reef tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where you board the vessel bound for the tropical waters. The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group.
GUIDED NIGHT WALK
A Jungle Adventures guided night walk allows you to indulge your inner Attenborough and tune into all your senses – free from the shackles of technology – to discover what lies beneath the blanket of darkness.
Have your own Night at the Museum in nature’s oldest living archive.
The two-hour game of hide and seek starts every night at 7.30pm.
One of Queensland’s “must do” experiences, Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours are set on a private rainforest reserve in Cape Tribulation, this multi award-winning tours takes you on a unique zipline experience where your feet don’t touch the ground!
The Jungle Surfing experience consists of a series of five eco-friendly platforms and six flying fox ziplines that gives you extraordinary access to the canopy of the ancient Daintree Rainforest. The platforms range from 7 to 16 metres above the ground and each one reveals different layers of the rainforest.
The ziplines range from 37-95m and are travelled in pairs except for one solo flight across a rainforest creek – upside down if you dare! The final span to the ground features side-by-side racing ziplines with speeds over 45km/h or you can choose to take the whole thing slow and steady. Don’t forget your camera as there are some incredible photo opportunities up in the trees.
d'arcy of the daintree
It’s one of the Great Australian Drives – the 4WD Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation to Wujal Wujal Falls, along the Bloomfield River and then up to Cooktown. A combination of Indigenous culture, ecology, history, secret places, local stories and, of course, wildlife with a local owner operator.
Unlike group tours that follow a strict schedule, the private tours and small group tours aim to provide a highly personalised guided tour and sightseeing experience to ensure your exploration of the Daintree is unique and memorable.
Half-day tour available morning or afternoon.
Morning tours: 7:30am – 12:30pm
Afternoon tours: 1:00pm – 6:00pm *
Full day: 7:30am – 6:15pm *
Adults: $150- $270*
Children (under 14 years old): $110- $200**
EXOTIC FRUIT TASTING
Just a short drive from our resort you can experience a tour around the world of tropical and exotic fruits that will treat you to a taste sensation which is both mouth-watering and healthy.
From the delectable chocolate pudding fruit, to the creamy mamey sapote, to the ever-popular breadfruit chips, you’ll enjoy a platter of exotic fruit like you’ve never seen before.
SELF- DRIVE TOURS
We've have compiled a comprehensive list of self- drive tours suited to every traveller. At Cape Tribulation it's as much about the journey as the destination, so buckle up and get ready to explore Tropical North Queensland!
QUINKAN TO KUKU YALANJI 4WD ROAD TRIP
Immerse yourself in the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture.
From Outback to Rainforest, this 5-day journey will explore incredibly preserved prehistoric rock art and journey to the stunning natural beauty of ancient rainforests.
Take the time to connect with the true spirituality of Far North Queensland.
I LIKE MY WILDLIFE ON THE WILDSIDE ROAD TRIP
If you like your wildlife on the wildside than this road trip is guaranteed to bring the David Attenborough out in you!
Five days road-tripping trying to find the best of Far North Queensland’s Wild and sometimes shy locals.
From Yungaburra to Cape Tribulation see if you can spot the big 5: Platypus, Estuarine Crocodile, Cassowary, Golden Orb Spider and Eagle Ray!
THE SUPER SIX ROAD TRIP
White Water Rafting; Skydiving; Bungy Jumping; Horse Riding; Snorkeling & Jungle Surfing.
If these top six are in your bucket list – then its time to get ticking.
From Mission Beach to Cape Trib – Four exhilarating days of non-stop action on a road trip that will be etched into your mind and body for a very very long time!!
BEACHES & ISLANDS & REEFS. OH MY! ROAD TRIP
If you seek a few days worth of Turquoise Water, Champagne Shoreline & Emerald Green Islands bobbing up in the distance and a Glittering Magical Reef to take you far away from where you currently are then this 3-4 day road trip should be the tonic.
Beach hop your way from Cairns to Cape Tribulation and surround yourself with Beaches and Islands and Reefs. Oh My!
SIMPLY THE BEST TROPICAL COAST HUGGER ROADTRIP. EVER!
If the Great Ocean Road is Victoria’s best drive then the stretch between Townsville and Cape Tribulation might just well be Queensland’s own claim to road tripping fame.
We like to call it Simply The Best Tropical Coast Hugging Road Trip. Ever!
THE SOUTHERNERS NORTHERN ESCAPE ROADTRIP
OMG – You have five whole days of pure freedom to explore FNQ paradise with the family!
Aye Carumba! Is it even possible to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, explore the Daintree Rainforest, see crocs & maybe even some shy cassowary’s, have a great coffee, get a massage and experience the best of it all in 5 days?
Look no further Southerner – we have the perfect Northern adventure – Cape Trib Style!
THINGS TO DO IN CAPE TRIB
We have put together a list of places to see and things to do that will not cost you anything but your time. It is often said that the best things in life are free and at the Cape Tribulation Beach House we really try and give as many options as possible. From hikes to self guided walks and beautiful freshwater swimming holes; we've got an activity for every traveller.
Kulki - Cape Tribulation Beach Lookout
The first thing we recommend is to visit the Cape Tribulation look out, it is located on Cape Tribulation Beach, which the resort sits right next to.
It takes around 45 minutes to walk there and it is a fantastic opportunity to see the beach and the rainforest. A simple walk, but one that is a favourite among our guests.
MT SORROW HIKE
For those with a little bit more energy; It is possible to climb up to the ridge line behind Cape Trib for a spectacular view at a look-out. It is not an easy climb, and there can be leeches, but it is well worth the effort if you are an experienced walker.
The walk commences on the main road, two hundred metres north of the Kulki - Cape Tribulation Beach turn-off. There is a small car park where you can leave your car.
Look for the walking sign which is set just off the road in the bush on the inland side of the road where the track starts.
– you must allow around 6 hours for the return trip.
Dubuji Boardwalk presents a short, self-guided walk through the mangroves. The entrance to the Dubuji car park is signposted on the main road at Cape Tribulation. You’ll be able to stroll the rainforest and spot amazing creatures including spiders, butterflies and the cassowary.
There are information signs along the path to help you learn about the swamps, mangroves, plants and wildlife(a 1.8 km boardwalk through the forest and mangroves). This is a great walk for travellers with younger children and those who prefer a light walk (a 1.8 km boardwalk through the forest and mangroves).
Hiking time: One hour round trip
Mardja Botanical Walk
Located 10 minutes drive to the south of Cape Tribulation is the Marrdja Botanical Walk. Follow the path through the rainforest to see the gorgeous lookout over Noah Creek.
There are signs posted along the path explaining the evolution of plants and first settlers in the rainforest. It’s an easy and quick walking tour to experience the best of some of the world’s oldest nature.
Walking time: 30 minutes.
Masons Swimming Hole
When you enter the township of Cape Tribulation Masons cafe and swimming hole is the first place you will come across.
Not only does it boast amazing food, like their famous tasting platter which consists of crocodile, camel and buffalo burgers but also one of the most relaxing swimming holes. The swimming hole is only a 2 minute walk from the cafe giving you breathtaking views of Mount Sorrow and the surrounding ranges.
With its crystal clear water its the perfect opportunity to jump in and refresh yourself. Even if you don’t want to swim just sitting on the edge of the swimming hole gives you time to take in the natural beauty of the Daintree Rainforest and also the chance to spot some of butterflies as well as the fresh water turtles which call this place home.
It will take you about 10 minutes from Beach House to drive there and about 45 minutes to walk, either along the beach or the road
For a coastal hike, take a walk from the south of Myall Beach, heading north to Cape Tribulation. Use the boardwalk over the mangroves to reach the Mason Creek. The creek can be a little deep at times and is only passable during the low tide.
From the creek, travel 200 metres to arrive at Cape Tribulation beach. It’s a great place to savour the long stretch of sand. Enjoy a picnic on the way and if you are luck you may spot a Cassowary bird and its little ones. The area is also the departure point for many of the Reef and Rainforest tours.
Hiking time: 1 Hour 30 minute round trip
Emmagen creek is the ideal spot for you, your friends and family to really experience Cape Tribulation in all its beauty. This breathtaking creek is located towards the end of Cape Tribulation and is the last spot you can visit before you need a 4WD vehicle.
Although the sealed road ends outside the Beach House the road to Emmagen creek is still easily accessible by 2WD vehicles just take it slow and avoid the potholes.
When you arrive at the creek, which is hard to miss as not only is it signposted but the creek runs across the middle of the road. There will be a path to your left hand side through the rain forest which takes you to two different swimming holes.
The first swimming hole has a little stone beach which is perfect for catching some sun and even having a picnic.
This drive will take you about 20 minutes.