Backpacking Cape Tribulation & Daintree

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    EXPLORE THE LUSH RAINFOREST AND SPECTACULAR SCENERY, SUCH AS MOSMAN GORGE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    GO HORSE RIDING ALONG THE WHITE SANDY BEACHES AND SEE WHERE THE RAINFOREST MEETS THE REEF: Photo courtesy Tourism Queensland
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    TRY JUNGLE SURFING TO SEE THE RAINFOREST FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW: Photo courtesy Tourism Queensland
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Cape Tribulation & Daintree Highlights

  • An area of stunning beauty with rugged mountain ranges covered with beautiful rainforest that rise sharply behind the narrow coastal strip, named the place where the rainforest meets the reef.

  • Chill out on one of the secluded sandy beaches.

  • Explore the spectacular rainforest on an organised tour or boat cruise.

  • See some of the local wildlife including saltwater crocodiles.

  • Go diving or snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, which is right on your doorstep and see the amazing array of marine life and stunning underwater landscapes.

  • Go jungle surfing, where you fly through the canopy of the rainforest on flying foxes.

  • Visit the Daintree Discovery Centre, where you can learn all about the rainforest and view it from the Aerial Walkway and Canopy Tower.

  • Go for a swim in the cool waters at the beautiful Mossman Gorge.

About Cape Tribulation & Daintree

The Daintree Coast, including Cape Tribulation, is an area of stunning beauty. The area contains rugged mountain ranges, which are covered with beautiful lush rainforest that rise sharply behind the narrow coastal strip, It is known as the place where the rainforest meets the reef.

The Daintree area is quite widespread. At the southern end is the stunning Mossman Gorge, which is a perfect place to go for a swim in the cool waters in the warm North Queensland climate.  

A little further north is the Daintree River, where you can take tours to explore the beauty of the area, or see some of the local saltwater crocodiles.

The road then goes from here up to Cape Tribulation. Along this road you will witness some spectacular and beautiful scenery and you will come across some magnificent coastline with stunning beaches.
Beyond Cape Tribulation, the road is poor quality and is only accessible by 4WD.

The Daintree also has the Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep and you can access this easily with one of the local tour companies.

The most popular time to visit this area is July and August when it is usually the dry season. However, to avoid the crowds, visiting from September to November and sometimes other months of the year can also be a good time to visit depending on the weather.

Orientation Map for Cape Tribulation & Daintree

Daintree Tourist Information Centre

3 Stewart St
Daintree QLD 4873
Phone (07) 4098 6120
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