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Cape Tribulation

Travel Guide Oceania Australia Queensland Cape Tribulation

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Introduction

Palm view

Palm view

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Cape Tribulation is the furthest point that most tours get into the rainforest of Far North Queensland. Part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland, the rainforest here is thick, ancient and teems with wildlife. There is a range of activities here, including guided rainforest walks which are particularly recommended. Be aware that it is possible to get stuck in Cape Tribulation in summer, if the rain is particularly heavy, as the creeks rise up above the road. Be sure to give yourself a couple of days room to catch flights etc.

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Opening Hours

The area usually is open year round, though as the name suggests wet conditions can cause temporary problems in reaching the area from November to March.

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Getting There

By Train

Cairns is the closest city to reach the area. The following trains go to/from Cairns:

By Car

If you have your own car, you can make your way north from Cairns and Port Douglas towards the Daintree National Park, where you cross a small river (small fee as well). The road north from here towards Cape Tribulation runs through a magnificent green patch of rainforest before reaching the cape and its great beaches. It is sealed all the way. If you want to go further north towards Cooktown, you will need a 4wd vehicle. Cooktown can also be reached by an inland road that is sealed all the way.

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Sleep

For budget accommodation, PK's Jungle Village is the party option, whilst Ferntree Rainforest Lodge has more upscale 4-bed dorms and a lovely pool.

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Cape Trib Beach HouseMS 2041, Cape Tribulation, QLD, 4873Hostel83
Ferntree Rainforest HostelCamelot Close Cape Tribulation QLDHostel-
PK's Jungle VillageCape Tribulation RdHostel79
Daintree Crocodylus VillageLot 5 Buchanan Creek RdHostel76
The Epiphyte B & B22 Silkwood Rd Cow BayGUESTHOUSE-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -16.099955
  • Longitude: 145.459565

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