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Cape Tribulation, QLD

Cape Tribulation is an area north of Daintree, which is the end of the bitumen. The Daintree Ferry provides access into the Cape Tribulation area. This is accessible by conventional vehicles except during periods of heavy rain. Coach tours and a bus service also visit this area. Some hire car companies insist on four wheel drive vehicles.

Cape Tribulation

After crossing the Daintree Ferry you travel through lowland and tropical rainforest passing road junctions for Cape Kimberley and Cow Bay. There are some excellent coastal views and several tourist attractions. The road runs over several high capes and alongside attractive beaches. Camping spots and accommodation are available. A small general store is located at Cow Bay. Limited fuel access is available.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital):1867 Kilometres north.

See the magical Daintree

A naturalist’s paradise, this World Heritage region is recognised for its superb wildlife, and eco-tourism operators provide itineraries offering fascinating insights into the creatures that inhabit this remote and beautiful river-system.

On the Daintree River, cruise boats glide between the jungle homes of birds, animals and reptiles including large crocodiles and pythons.

After the ferry crossing, the coastal road continues north over tidal rivers and creeks and through small settlements to the renowned wilderness areas of Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls. Cape Tribulation is the most northern settlement of the region and surrounded by a national park where visitors can enjoy bushwalking, night spotting for wildlife and visit the Bloomfield Falls.


Between the Daintree and Bloomfield Rivers, the forest slopes of Cape Tribulation National Park plunge to the waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, where reefs grow almost to the seashore.

Nearest Airport: Port Douglas

Where to stay?


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Nature based

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Cruising
  • Driving
  • Horse Riding
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Skydiving
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • National Park
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Rainforest
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach
  • Fishing - Trout/Fly
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Reef
  • World Heritage

About Cape Tribulation

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Cape Tribulation Postcode: 4873
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
  • Latitude: -16.09996
  • Longitude: 145.45957
  • Elevation: 12m
  • Population: 118
  • Median Income: $32552
  • Area (Sq/km): 110.808
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Tours In Cape Tribulation

Discover some of the tours options around Cape Tribulation

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Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

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Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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