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  • Address: Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation 4873, Australia
The remote coastline of Cape Tribulation is a gem of Queensland’s Tropical North, with miles of sun-bleached sands lapped by turquoise waters and fringed by lush rainforest. Not only is the coastal area part of the Daintree National Park, but it’s also the meeting point of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the exotic wilderness of Daintree Rainforest and the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef. 

The Basics
The deserted landscapes of Cape Tribulation are ripe for exploring, whether you want to snorkel or scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, venture into the rainforest on a 4WD safari, or soar overhead in a helicopter. Full-day tours run from Cairns or Port Douglas, and often combine a visit to Cape Tribulation’s beaches with regional highlights such as Mossman Gorge, the Marrdja Boardwalk, the Alexandra Range Lookout, or the Bloomfield Track.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) in the summer months, so be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as well as insect repellent, comfortable shoes, and a swimsuit.
  • Cape Tribulation is a UNESCO-listed conservation area, so stick to designated areas and follow posted rules to avoid disturbing the natural environment.
  • Facilities at Cape Tribulation’s beaches include restrooms, a bar and café, and picnic areas.
How to Get There
Cape Tribulation is located in Daintree Rainforest National Park in North Queensland, around 86 miles (140 kilometers) north of Cairns or 52 miles (83 kilometers) north of Port Douglas. The best way to visit is by car or as part of an organized 4WD or coach tour. 
 
When to Get There
The most popular time to visit Cape Tribulation is during the dry season (April through October), when the weather is cooler and less humid. There are fewer crowds in the wet season (November through March), but you’ll need to keep an eye on the weather forecast for flash floods and box jellyfish, which can be prevalent during this time. 

Outdoor activities Around Cape Tribulation
When you’ve finished swimming and snorkeling along the beach, set out to hike through the Daintree Rainforest. Here you can zip through the trees on a jungle surfing canopy tour, saddle up to explore the Cape Trib rainforest on horseback, or spot wildlife on a Daintree River cruise or guided walk through the forest.

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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas, ... 
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Marvel at the natural beauty of Cape Tribulation and its surrounding attractions on a day trip from Cairns and Port Douglas. Get ready for a day of native ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.96
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour, Cairns & the ... 
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

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Explore the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation with an expert naturalist guide. Traveling by a specially designed ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.07
Cape Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour, Cairns & the ... 
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Cape Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour

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Take a day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas to cruise the Daintree River and explore the Cape Tribulation rainforest. You'll have free time at Cape ...  Read more

Location: Cairns or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $154.04
Small-Group Daintree Rainforest Tour, Cairns & the Tropical North, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Small-Group Daintree Rainforest Tour

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Join this small-group, 1-day tour to the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, traveling from Cairns, Palm Cove, or Port Douglas. Led by your guide, spot ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Private Small-Group Daintree Wanderer Tour, Cairns & the Tropical North, Day Trips
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Private Small-Group Daintree Wanderer Tour

Join a private tour to the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. Led by a local and knowledgeable guide, this tour includes a crocodile cruise along the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $958.06
Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas, Cairns & the ... 
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Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Check out Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living jungle on the planet, on this 12-hour tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. You'll have the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.77
Lizard Island Helicopter Tour from Cairns Including Snorkling on the Great Barrier Reef and Picnic ... 
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Lizard Island Helicopter Tour from Cairns Including Snorkling on the Great Barrier Reef and Picnic Lunch

Departing Cairns, fly north over the lush rainforests of Mossman Gorge and the stunning Daintree National Park, the oldest living rainforest on the planet. ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $1,622.39
Cairns Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation 2-Day Tour, Cairns & the Tropical North, ... 
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Cairns Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation 2-Day Tour

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Enjoy a 2-day guided tour of Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest from Cairns, Palm Cove, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas. Explore the stunning views of ...  Read more

Location: Cairns City, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $141.27
Full Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tour, Port Douglas, Nature & Wildlife
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Full Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tour

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Experience the magnificent and untouched UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest in the world, on a day trip from Port ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.53
Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour, Cairns ... 
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Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

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Travel from Cairns or Port Douglas along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads to Cape Tribulation in World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.50

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