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Things to do in Daintree - Cape Tribulation
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Daintree - Cape Tribulation Attractions

A few hours north of Cairns, Daintree is a quiet and relaxing kind of place, a far cry from the mass tourism of some of Queensland’s other destinations. Lying within the national park, Cape Tribulation is a very popular day trip, with a number of facilities for those that visit. The whole park contains lowland and upland tropical rainforest with an incredible array of biodiversity. Keep your eyes peeled for the large cassowaries as they amble through the forest. These large non-flying birds are unique to Australia. You can also spot saltwater crocodiles, but of course, don’t get too close. There are beaches here with crystal clear waters and the Great Barrier Reef lies just off the coast.

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Cape Tribulation Beach - Lying just off the paved road, this beautiful beach boasts white sand and impossibly clear waters. Visit when the tide is coming in for the best experience.

Great Barrier Reef - One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef sits just off the coast. Explore on an ocean safari or snorkel or dive to discover the depths.

Cooktown - A small village on the Cape York Peninsula where Captain Cook and his crew spent almost 50 days repairing their boat after a collision with an offshore reef.

Myall Beach - With Mt. Sorrow looming in the background, this reef-fringed beach is another of the area’s highlights. Great for swimming when the conditions are right.

Things to See in Daintree Cape Tribulation

This isolated paradise is well off the tourist trail, retaining its pristine charm and wilderness qualities. Watch out for cassowaries, as they roam freely here, and the presence of saltwater crocodiles should keep you on your toes too. With lush rainforests backing beautiful beaches like Myall and Cape Tribulation, it’s a truly stunning landscape. Be warned, there is no public transport this far north so you’ll need your own vehicle if you really want to explore. Visit Cow Bay or head up into the hills of the Noah Range.

Things to Do in Daintree Cape Tribulation

Go on an ocean safari and explore the majestic Great Barrier Reef, one of the most iconic natural attractions on the planet. Strap on a snorkel and explore beneath the water, swimming past huge coral formations and brightly coloured tropical fish. You might also be lucky enough to see a few sea turtles. Myall beach is great for swimming when conditions are right and the powdery beach at Cape Tribulation is another must visit. Stop off at the Daintree Discovery Centre to learn more about the flora and fauna, and to increase your chances of seeing a cassowary. Go on an interactive rainforest walk with an Aboriginal guide and discover how people have lived off these forests for thousands of generations.

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