Australia’s Cape Tribulation is nestled in the Daintree Rainforest and surrounded by nature at its very best. The rainforest has World Heritage status, and is next to the stunning, world-famous Great Barrier Reef
. Visitors can enjoy nature on dry land and in the ocean deep, with a wide selection of Cape Tribulation accommodation to suit all tastes.
Needless to say, natural activities feature highly on the list of things to do in and around Cape Tribulation. You can go on a journey of discovery through the magnificent rainforest, and enjoy hiking, horse riding, and jeep rides. The rivers offer fabulous cruising opportunities, where you can try and spot fearsome crocodiles as well as a colourful assortment of bird life and rare plants. Cape Tribulation’s gorgeous and quiet beaches are perfect for some rest and relaxation with a cooling dip in the sea, and you can go snorkeling and diving at one of the world’s premier underwater attractions – the Great Barrier Reef.
You can enjoy some kayaking around Cape Tribulation, paddle in pretty creeks, hike the towering Mount Sorrow for some excellent views, and explore the mangrove swamps. A popular walking trail is along the Dubuij Boardwalk, so don’t skip that one either. Night lends itself to even more fabulous walking opportunities, where you can really get a different view of the rainforest and its nocturnal inhabitants.
There is access to Cape Tribulation at all times of the year and no matter what the weather is like. While there are tours available, many people opt to mainly travel around using their own car. The area attracts smaller numbers of people, and is therefore really rather refreshing! There is a great selection of local restaurants and cafes, all serving up a tempting selection of tasty fare. Our Cape Tribulation hotels suit all budgets, with rainforest eco retreats, plush resorts, and basic lodgings all on offer, so check them out below for the perfect stay in this beautiful corner of Queensland
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