Things to Do in Cape Tribulation
- 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.
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.
Sprawling over more than 360,000 hectares, the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia form one of Australia’s most important ecological sites, famed for its abundance of rare and endangered wildlife.
Protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Gondwana rainforest areas are mostly found along the coastal region of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales and encompass more than 50 national parks, forests and reserves.
The most visited Gondwana Rainforests include the Lamington National Park, Tamborine Mountain National Park and Border Ranges National Park in Queensland, and Springbrook National Park, Dorrigo National Park and Mount Warning National Park in New South Wales. Within the parks, hiking, climbing and camping are among the favorite pastimes of visitors, with a vast network of walking trails and an abundance of natural landmarks, including the mighty Tweed Volcano. For nature enthusiasts, the main draw is the spectacular variety of wildlife, including endemic species like Hastings river mouse, spotted-tailed quoll and mountain tree frog, and rare birds including wompoo dove, marbled frogmouth and lyre bird.