Cape Tribulation is where the world’s oldest rainforest meets the largest coral reef.

Cape Tribulation is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Sites meet, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Cape Tribulation is the perfect mix of the tropical coastal area and the lush rainforest. Come visit for a day or a couple of days to relax and rewind.

How to get there

Cape Tribulation is about a two hour drive from Port Douglas. To reach Cape Tribulation you can drive or book a guided tour. You can hire a car if you don’t have one to make the trip up to Cape Tribulation.

What to see

Cape Tribulation has so much to offer for new and frequent travellers. There is always something new to see with the ancient rainforest and the largest coral reef right at your fingertips.

  • Daintree Rainforest

    The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world and is believed to be over 130 million years old! Discover more of the rainforest by doing self guided rainforest walks or join the Daintree River cruise. You’ll see ancient plants, tall trees, and spot all kinds of wildlife.

  • Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef sits right alongside Cape Tribulation. You can go snorkelling or scuba diving in the reef and see all kinds of marine creatures and the colourful coral. There are half day tours to pick from to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the largest coral reef system in the world.

  • Myall Beach

    Take a stroll along the stunning Myall Beach with the soft sands and the gorgeous blue waters. There are piers, marinas, and some walkways by the beach. The water may look delightful, but it’s best to not swim at this beach due to crocodiles and jellyfish.

  • Mason’s Swimming Hole

    Mason’s Swimming Hole is the place to go on a hot summer day. There’s a nearby cafe to enjoy a meal and a drink in between swimming. The swimming hole is surrounded by the lush rainforest, keeping the water cool across the year.

  • Cape Tribulation Beach

    Cape Tribulation Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area. The tropical sandy beach has views of the Great Barrier Reef waters and the lush Daintree Rainforest.  At the beach, you can walk and enjoy the views or go kayaking.


Cape Tribulation has a great selection of restaurants, bars, and cafes that provide takeaway and are suitable for families.

  • Mason’s Cafe

    Mason’s Cafe focuses on trying to source locally with tea and coffee, fish, crocodile, and Jakfruit. Most of the food is made fresh and onsite making it known it’s delicious, good food.

    Mason’s Cafe is also nearby Mason’s Swimming Hole which is a freshwater swimming spot that’s perfect for cooling off.

  • Whet Cafe Bar Restaurant

    Whet is one of the popular restaurants in Cape Tribulation where it’s essential to book during peak season. Whet offers different cuisines, including fresh seafood. You can expect the food to be locally produced, fresh, and amazing in flavours.

  • Turtle Rock Cafe

    Turtle Rock Cafe produces delicious local meals all year round. From tasty seafood, sweet breakfast options, and coffee. You can dine during breakfast or lunch, or you can grab something from the takeaway menu.


Cape Tribulation has accommodations suiting everyone’s budgets. You can book a relaxing stay or go for a budget friendly option.

  • Cape Trib Beach House

    Enjoy a relaxing stay at Cape Trib Beach House in one of the spacious cabins. All cabins include air conditioning, tea and coffee, a fridge, a shared or a private balcony, and an ensuite bathroom.

    Onsite all guests have access to the outdoor swimming pool and the restaurant that serves delicious meals from various cuisines.

  • Ferntree Rainforest Hotel

    In the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, the Ferntree Rainforest Hotel is the perfect place to go to relax and rewind. The hotel has beautiful and spacious lofts, cabins, and rooms. All options have an ensuite, ceiling fans, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private balcony or porch.

    There is also the Cassowary Restaurant that is open early morning serving coffee and meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Cape Tribulation Camping

    With powered and unpowered sites, Cape Tribulation Camping is suitable for those travelling with any camping setup. There are also private camping locations including one in the rainforest and one by the beach.

    Guests are welcome to use the camp kitchens and the amenity block which has showers, toilets, and laundry. There is also the onsite Sandbar Cafe that is opening at different times during the day. The cafe has delicious coffee, pizzas, and cocktails.

  • PK’s Jungle Village

    PK’s Jungle Village is a great budget friendly backpackers place with shared dorms, private cabins, and a campsite available. Onsite you’ll have access to the restaurant and bar, and the swimming pool to cool off on a hot day.

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