Cape Tribulation: Where the rainforest meets the Reef

March 27, 2024
By Patrick Cros

Cut off from visitors for three months after Cyclone Jasper hit the area, Cape Tribulation reopened to the public on March 27th. It’s the opportunity to (re) discover one of the only places in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage sites collide.

It's great news after a three-month wait: Cape Tribulation is once again accessible to travelers in Far North Queensland. This unique region provides easy access to two beautiful World Heritage-listed sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Accommodation providers have reopened, and many experiences are operating again like Treetops Cape Tribulation (since the 29th of March), offering a two-hour guided ziplining tour 50 feet above the ground through the rainforest, with some amazing views on the Coral Sea.

A unique destination

Starting 35 kilometers north of the Daintree River Ferry, Cape Tribulation is a place to have epic off-road adventures, hike or mountain bike ride through rainforest tracks, or dip in the chilled rainforest swimming holes. Ancient stories whisper here through the leaves of this ancient region and forest, just as they have for thousands of years. It’s time to exhale as you emerge from the rainforest to isolated beaches, with the fringing Great Barrier Reef only a toe-dip away.

The Cape Tribulation valley resembles a giant amphitheater, with a semicircle of hills dominated by Mt. Sorrow (850m) and Mt. Hemmant (1000m). The southeastern rain, trapped by this valley, results in a tropical climate ideal for a rich vegetation and to grow rare tropical fruit you can taste at Cape Trib Farm.

North of Cape Tribulation, the Bloomfield Track continues to Cooktown and is suitable for 4WD only.

Discover Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation Package

Our Goway team is at your disposal to create a tailor-made journey suited to your clients. Additionally, you will find on the Goway booking system an offer for a package: DISCOVER PORT DOUGLAS PACKAGE, which includes a day tour in Cape Tribulation (Ref. PTDPKGOWPKADISECO / PTDPKGOWPKADISMOD or PTDPKGOWPKADISSUP, depending on the hotel category):

Day 1 – Arrive in Cairns

Arrive at Cairns Airport and be transferred by private vehicle to your Port Douglas accommodation.

Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Enjoy a stroll along Macrossan Street, where you can find shopping, cafes, and restaurants, or along the beautiful sandy Four Mile Beach.

Optional: Flames of the Forest Dining Experience, amidst the enchantment of the rainforest.

Day 2 – Outer Barrier Reef

Escape today into a world of surprises to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The catamaran takes you to Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ‘ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognized as the most pristine ecosystems in the reef's environment. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth, and supports spectacular marine life.

Day 3 – Cape Tribulation and Daintree

Enjoy a day exploring the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation region in a custom-built 4WD air-conditioned vehicle, with a naturalist guide.

Travel on the rugged Bloomfield Track, spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, learn about the flora, fauna, and the history of the Daintree on a guided boardwalk tour, take a ride through a World Heritage-listed rainforest, visit Cape Tribulation Beach, and enjoy a homemade Daintree ice-cream on your journey back.

Day 4 – Cairns

Private transfer to Cairns Airport for your departure.


- 3 nights accommodation

- Full Day Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

- Full-day Cape Tribulation & Daintree Tour

- Private transfers from/to Cairns Airport to the hotel

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