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7 Night Ultimate Port & Rainforest Escape
The Port Douglas and Rainforest Escape is perfect for couples. From Australia's finest beachfront oasis to rare Rainforest wilderness your six night getaway will be a magnificent tropical experience.

7 Night Luxury Package

* 4 nights Sheraton Mirage
* 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge
* Full Breakfast Daily
* River canoes & mountain bikes
FROM $1276 Per Person
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Luxury Eco Nature Escape
Luxury Eco Nature Escape includes 3 nights of absolute luxury in a Treehouse at Silky Oaks Lodge and a day under the warm tropical skies exploring beautiful coral gardens on the Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef.

RAINFOREST & REEF

3 NIGHTS SILKY OAKS LODGE
*FULL BREAKFAST DAILY
*QUICKSILVER OUTER REEF
*SEMI SUBMARINE
*GLASS BOTTOM BOAT

FROM $867 Per Person
3 NIGHT PACKAGE
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Wait-a-While in the Daintree
Wait-a-While is a stunning, secluded pole framed timber house in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest

Sleeps up to 9 people

*3 BEDROOM HOLIDAY HOUSE
*SELF CONTAINED
*STUNNING POLE HOUSE
*500 SQUARE METRES
*INTERNET
FROM $390 Per Night
DAINTREE HOLIDAY HOUSE
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*Pet friendly
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Cape Trib, Reef, Waterfalls Backpacker
6 NIGHT BACKPACKER CIRCUIT Non-stop thrills on the reef and rainforest, this popular package is fantastic fun and a budget saver! Canoe in jungle crater lakes, snorkel the reef and spot turtles...

- 1 night Cape Tribulation
- Mossman Gorge
- Daintree River Cruise
- Evolution Outer Reef
- Swim in Waterfalls
- 1 night Yungaburra
- Canoe & Mountain bike
- 4 nights Gilligans, Cairns
FROM $706 Per Person
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Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

Budget Resort set within tropical gardens
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Ideal for families
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Ferntree Rainforest Lodge is set back in the heart of a lush rainforest, guests are a short stroll from the beach and spectacular mangrove boardwalks. The Rainforest Lodge features low, pitched buildings that are set harmoniously within a dense, green landscape.

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Cape Trib Beach House

The ONLY Beachfront accom. in Cape Trib
  • Beach cabins & share rooms
  • Rainforest Pool, Bar & Bistro
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Cape Trib Beach House is located right where the rainforest meets the reef.  It makes the perfect base to explore the wonders of reef and rainforest. Here you will find a variety of accommodation options including Rainforest dorm rooms with 5 single beds through to private cabins and family rooms.  ...more info

Cascades Roundhouse

Two Bedroom Holiday House
  • 360 degree views of the rainforest
  • Private Creek with waterfalls and Natural Spa
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Situated perfectly alongside the spring fed creek, The Round House has a 360 degree view of the rainforest and surrounds, and with native fauna moving throughout the property this is an advantage as you sit and unwind into your holiday...more info

Cockatoo Hill Retreat

Private Rainforest Tree Houses
  • Superb views in paradise
  • Beautiful boutique resort
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Cockatoo Hill Retreat is paradise found.  Carmen has created a special private boutique resort on a secluded rainforest ridge with only 4 rooms handcrafted from local timbers.  Each villa has breathtaking views over the Coral Sea and Rainforest.  Here you can appreciate the spirit of this World Heritage Rainforest...more info

Daintree Cascades Cottage

One Bedroom Eco Retreat
  • Ideal Romantic Retreat
  • Private Waterfalls | Natural Spa Pool
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Daintree Cascades is a completely self-sufficient and eco-friendly property run from hydro-electrics from the creek which passes directly by the retreat.  This property is very comfortable and a perfect romantic getaway

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Cape Tribulation

The Daintree is a loose term used to describe the extensive region that stretches from Mossman Gorge in the south, to the Bloomfield River in the north. To put things into perspective; the 'Daintree National Park' stretches from Mossman Gorge to the Bloomfield River and forms part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland. The 'Daintree Coast' is a pocket of coastline that stretches from the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation. 'Cape Tribulation' is a headland and locality situated 35 kilometres north of the Daintree River Ferry. Noah
Range is the last range before you reach the Cape Tribulation area. You can capture great views of the Cape Tribulation headland and fringing reefs as you descend from the Noah Range into the Cape Trib valley. Cape Tribulation has become an icon to many people, as it is the only place known on Earth where two World Heritage areas exist side by side, fondly referred to as 'where the rainforest meets the reef'. Cape Tribulation extends north along the Bloomfield Track as far as Bloomfield River. Access is suitable for 4WD only.

 

History

Cape Tribulation was named by British explorer, Captain James Cook, after his ship the Endeavour ran aground, on what is now named Endeavour Reef. He then named the point he had chartered earlier in the day "Cape Tribulation", as this is where all his trials and tribulations began. The mountain behind he named "Mount Sorrow", and a bay to the north where they rested while towing the ship up the coast with row boats was named "Weary Bay". The Mason family was part of the first group of Europeans to settle Cape Tribulation in 1931 and progressively tried to earn a living from fruit and vegetables, timber cutting and cattle. Cape Tribulation really became famous when in 1982 the Douglas Shire Council began bulldozing a track through the coastal lowland rainforest from Cape Tribulation north to the Bloomfield River. The controversial Bloomfield Track attracted protesters from everywhere; the uproar was a deciding factor in having the Daintree National Park internationally recognised as a significant natural area. In 1988 UNESCO declared Cape Tribulation National Park a World Heritage Area because of its outstanding value and beauty, once again local and state government protested to no avail.

 

Locality

Cape Tribulation is the most northern settlement of the Daintree region. At the 2006 census, Cape Tribulation had a population of 101. Surrounded by a national park, visitors can enjoy bushwalking, night spotting for wildlife, a variety of rainforest adventures and exploration of the fringing reefs. A small tourism hub is centered around Cape Tribulation. Shops and services at Cape Tribulation include PK'S Jungle Village, a pharmacy, bottleshop, take-away food, cafe, research centre and Friendly Grocer Supermarket. The Cape Trib Tourist Information Centre and Mason's Shop is situated on arrival into Cape Tribulation. Featuring a bottleshop, grocery store and cafe. There is also a beautiful large freshwater swimming hole that can be acessed from the shop too. Mason's offer guided day & night walks on their private land which adjoins the Daintree National Park and Wet Tropics World
Heritage Area. The land is owned by The Mason Family and is accessible by guided tours only. These real rainforest tracks resemble an Aboriginal Road that would have existed here before the arrival of Europeans.

 

Accommodation

Cape Tribulation itself contains a small number of eco lodges, rainforest retreats and backpacker hostels.

Cape Trib Beach House
The Cape Trib Beach House is the only beachfront accommodation located in Cape Trib. Here you will find timber cabins nestled amongst tropical Rainforest. Suitable for all budgets, cabins range from simple dorm style accommodation, to family cabins and
romantic couples retreats. Onsite facilities include a cafe, bistro & bar, plus self catering facilities and activities such as Internet Café, pool table, family games and a large salt water swimming pool with decking for sunbaking. Cape Trib Beach House is the perfect base for exploring the fringing reefs, where the rainforest meets the reef.

Cape Trib Sanctuary
The Cape Trib Sanctuary is a luxury executive four bedroom tropical house designed by award winning architect Chris Van Dyke. It has exceptional views from every room in the house and offers total privacy and seclusion. This property is for the discerning traveler who seeks comfort, simplicity and above all privacy. Situated only 3 minutes from the local café, shops and restaurants in the Cape Tribulation Village, and a short 2 minute walk to your own tropical white sand beach. The Sanctuary has private hiking trails, swimming holes and secluded mountain streams flowing through the property.

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Cape Trib Beach House - Rainforest cabins to suit all budgets
Cape Tribulation Sanctuary - Four Bedroom Luxury Private House

 

Getting There

From Cairns and Port Douglas take the Captain Cook Hwy heading north. Stop in at Mossman for some last minute supplies before reaching the Daintree River crossing. After crossing the Daintree River Ferry, journey through some of the world's oldest surviving rainforest, crossing fresh water creeks and journeying along a myrid of landscapes through to Cape Tribulation.

These times are driving times only and do not include the time for stops:-

Daintree Ferry to Mossman: 20 mins
Daintree Ferry to Cow Bay: 20 mins
Daintree Ferry to Daintree Village: 10 mins
Daintree Ferry to Cape Trib: 50 mins
Daintree Village to Mossman: 30 mins
Daintree Village to Cape Trib: 60 mins
Daintree Village to Cairns: 90 mins
Cow Bay to Cooper Creek: 10 mins
Cow Bay to Cape Tribulation: 20 mins
Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield: 60 mins
Cape Tribulation to Cooktown: 2¼ hrs
Cape Tribulation to Mossman: 70 mins
Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas: 90 mins
Cape Tribulation to Cairns: 2¼ hrs

 

How long should we stay at Cape Tribulation?

If you are in a hurry then at least one night will allow you to make the most of exploring the region. Three nights will give you an adequate rainforest experience. If you would like to fill your days with action-packed adventures, then you can probably find enough activity to warrent a five night stay. If you are looking for a destination where you can switch off, reconnect with nature and completely relax then seven nights is a must.

 

Activities in Cape Tribulation

There are plenty of activities in Cape Tribulation to provide you with a wide and varied rainforest experience. They all offer an appreciation to our land, and allow you discover further the marvels of this region.

Paddle Trek

Explore where the rainforest meets the reef from another perspective. A kayaking trip will allow you to view the sheer magnificence of the rainforest clad mountains, as they descend onto the shore and meet with the fringing reef. Your experienced local guide will lead you around the magnificent Cape Trib headland, whilst looking out for marine wildlife along the way. Sea Kaying is a fantastic eco trip which allows you to explore tropical beaches, fringing reef, mangroves and marine wildlife in a relaxed and special environment.

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Cape Trib Paddle Trek - Sunrise/Sunset Sea Kayaking

 

Jungle Canopy Surfing

Jungle Surfing is a unique eco-adventure where your feet don’t touch the ground! Fly through the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at five tree platforms taking in spectacular bird’s eye views over the treetops. A guide will greet you, connect you safely to the tree, and introduce you to different elements of the forest before sending you on your way to the next platform. This fun, educational, all weather experience is suitable for all ages from 3 to 103. This is certainly a unique way to see the rainforest up close.

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Jungle Canopy Surfing

 

The Bat House

Visitors to Cape Tribulation will be amazed after having met one of the more fascinating inhabitants of the rainforest - a flying fox. As rainforest ambassadors, they are unrivalled - friendly, intelligent and definitely with personality plus. These primates are mostly orphaned bats through tick paralysis, in areas of the Atherton Tableland to the west of Cairns. The Bat House provides environmental and tourist information on the region, as well as highlighting the research activities of the Station. Proceeds from the Bat House fund the research activities of the Cape Tribulation Tropical Research Station, feed the resident fox colony and help the yearly rescue of spectacled flying foxes.

 

Cape Trib Horserides

Enjoy the breathtaking Cape Tribulation scenery as you meander your way through the oldest living rainforest in the world. Cape Trib Horserides will lead you on a trail through cane paddocks and ancient rainforest, crossing streams and onto spectacular Cape Trib Beach. Cape Trib Horserides caters for beginners, intermediate and experience riders on a group of very friendly, well trained horses and is the only horse riding available in the Cape Tribulation area. 

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Cape Trib Horserides - Half Day Beach Ride

 

Ocean Safari

Ocean Safari is a half day eco certified tour that departs Cape Tribulation twice daily, and allows for a minimum of two hours to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Included just a short 30 minute ride away, is the opportunity to visit two spectacular reef locations. Taking a maximum of 25 passengers, this personalised tour includes all equipment and a Reef Interpretation and marine birdlife eco-appreciation presentation.

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Half Day Eco Snorkel Adventure

 

Cape Trib Lookout Walk

Kulki—600 m return (10 mins) Grade: easy
The Kulki day-use area has a boardwalk which leads from the picnic area to a viewing platform on the Cape, providing breathtaking views of the coastal mountains, beach and fringing reef. It is also possible to walk from the Kulki car park to the beautiful Myall Beach (south of the Cape Tribulation headland). Toilets and picnic tables are provided.

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Romantic Reef & Rainforest
Romantic Reef and Rainforest Package From rare rainforest wilderness to a tranquil beach paradise your getaway will be one of elegance and ease.

LUXURY 6 NIGHT PACKAGE

*3 nights Green Island Resort
*3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge
*Full Breakfast daily
*Barrier Reef Pontoon trip
*Semi Submarine tour
*River Canoes
*Mountain bikes etc;
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Ocean Safari
Ocean Safari experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkelling two pristine reef locations off the Daintree coast at Cape Tribulation.

SNORKEL GREAT BARRIER REEF

*Two departures daily
*Maximum 25 passengers
*Reef & Marine Life presentations
*Two reef sites
FROM $139 Per Adult
CAPE TRIBULATION
TRANSFERS INCLUDED
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Cascades Roundhouse
Daintree Roundhouse 360 degree view of the rainforest and perfectly located on a spring fed creek.

Ideal Romantic Getaway

*Private Waterfalls
*Natural Spa Pools
*Heart of Rainforest
*Tropical Clear Streams
*Romantic!
FROM $350 Per Night
Sleeps 4
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Jungle Canopy Surfing
Jungle Surfing Fly with the birds and tree kangaroos, as you glide up through & above the rainforest canopy along a series of flying fox cables.

JUNGLE SURFING

* Very limited availability
* Must be pre-booked
* Spectacular Views
* Fun for all ages
* Cape Trib transfers included
FROM $105 Per Person
8 DEPARTURES DAILY
2 HOUR TOUR
Children 3 years and older can participate.
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Daintree Wilderness Lodge
Daintree Wilderness Lodge is an intimate lodge situated north of the Daintree within an ancient Fan Palm forest.

STAY 3 NIGHTS & SAVE!

*COOKED BREAKFAST
*NATURE WALK
*ONLY 7 BUNGALOWS
*ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY
FROM $270 Per Night
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Dan's Mountain Biking- Cape Trib
Mountain biking at Cape Tribulation is a fun and active way to explore the tropical rainforest. There are plenty of mountain streams to stop, cool off and refresh yourself

You'll get sweaty!

* You'll get dirty!
* You may even get wet!
* But you'll also get hooked!
FROM $185 Per Person

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Bruce's Croc Cruise
Sit back and enjoy the commentary on this spectacular Daintree River Cruise. Bring your camera and cruise on the stunning Daintree River.

DAINTREE RIVER CRUISE

*One hour river cruise
*4pm cruise most popular
*Environmentally friendly
*98% chance of seeing Crocs
*Plenty of wildlife
*Binoculars included
*Daintree Tea & coffee
FROM $30 Per Person

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Cockatoo Hill Retreat
Cockatoo Hill Retreat boutique rainforest resort, a secret paradise perched between Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas offering four exclusive tree lodges.

The perfect escape...

*Awake to chorus of birds
*Sunrise over the coral Sea
*Tropical breakfast daily
FROM $350 Per Night

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