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EASY WALKS
EASY WALKS
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
LOOP CIRCUIT
LOOP CIRCUIT
INFORMATION STATION
INFORMATION STATION
VIEW FROM HEADLAND
VIEW FROM HEADLAND
GOANNA
GOANNA
KULKI SCENIC LOOKOUT
KULKI SCENIC LOOKOUT


Short Boardwalks

Updated: 04-May-2007

There are several boardwalks in the Cape Tribulation Section for visitors to enjoy. Three of the four short boardwalks, Marrdja, Dubuji and Kulki, are fully wheelchair-accessible. At the fourth boardwalk, Jindalba, wheelchair access to the creek is available from the exit end only, near the disabled park bays.

Marrdja “rainforest” or “jungle”– 1200m loop (45 minutes)
Grade: Easy (Wheelchair accessible)


The Marrdja Boardwalk is on the Daintree/Cape Tribulation Road, just north of Noah Creek.

You can spend from half and hour to half a day here. Every stage in the evolution of land plants for the last 400 million years is represented in a very small area at Marrdja. The path loops through rainforest and mangroves and out to a viewing platform over Noah Creek. The information signs along the botanical walk explain the evolution of land plants from the sea to the emergence of flowering plants, the break up of Gondwanan rainforests and the coming of humans.

Dubuji “place of spirits”– 1200m loop (45 minutes)
Grade: Easy (Wheelchair accessible)


The Dubuji Boardwalk is on the Daintree/Cape Tribulation Road and abuts Myall Beach. The carpark is signposted, not far south of the Kulki/Cape Tribulation turn off.

The 1.2 kilometre track begins at the carpark and meanders through the vine forest, mangroves, sedge swamps and fan palms of this special forest. Spring fed creeks flow through area, which supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life. There are many viewing areas along the path, allowing you to stop, read the information signs and take in the surrounding beauty at this popular destination.

Jindalba “foot of the mountain” – 650m loop (30 minutes)
Grade: Easy


The Jindalba Boardwalk is on the Daintree/Cape Tribulation Road, midway between the Cape Kimberley and Cow Bay Roads. Turn off into Tulip Oak Road and follow it to the end. There are toilets and picnic shelters here, and both a short loop and a long loop walk.

Jindalba is the traditional Kuku Yalanji people's name for this area. This 700 metre rainforest boardwalk circuit winds up the hill and sometimes reaches 4 metres off the ground. It offers some elevated views of this lowland rainforest, including king ferns and fig trees. The information signs explain the complexities of rainforest structure and ecological processes - how different species have evolved to survive in the rainforest environment.

This is a 'Cassowary hot spot'. If you see a Cassowary while you are here, do not approach closer than 10 metres and do not feed it. You may find Cassowary droppings here - a round 'plop' of many seeds with most of their outer soft coating removed. Cassowaries are vital in dispersing many seeds too large to be transported by other wildlife.

Kulki– 800m return (10 minutes)
Grade: Easy (Wheelchair accessible)

Follow the Daintree to Cape Tribulation Road. The Kulki - Cape Tribulation walk is well signposted at Cape Tribulation itself.

Kulki is the traditional name for this area. The short boardwalk is a very popular visitor site offering stunning views of the beach and coastal ranges where the rainforest meets the reef - two World Heritage Areas. The interpretive signs describe the World Heritage significance and history of the area and how it is important in different ways to a wide range of people.

You can walk from Kulki either over the headland and south along Myall beach or north to Emmagen Creek as long as the tide is not too high.

 

 

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