Daintree and Cape Tribulation

The Cape Tribulation headland is where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, these UNESCO World Heritage Sites offer lots to see and do for visitors who love to reconnect with nature and explore further.

Daintree Rainforest

Immerse yourself in a real-life Jurassic Park where dinosaur-like birds still roam free. The lush rainforest thrives with wildlife, history and 1200 square kilometers of green wilderness, making it one of the most complex ecosystems in the world. Take me to the Daintree Rainforest.

Wildlife

The terrain is rugged and untouched making it perfect for spotting the elusive cassowary. You can even see fresh water turtles, forest dragons and the Ulysses butterflies.

Culture and heritage

The custodians of the region, the Kuku Yalanji people have called this area home for over 50,000 years. Today, descendants look after the land and practice traditional hunting and gathering methods. You can take a tour with local Indigenous guides to learn more about the rainforest and the reef and what it means to the traditional owners.

Things to do

Swing through the Daintree Rainforest canopy on a zipline, kayak along the clear protected waters or join a guided walk to get acquainted with peppermint stick insects and ancient plants and ferns. And then venture further beyond Cape Tribulation in a four-wheel-drive to discover the Bloomfield Falls and beyond.

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Thornton Beach Bungalows

Thornton Beach, Douglas Area
From AU$110 - 120
Thornton Beach Bungalows are just across the road from one of the best beaches on the Daintree Coast. Both bungalows offer comfortable accommodation for up to two people, a perfect escape for a romantic weekend or week away.

Cow Bay Homestay Bed and Breakfast

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
From AU$210 - 210
Cow Bay Homestay is a unique designed B and B in the famous Daintree Rainforest. Just 10 minutes from Cow Bay Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. The pole home has a large deck - great for bird watching and lots of butterflies - deep verandas and polished timber floors.

Safari Lodge

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
From AU$15 - 90
Far away from the stresses of city life, with no mobile phones and televisions, the Safari Lodge sits happily between two world heritage areas, the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the tropical Daintree Rainforest.

Daintree Secrets Waterfall Sanctuary

Diwan, Douglas Area
From AU$425 - 515
Daintree Secrets is the only property in the Daintree area with it's own private swimming hole and waterfalls - right at the end of your veranda! Conveniently located close to all the local cafe's, restaurants and tourist attractions, but so secluded that you probably will not want to leave.

Lync-Haven Rainforest Retreat

Diwan, Douglas Area
From AU$28 - 150
Lync Haven Rainforest Retreat Motel, Camping and Wildlife Experience in the Daintree, is a well established, family friendly and affordable rainforest property in Cape Tribulation, Tropical North Queensland.

Daintree Wilderness Lodge

Diwan, Douglas Area
From AU$310 - 400
Nestled amongst world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, Daintree Wilderness Lodge provides their guests with a true rainforest experience, set right in the Daintree area. With boutique style accommodation, personalised service and friendly atmosphere, Daintree Wilderness Lodge is tailored towards couples.

Heritage Lodge and Spa - In the Daintree

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
From AU$220 - 330
Heritage Lodge and Spa 'In the Daintree' is located 18 kilometres over the Daintree River, almost exactly at the midpoint of the Daintree Cape Tribulation rainforest coast. This section of the Daintree Rainforest is where the world's most ancient rainforest meets the reef.
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