How many days do you need in Cape Tribulation?

How many days do you need in Cape Tribulation?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/23/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Explore a tropical paradise in the northeast of Queensland.

Cape Tribulation has it all for a tropical getaway – beautiful beaches, Australian wildlife, and the neighbouring rainforest. With so much to see and do in the area, most people recommend a stay of anywhere between three to five days. But you can still do a lot in just two days when you are in Cape Tribulation.

When you are staying in the beautiful area, here are some ideas for things to do during your stay in Cape Tribulation!

Cape Tribulation Beach

Cape Tribulation Beach is the main beach in the area. The best part about this beach is the fact the Daintree Rainforest is connected to the beach. So, you will get a view of the pristine sea, but also you can enjoy the rainforest behind you. This is by far the most popular beach in Cape Tribulation so get ready for it to be crowded during peak times!
When you’re at the beach you can take a walk and stop off at the Cape Tribulation Beach House. The Beach House has food and drinks you can purchase enjoy while you soak up the paradise life. Or you can kayak around the coastline on the beach.

Mount Alexandra Lookout

Mount Alexandra Lookout is one of the best photo opportunities in the area. It gives you an incredible view of the Daintree Rainforest. At this lookout, you can really see where the rainforest meets the coastline. When it’s a beautiful day, be sure you make your way to this lookout to take in the incredible view.

Daintree Rainforest

When in Cape Tribulation, a lot of travellers make a trip to the Daintree Rainforest. The rainforest is about 180 million years old, and it is the oldest rainforest in the world! You can walk through the rainforest on the Marrdja Boardwalk. The walk is a quick one, but you will learn so much history about the Daintree Rainforest. Throughout the boardwalk, there are informative signs that teach you more about Daintree’s history. You’ll be surprised to know the land you walk through dates to prehistoric times! There are also many other walks in the Daintree Rainforest you can do.

Daintree River

Daintree River is the main river that makes its way through Daintree Rainforest. A great way to explore the river is going on the Daintree River Cruise. On the cruise, you’ll have a local guide who will teach you the history of the river and the rainforest. The cruise is about 60 to 90 minutes long through the river. You’ll be amazed at the abundance of wildlife (including crocodiles!) you can spot while on the cruise.

Whether you explore Cape Tribulation or just relax on the beach, you will enjoy your stay no matter what!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.

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