Cape Tribulation has a wide range of tours
available to explore this amazing area of reef and rainforest, but
there are also a lot of other things to do;
Beach: there are many unspoilt
beaches along the Daintree Coast.
Unspoilt Cape Tribulation Beach
Birdwatching: they can be hard
to find sitting high up in the trees but patience and a pair of binoculars
will help you find some of these elusive birds, and you might even
be lucky to find the most spectacular bird of all; the cassowary!
Male cassowary with two chicks
Boardwalks: just down the street
from Rainforest Hideaway is the Dubuji boardwalk that winds through
rainforest and mangroves.
Boardwalk from Dubuji to Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation
Cinema: There is a 25 seat cinema
on the upstairs floor of Whet restaurant, very comfy sofas and beanbags,
shows run at 14:00, 16:00 and 20:00. Entry fee $15.- or only $10.-
when you dine.
Daintree Discovery Centre: located
between the Daintree river and Cow Bay.
A great place to give you an introduction to the amazing rainforest
ecology; aerial walkways, a canopy tower, a bushtucker trail, videos,
coffee shop, and you will be given a multi-lingual audio guide to
take with you around the centre to tell you what you are looking at.
When you stay at Rainforest Hideaway pick up a discount voucher to
save on the entry fee, or if you plan to stop there on your way up
to Cape Tribulation click the one below and print.
Print this voucher for a
discount at the Discovery Centre
Drinking: there are several bars
around Cape Tribulation, PK's Jungle Bar which can get a bit rowdy,
Cape Trib Beachhouse which is located right by Cape Tribulation Beach,
and Whet for a more civilized drink, they have won a tourism award
for their cocktails!
Award winning cocktails at Whet
Entomological Museum: situated
on Turpentine Road, just south of the Cooper Creek crossing, this
museum houses the largest collection of rare and exotic butterflies
and insects in Australia.
Amazing insect collection at Entomological Museum
Fishing: try your luck in the
ocean or the creek, but get informed about where to fish first, there
are several zones around Cape Tribulation with different rules.
There are also several fishing charters on the Daintree river or you
can hire your own boat to go out on this river.
Big mackerel caught off the Cape Tribulation coast
Ice cream: there are two places
to sample ice cream made from the exotic fruits that are grown in
this area; one at Floravilla at the turn off to Cow Bay Beach, and
the next one just a bit up the road at the Daintree
Mountain biking: Hire a mountain
bike and explore the beaches and the Bloomfield Track.
Mount Sorrow Trail: There is a
hiking track from the main road up to Mount Sorrow, this will take
you most of a day and reward you with views all the way out to the
reef on a clear day.
View from Mount Sorrow
Sculpture Trail: Relax and unwind
and spend a bit of time exploring the Rainforest Hideaway Sculpture
Sculpture trail at Rainforest Hideaway
Sea kayaking: if you don't feel
like going out on a sea kayaking tour then you can also hire your
own kayak at either Cape Trib Camping or at The Beachhouse.
Hire a kayak at Cape Tribulation to explore the Daintree Coast
Swimming: There is a swimminghole
in the creek at the Cape Tribulation Shop for year round safe swimming.
You can also swim in the ocean between May and November, but in the
summer months there are box jellyfish.
Walking: There are miles of pristine
beaches around Cape Tribulation and even on days where it is not sunbathing
weather you can still walk for hours along the deserted beaches.
See the Cape
Tribulation tours page for more things to do in Cape Tribulation.
To help with your planning here is a map of the area;