Most Travellers are told to do a nightwalk in Cape Trib, but what most people dont know is that Cape Trib has been farmed & logged over the last 100 years, there are quite a large number of domestic dogs in the area too. If you want to see the true daintree you need to do a nightwalk with coopers creek wilderness. Pru, Neil & Angie are awesom, very eco friendly and know their land well, you have a higher probability of seeing wildlife there than in Cape Trib itself. This photo of a Cassowary was taken by a friend of mine that I took into Cooper Creek.
I visited Cape Tribulation, about 110 km north of Cairns, in September 2006. We arrived from Daintree Village and first we drove through the town. We wanted to drive as far north as possible on sealed road, but we met the dirt road just north of Cape Tribulation, so we ended up there for 3 days.
We stayed at the Cape Tribulation Camping, a great campsite very close to Myall Beach. The office at the campsite also served as a tourist information and we booked a trip to the Great Barrier Reef at the office.
Cape Tribulation is located within the Daintree National Park and the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. It was a quiet town with a couple of supermarkets and a few restaurants, but there was not much going on. One evening we went for a walk and were hoping to find a bar, but everything in town seemed to be closed… OK, we survived without the beer – and our trip to the Great Barrier Reef made up for everything…
"Cape Tribulation... peace and serenity"
This is a wonderful location to be amongst the Daintree National Rain Forest as well as being one of the closest points to the Great Barrier Reef.
It's a short boat trip to the reef from here. Many people go to the reef from Cairns, but Cairns is further away and unless you want to be with another 2,000 tourists swimming around, I suggest Cape Tribulation.
Oh, it also has some beautiful beaches. Cairns is limited unless you head northh to Port Douglas.
There are so many activities within striking distance. Swimming, Horse Riding, Hiking, and of course, a day trip to the reef.
I hav also added some beautiful photos of the reef in this section.
As for Accomodation, you can get a nice cabin which can be expensive or stay at the Cape Tribulation Hostel. It's very clean, has a bar area and is practically infront of the beach. It also offers private double rooms for that extra privacy at an economical price.
*** Check out some nice photos of the Great Barrier Reef in the TRAVELOGUE at the bottom of this page. ***
The photo speaks for itself!
"Great Barrier Reef... Sea Turtle"
This was a big bonus! To see a Sea Turtle whilst snorkelling at the reef east of Cape Tribulation.
The hostel at the cape organises tours, which takes in the whole day. They also provide lunch.
If you ever visit, best to come between the months of May to October. In the summer months, there are bad stingers about and it can be an unpleasant experience... also, summer time is the rainy season.