Cape Tribulation Things to Do

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    Gorgeous Colourful Flowers

    by aussirose Written Oct 10, 2014

    Even in the rainforest you can still spot colourful flowers.

    These plants obviously flourish in this harsh tropical climate - Azaleas, Bougainvillea and water lilies.

    The first photo was pretty much a nothing photo but with the help of Picasa and selective colour, this nothing photo turned into something :o)

    Azalias Daintree Rainforest by aussirose Bougainvillea Daintree Rainforest by aussirose Bougainvillea Daintree Rainforest by aussirose Water Lily Daintree Rainforest by aussirose
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    Stunning Beaches of Cape Tribulation

    by aussirose Updated Sep 27, 2014

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    Cape Tribulation has stunning beaches! Pure white sand, picturesque islands, rainforest lined shores and sun-kissed waves make for spectacular views!

    Thornton Beach was my favourite.

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    Cape Tribulation Rainforest Boardwalk

    by aussirose Written Sep 27, 2014

    This boardwalk was fantastic and I highly recommend it. However by the end of it I was very sore. If you cannot walk for long distances like me, then I recommend you walk until you get to the bridge and creek and then walk back. I didn't think it would take so long and towards the end I was struggling.

    Anyway, the rainforest trees are gorgeous and there was a beautiful yellow puff flower growing out of some trees that was totally amazing! I was later to find it on the net - called the Bumpy Satinash - funny name hey lol.

    Read all about it here - http://www.skyrail.com.au/news/skyrail-nature-diary/1050-the-bumpy-satinash - Quite amazing!

    Cape Tribulation Rainforest Boardwalk by aussirose Cape Tribulation Rainforest Boardwalk by aussirose Cape Tribulation Rainforest Boardwalk by aussirose Cape Tribulation Rainforest Boardwalk by aussirose Cape Tribulation Rainforest Boardwalk by aussirose
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    Daintree Lookouts - Rainforest meets Sea

    by aussirose Written Sep 27, 2014

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    This is an amazing site you won't see elsewhere - where the rainforest meets the sea.

    The Daintree is well known for this. The rainforest here is just spectacular and one of the best drives I have done. The drive just after crossing the river on the Daintree Ferry is just awesome. Huge rainforest trees line the road each side and this is the views you can expect to see from the lookouts.

    Alexander Lookout is especially great and not to be missed!

    Alexander lookout Daintree Rainforest by aussirose Alexander lookout Daintree Rainforest by aussirose Cape Tribulation - Where Rainforest meets the Sea Cape Tribulation - Where Rainforest meets the Sea Cape Tribulation - Where Rainforest meets the Sea
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    Walk the Dubuji Rainforest boardwalk

    by tropicrd Written Sep 21, 2014

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    The Dubuji Boardwalk is a 1.2 km walk but it seems much longer than that..take your time and rest especially if you are walking in the tropical heat..take water and insect spray with you. Look out for the different plants, I was lucky to spot the Lumpy Satin Ash in bloom.. and hugged a tree or two.
    The Boardwalk area offers a car park, picnic grounds,beach access to Myall Beach and toilets.

    Boardwalk trees. Beautiful Blooms Lumpy Satin Ash
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    Views from Waluwurrigga Alexandra Range lookout.

    by tropicrd Updated Sep 21, 2014

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    The Waluwurrigga Alexandra Range lookout is situated in the Daintree Wilderness on the Northern side of the Daintree River Far North Queensland, it has spectacular views of the mouth of the Daintree River, Cape Kimberley,Snapper Island and as far away as Port Douglas.

    Mouth of the Daintree River VT mates at Waluwurrigga Alexandra Range point.
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    Walking Cape Tribulation Beach.

    by tropicrd Written Jul 27, 2011

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    If you enjoy beach walking then take a stroll along Cape Tribulation Beach.
    It is so pristine and look for the hermit crabs art where they have burrowed down into the sand and created these wonderful designs.

    The rainforest at the edge makes you feel like an early explorer like Captain James Cook when he came to grief on the reef and had to come ashore on this very same beach.

    You can see by my pics the lack of crowds but you need time to walk it.

    Hermit crab dot painting. Pristine Cape Trib beach Wonderful crab art Where the rain forest meets the reef. Take the time and enjoy
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    Mossman Gorge

    by northeast80 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On your way up to Cape Tribulation from Port Douglas it's hard to miss the Mossman Gorge it's 56,500ha of the Danitree Nat. Pk. once there we did a lovely walk through the rainforest coming upon waterfalls and pools on our way, be very careful about swimming though, there's crocodiles around, if in doubt don't do it! Do your research and find out where's safe from the local information centres.
    The website below will tell you all you need to know about the park

    Right in the rainforest
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    Day Trip To the Great Barrier Reef

    by ValbyDK Updated Sep 26, 2010

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    We went on a daytrip to the Great Barrier Reef from Cape Tribulation. The tour was booked from Cape Tribulation Camping, and we were picked up at the campsite around 8.30am by a minibus. First stop was at a small supermarket where it was possible to buy sunscreen, a waterproof camera, and medication for motion sickness (if you are prone to seasickness). Besides that you should also bring swimwear, towel, and cash or credit card on the boat trip.

    When we arrived at the beach, a smaller boat brought us out to the Rumrunner, which lay at anchor a couple of hundreds meters from the beach. Rumrunner is a catamaran of 40 meters in length and 8 meters in width. It can sail with both engine and sails, and reach a top speed of around 12 knots, but we didn’t reach the top speed as it took almost two hours to reach our destination at MacKay Reef and Undine Reef (located about 19 km from the coast). During the trip to the reefs, the passengers were split into divers and snorkelers and were handed out masks, flippers, and wetsuits. We were also briefed about the security issues, and learned the hand signals for 'everything OK', 'Help', and 'Shark'...

    Rumrunner anchored at the reefs for about 4-5 hours and we had two diving sessions, one before and one after the included lunch buffet. The reefs were fantastic; we only saw a small part of the Great Barrier Reef, which is more than 2,000 km long and 80 km wide, but still enough to see why the reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The scenery was magnificent with colourful corals and fish swimming just below us…

    On the way back to Cape Tribulation, the staff served cake and wine for us, and it was a great way to end an exciting day full of adventures. The staff was very friendly and professional, and I will recommend a trip with the Rumrunner any time.

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    Daintree Ice Cream Company

    by DSwede Written Jun 5, 2008

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    One of the oddities of coming up to the Daintree rain forests and Cape Tribulation is that you can have some exotic, homemade ice cream.

    The Daintree Ice Cream Company grows all of their own tropical and exotic fruits. They prepare and create some wonderful flavors that you will never find anywhere else.

    The day that I visited, the offered coconut, wattle seed, raspberry and yellow sapote (egg fruit). All were delicious!

    Daintree Ice Cream Company

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  • Boardwalking in the Rainforest

    by Freja1981 Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    Walking through the rainforest in Cape Tribulation is a must. The Dubuji boardwalk is a 1,5 km walk through the forest, where you can spot birds, spiders, and other animals, day or night.
    I went out very early one morning to get there before other tourists...bad idea! The very busy spiders had been building their webs all night long and they are very difficult to see and I went face front into several...not recommendable! Other than that, the very nice little walk takes you to the Myall beach. Beware of the crocodiles though. Furthermore, there are stingers during november-january..so be aware, because they can kill you.

    Mangrove Boardwalk Warning Myall Beach Dubuji boardwalk
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    Activities at Cape Trib

    by Silvertraveller Updated Jan 21, 2007

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    The Great Barrier Reef is only 45mins from Cape Trib and with a maximum of 30 people on the boat you are always going to have a better experience than with 400 people from Port Douglas or Cairns. Mackay reef has no platform, you simply jump off the boat and your swimming with Nemo. The Lunches are great smorgasboards and having 5 hours on the reef gives you a decent opportunity to sunbake. You also get to meet the local crew on board whom you can catch up with later down the pub. Other activities are Horse Riding, Jungle Surfing, Kayaks, Croc Cruises, Full day treks through the rainforest, 4wd tours, beach parties and generally just hanging out.

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    Lookout.

    by euzkadi Written Apr 14, 2010

    A 15 minutes walk in a concrete path takes you to the viewing platform on the north side of the cape, great views of Myall Beach.

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