Cape Tribulation,expensive food and supplies.
If you are going across the Daintree ferry to Cape Tribulation be aware of the mark up on food and supplies in this area. I wish to add Daintree Village on the southern side of the river.
Unique Suggestions: I am aware that cartage costs are added on for the wilderness areas but please be aware of the mark ups.
I suggest if you are camping/backpacking or going on a self drive day trip then stock up on food/drink before you go over on the ferry/punt.
You can purchase supplies at Mossman,Port Douglas or Cairns.
Fun Alternatives: I suggest you take a picnic with you and eat it under one of the many shade trees at the beach.
Or if you go to the Daintree Village you can sit at one of the parks--remember not to sit at the rivers edge because this is after-all crocodile territory.
Or if you decide to go on one of the river trains/boats you could eat your lunch on board.
- National/State Park
- Jungle and Rain Forest
Please be advised that it can rain up to 250mm in a day at Cape Trib from Mar - Jun. The beaches during this time are littered with branches etc from the wash through. You may also get 'Stuck' in Cape Trib when the creeks flood, its not uncommon that once a year this happens. Coopers Creek crossing has been seen 2metres of water rushing through the road.
Unique Suggestions: Only drive through creeks at .2 metre. Always drive left/right with the flow of the water and do not try to drive against the flow. Bring a umbrella and swimmers and enjoy the rainforest.
Fun Alternatives: The Creeks fall as fast as they rise, hang out at the petrol station and wait.
No Mobile Reception
There is no mobile reception in the whole Cape Trib area, Internet is very slow as well.
Unique Suggestions: Buy a phone card with a pin number to use while in CT, Let your friends know your going "into the jungle"
Fun Alternatives: Enjoy the sound of no mobile phones.