Attractions

Fishing & Northern 4WD

The campground is beachfront and only a short boat ride out too the Great Barrier Reef, where youll find some of the best fishing in QLD! Handline fishing from the camping ground is easy at the estuary or the beach that borders the campground. Bait and Ice are available from reception and we also rent out fishing rods and tackle. Please call reception if you are brining a boat for more details.

The Bloomfield Track is one of the great Australian drives, from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown. If you have a 4WD you can take a day trip from the campground  along the track to discover the Far North. If you dont have a 4wd guided tours are available with  Darcy of the Daintree. Your host Mike D'Arcy is an accredited tour guide and nature writer, his tour is a combination of indegenous culture, history, local stories and secret spots along the track.

 

Exotic Fruit Tasting & Daintree Ice Cream

The Exotic Fruit Tasting at Cape Trib Farm will take you on a tour around the world of tropical and exotic fruits that will treat you to a taste sensation that is both mouth-watering and healthy. The tour allows you to touch, taste and smell some of the 60 different types of weird and wonderful tropical fruits.

Daintree Ice Cream Co & Flavorilla are a nice stop on a hot day. At Daintree Ice Cream Co. you can enjoy the unique flavors of their ice cream while strolling through the Organic Fruit Orchard. Flavorilla also captures the essence of local ingredients to produce a unique range of over 26 flavors! 

Great Barrier Reef Tours & Swimming

Ocean Safari offer half day snorkeling adventures to the pristine Mackay Reef, apart of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Snorkel with Green Sea Turtles, find Nemo or catch some rays on the safe and comfortable vessel. Experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of small groups with 2 hours snorkeling on Ocean Safari. Tours run each morning and afternoon.

Swimming is not advisable in the ocean as we have saltwater crocodiles in our region. Safest swimming is at Masons swimming hole across the road from the campground. The crystal clear water of the creek makes great fun for spotting turtles and jungle perch. There is also cafe at the swimming hole so you can have a picnic or enjoy a icy cold beer!

 

Live like a Local

In this area, the traditional owners are the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people. Their country extends from near Cooktown to Port Douglas. They named the area "Kurangee" meaning "place of many cassowaries". You can learn more about the Kuku Yalanji if you visit the Mossman George Centre or take a cultural hunting and gathering tour with Walkabout Adevntures

The Daintree Ferry was built in 1960, and the road was extended to Cape Tribulation. Prior to this the only access was by boat or small aircraft on Myall Beach, which is pictured above. In 1983 the region made headlines worldwide when protestors blockaded the Bloomfield track to stop the road between Cape Triubulation and Cooktown. This led to a World Heritage listing of the Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Cape Tribualtion National Park. 

Did you know Cape Tribulation is completely off grid, meaning there is no mains power, water, sewerage or mobile phone coverage, Life for locals has been this way ever since the first family the "Masons" settled here in 1931. The Mason family still live here today and you can visit the Mason Property while staying at the campground.

While your visiting Cape Tribulation we suggest you disconnect to reconnect - turn off your phone, cook on a campfire, climb a tree eat a fresh coconut and enjoy the simple pleasures of being off grid where two world hertigae sites meet the Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree National Park.

 

Exploring the Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent, so there are many miles to explore. Hiking maps are available at reception, most hikes are in walking distance from the campground. For families we recommend Dubuji Boardwalk which is nearby to the local park and playground. For the more adventurous Mt Sorrow is a must do! Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife while hiking, you may be lucky enough to spot a cassowary. If you would like a guided tour, at the Daintree Discovery Center you can experience the raw, prehistoric beauty of the mighty Daintree Rainforest which boasts the highest variety of plants and animals found in any rainforest in the world. Experience these species, as well as the history and indigenous culture of this ancient environment. Daintree Discovery Centre is open 7 days week, family passes are $85. Finish the day off with a visit to the Jungle Bugs and Butterfly Museum, were you will find some of the rarest insects on the planet!

 

Cape Trib Horse Rides & Crocodile Tours

Cape Trib Horse Rides takes you through the oldest living rainforest in the world through clear mountain streams and out on to the spectacular Myall Beach. All levels of experience are catered for. There are three rides a day, bookings can be made at campground reception.

Cape Tribulation Wilderness Cruises offers one hour mangrove discovery tours in search of estuarine crocodiles and other wildlife. Enjoy exclusive access to cooper creek, departing daily.