The Sand Bar

Enjoy an espresso coffee or try one of our wood fired pizzas at The Sand Bar. A great place to meet other travelers and swap stories, The Sand Bar has a selection of beers, wines and non alcoholic beverages available. Our pizzas are absolutely delicious and are all made with fresh ingredients! Pizzas are served Mon-Fri from 5-8 pm and select weekends. Eftpos available.  Takeaway pizzas are available to enjoy back at your campsite, as well as gluten free/vegan options. We also sell popular camping items such as bait, milk, bread, ice, bug spray & souvenirs

Caravan Storage & Dump Point

Caravan storage is available for guests wanting to unhook and explore the 4wd track. Storage is $10 per night powered and $5 per night unpowered. Weekly rate avaialble for storage. Storage is not undercover.

There is no dump point in Cape Tribualtion, so make sure you stop at Mossman or Port Douglas.

Daintree Ferry

You will need to board the Daintree Ferry to get to Cape Tribulation. The ferry runs every day 6am - midnight, tickets can be purchased on arrival. There is no need to book just arrive and wait in the que. Caravans, trailers and boats can all be easily taken on the ferry. The ferry ride lasts for 8 minutes, just enough time to spot a croc in the Daintree River. Tip ask for a map when buying your ticket.

2018 Rates:

Car/Utilities $16 one-way/ $28 return

Motor Bikes $6 one-way/ $11 return

Trailers $5 one-way/ $10 return

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All guests are welcome to roast marshmallows and enjoy socializing by the centrally located campground fire pit. Guests can also build their own fires on the beach. Individual fires at the campsites are not permitted.

There is a coconut spike at the campground near the beach entrance - the husks burn great on the fire!

Location & Road Conditions

The road to Cape Tribulation is sealed. The campground driveway is 800m of gravel suitable for 2wd vehicles.The campground is 45 minutes from the ferry - keep your eye out for the big yellow sign just after Masons Shop.Cairns to Cape Tribulation 2 hours 30 minutes Daintree Ferry to Cape Trib Camping 45 minutes The coastal road to Cooktown and the Bloomfield Track is only accessable for 4WD and offroad vans. Please ask reception for road updates and river crossing information. Cape Trib to Cooktown on the coastal road is 2 hours. If you dont have a 4WD you can book a tour to explore the Bloomfield Track and Cooktown with a local guide Dary Of the Daintree




Tour Bookings + Information

Want to snorkel with turtles on the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Safari or swing through the rainforest canopy with Jungle Surfing. Book all your Cape Trib tours with the friendly reception team. Before you venture out for the day drop in and get some information, complimentary maps and travel tips. 

Wifi & Telephones & TV

Once you depart the Daintree Ferry there is no longer mobile coverage. There is a payphone at the campground and on a low tide you can get one or two bars of telstra service out the front of the campground. So make sure you update your facebook status before you head into the rainforest! DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT!

Paid Wifi is available  - but the satellite only covers the bar area and main camp kitchen in the northern end.

There is a TV in the bar area with foxtel that guests are more than welcome to watch. Satellite TV can be picked up in some campsites if you have your own satellite dish best reception is in site Powered M 6 I 1 Unpowered 48 36 28 

Camp Kitchens

Two camp kitchens are available for guests in the campground, one in the northern end of the park and a smaller in the southern end. Both kitchens include free gas cookers, free BBQs, fridges, sinks, and plenty of table space. You will need to bring your own cutlery, pots and pans - we also rent/sell cutlery and crockery at reception to use during your stay.  Drinking water is also available from the rainwater tanks for small water bottles only. The rubbish bins are also located at the campkitchen.

Bags of Ice can be purchased from reception for your eskies.

If you need gas refills for your camper or bbq you can swap and go at the friendly grocer in Cape Tribulation.


Cape Trib Camping has four amenity blocks available for guests. Features include hot showers, toilets and laundry facilities -  coin operated washing machines and dryers. The amenity blocks are situated throughout the campground.There are power points in the amenity blocks for electric shavers and hair dryers. The campground runs on a eco toilet system so please be mindful of what you flush.