Daintree and Cape Tribulation Holidays

Hidden in the far north of Queensland overlooking the Coral Sea, lies the tranquil and incredibly beautiful Daintree Rainforest, while nearby Cape Tribulation is a blissfully quiet sanctuary of World Heritage listed rainforest and endless coral reefs.

As well as the world's oldest tropical rainforest, the Daintree is home to the earth's largest range of flora and fauna. Get up close to the diversity of life on an aerial walkway or one of the many hiking trails. See bright butterflies and musky-rat kangaroos, be dwarfed by king ferns and giant bull kauri pines, cruise the mangrove-lined Daintree River to spot crocodiles and see turtles in clear, sparkling streams.

The vast chunk of rainforest is also home to around 430 species of birds, including 13 found nowhere else in the world. Wake to their morning chorus from a tree-house or hear it as you glide down the river at dawn.

Beyond the trees, the Daintree also offers pristine beaches with shallow, warm tropical seas. You'll find them clustered in the north near Cape Tribulation, an isolated piece of paradise where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. It's the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites meet.

Why visit Daintree and Cape Tribulation?
  • Exceptional rainforest
  • Diverse flora and fauna
  • Hiking trails
  • Scenic landscapes
  • Pristine beaches
Essential facts about Daintree and Cape Tribulation
Local Time

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Travel information

Daintree National Park is a two hour drive north of Cairns, while Cape Tribulation is accessible via car ferry across the Daintree River.

Best time to go

The cooler, drier months from May to September, are the best time to visit, with pleasantly warm weather, reduced humidity and temperatures around 26ºC. The wet season, from December to April, brings heavy frequent downpours and temperatures between 27-33ºC and high humidity.