How To Do Cape Tribulation In A Weekend
Cape Tribulation is the location where the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef meet. This World Heritage listed rainforest has been evolving for the past 135 million years, with plants and animals show the different stages of this evolution. Home to thousands of plants and animal species, Cape Tribulation is situated roughly 45 minutes north from Port Douglas. Tropic Wings and Jungle Tours Trekking offer many day and overnight Cape Tribulation tours, however if you are wanting to explore it yourself, here are some tips on what to do!
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
If you are leaving from Cairns, you will pass the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas on your way to Cape Tribulation. Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas provides guests with a chance to experience the Wetlands, Rainforest, Savannah and Woodlands environments up close in an open and interactive setting. Optional activities include a scrumptious Breakfast with the Birds or delicious Lunch with the Lorikeets, guided tours with an experienced Wildlife Keeper and Feature Creatures Photos with snakes, crocodiles & koalas. As guests make their way through the park, they have the opportunity to hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, overserve cassowaries and the endangered Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo.
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
The Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours take you into the heart of the Daintree Rainforest on a guided zipline experience through six tree platform and the world’s first Human Hamster Wheel cable lift. With no experience necessary, Jungle Surfing have tours suitable from ages three and up! Guests also get the opportunity to learn more about the rainforest, with informative signs along the path and detailed talks at the tree platforms.
Cape Tribulation Horse Rides
Cape Tribulation Horse Rides allow guests to enjoy some of the most breath-taking scenery in Australia while horse riding the Cape Tribulation. The leisurely ride includes beautiful view, luscious paddocks and riding along winding river beads until reaching Myall Beach (rated one of the best 100 views in Australia and listed on 101 best beaches). Depending on weather conditions, once guests reach the beach, they are allowed to take the horses into the sea . This gives the horses the opportunity to cool off in the tropical heat and makes for an awesome experience!
Jungle Adventures Night Walks
Jungle Adventures offer night walks through the Daintree Rainforest exploring all the nocturnal animals that call the rainforest home. The two-hour guided walks consist of small groups leaving at 7:30 and trekking deep into the heart of the rainforest. This unique rainforest experience requires bookings, so book your Night Walk before you head up!
Cape Tribulation Beach House – Eat and Sleep!
Spending a night in Cape Tribulation is an experience in itself and therefore is a must do! Cape Tribulation Beach House is a place where you can dine and stay all in one. Offering rooms for families, backpackers, couples or the Villa Zena as well as the Tides bar & Restaurant and a Pool side bar, the Cape Tribulation Beach House is the perfect location for your retreat. The Beach House offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well cheaper backpacker options.
Great Barrier Reef Tours
Not only is there magnificent activities on land, but Cape Tribulation is the home of tours to the pristine Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Safari offer half day tours visiting two different reef sites, Mackay and Undine Reefs.With all snorkel gear provided within the tours, guests have the opportunity to spend 2 hours exploring the underwater world and swimming with turtles. Included within the half day tours is reef interpretation and eco presentations as well as personalised snorkelling instructions.
However, if you are looking to spend a bit more time a the reef, Sailaway Cape Tribulation offer full-day reef cruises. Yourself and a small group will have the opportunity to spend up to 4.5 hours at pristine locations on the Outer Barrier Reef. The cruise includes morning tea upon boarding, afternoon tea, buffet lunch, all snorkelling equipment, guided tours and glass bottom boat viewing.
There are many wonders that Cape Tribulation offers and the ones mentioned are just a small amount! There are many day and overnight tours to choose from that visit the Cape Tribulation however it is a perfect location for those people wanting to take their time and explore everything they have to offer. Contact us now if you have any questions or booking enquiries