Cape Tribulation beaches - Daintree National Park

The European name for Cape Tribulation, known as Kulki to the local Kuku Yalanji people, provides a clue to Captain James Cook’s state of mind when he named it, after the Endeavour struck an offshore coral reef on its journey in 1770. ‘Here began all our troubles,’ he wrote. Today the area is tranquil and timeless, and known as the place where two World Heritage areas converge – the rainforest and the reef. The Great Barrier Reef is at its closest point to the mainland here, reaching almost to the shoreline, which is fringed by a verdant tangle of green. There is camping at Noah Beach, under a forest canopy south of the cape. Alternatively, eco-friendly lodges, resorts and other accommodation are discreetly located near the cape and around Thornton Beach, Cow Bay and the village of Daintree. There are also operators offering sailing, sea-kayaking, windsurfing and reef trips. Swimming at the beaches is not recommended due to crocodiles, and stingers are present from October to April.

See Also

comments powered by Disqus