Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

The Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL) is where the rainforest meets the reef. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Plans for a new Indigenous cultural tourism hub

Celebrating and sharing the unique and diverse culture of the Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra people, who are proudly caring for Jalun (reef) and Madja (rainforest). Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Experience a feast for your senses at Mossman Gorge

If you’re looking for a cool change in the rainforest that both you and the kids will enjoy, along with an opportunity for a unique cultural experience, look no further than Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park (CYPAL). Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Explore the tropics in ‘the Wet’—our top 3 ‘must dos’

Dramatic! Exhilarating! Invigorating! The wet season is an exciting time of year to explore the tropics of north Queensland. Photo credit: Paul Curtis © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Grab your boots and adventure outdoors—7 short walks around Cairns and Townsville

‘These boots are made for walkin’ and that’s just what they’ll do…’ If you like the sound of rambling through ancient rainforests, wandering along palm-fringed beaches and clambering around tropical islands, not to mention, spotting awesome wildlife, read on! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Daintree National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) (CYPAL) is comprised of two sections—Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. The crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over granite boulders in Mossman Gorge while Cape Tribulation features rainforest-clad mountains that sweep down to long sandy beaches.

Location

Between 80km and 150km north of Cairns

Welcome

The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park (CYPAL). The Traditional Owners welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • No campfires
  • Lookout
  • Park office
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • World Heritage

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