Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Where the rainforest meets the Coral Sea—Cape Tribulation and its fringing reefs, Queensland. Photo credit: Tourism Queensland

Rainforested mountains sweep down to long sandy beaches. One of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, the Cape Tribulation area was included in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in 1988.


110km north of Cairns via the Cook Highway.


The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land) (CYPAL). Their country extends from near Cooktown, south to Mossman. Many natural features of the landscape have spiritual significance for the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.

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Park facilities

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