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Kulki day-use area
Soak up the atmosphere of the place where rainforest meets reef, as you relax with a picnic in this shady day-use area.
- Conventional vehicle
- Toilets (flush)
- Picnic tables (some sheltered)
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
- Photo credit: Mike Prociv © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government
Relax with a picnic in the shady day-use area. Make use of picnic tables set in the shade and soak up the sense of achievement. You’ve journeyed along the Cape Tribulation road to the cape, famously named by Captain James Cook in 1770—‘here begun all our troubles’!
Stroll the Kulki boardwalk to an ocean lookout and experience the place 'where rainforest meets reef'. Leave your footprints in the warm white sands of Cape Tribulation beach and Myall Beach, a short walk from the boardwalk.
This park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of the record of life, evolutionary history and remarkable diversity.
Getting there and getting around
The Kulki day-use area is in the Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park, 100–150km north of Cairns.
- From Cairns, drive 104km north along the Captain Cook Highway to the entrance to the Cape Tribulation section of the park at the Daintree River crossing.
- The Daintree ferry operates 6.00am–midnight every day with a reduced service on Christmas Day and occasional breaks in service for mechanical repairs or during flooding.
- From the Daintree ferry, drive 51.5km along the Cape Tribulation road and pull into the signposted car park,7.5km past Noah Beach.
Kulki picnic area and Kulki boardwalk are wheelchair accessible.
Before you visit
Kulki day-use area is open 24 hours a day
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see Visiting Cape Tribulation safely.
- Wet season closure: Noah Beach camping area, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park. 4 January to 1 April 2021
- Temporary partial closure Jindalba boardwalk due to maintenance: Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park 7 January to 19 February 2021