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

Kulki day-use area is just behind the beautiful beach at Cape Tribulation. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

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.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

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 (CYPAL), 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.

Wheelchair access

Kulki picnic area and Kulki boardwalk are wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Kulki day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Cape Tribulation safely.