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

Enjoy stunning views of the Daintree River mouth from the Mount Alexandra lookout. Photo credit: © Jodie Bray

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

Mount Alexandra lookout

Soak up views over the coastal lowlands and the Great Barrier Reef from the steep rainforest-clad slopes of Walu Wugirriga (Mount Alexandra).

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

As you begin your Daintree discovery, turn into this lookout, a mere 5km north of the Daintree River crossing, to enjoy breathtaking coastal views. Gaze over the Daintree River mouth, Snapper Island and Low Isles and sweep your eyes across two of Australia's most important World Heritage areas—the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics.

Feel a sense of awe steal over you as you realise you are about to explore one of Australia’s most iconic destinations.

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

Mount Alexandra lookout 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 7.5km north on Cape Tribulation Road to the signposted turn-off to the lookout.

Wheelchair access

The Mount Alexandra lookout car park is wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Mount Alexandra lookout 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.