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).
- Conventional vehicle
- 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.
The Mount Alexandra lookout car park is wheelchair accessible.
Before you visit
Mount Alexandra lookout 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.
- Temporary partial closure: Jindalba boardwalk, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park. 3 September to 21 October 2021