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

Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

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

Myall Beach

Swaying palm trees fringe the sands, seemingly holding back the rainforest as it tumbles down the slopes towards the ocean.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (flush)

Soak up the sun and dig your toes into the sand at stunning Myall Beach, just south of the rocky headland of Cape Tribulation. Follow the Dubuji boardwalk to the beach then decide whether to walk for hours along deserted sands or lie back in the shade of swaying palms.

In summer, see pied imperial-pigeons migrating from New Guinea to breed and feed in the rainforest. During winter, scan the ocean waves for tell-tale spouts of migrating humpback whales.

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 Myall 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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Myall Beach 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.