Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park Tropical North Queensland

Experience mangrove swamps fringing a creek on the Dubuji boardwalk. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

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

Dubuji boardwalk

Discover lush lowland rainforest, fascinating mangrove swamps and surprising stretches of sandy beach on this boardwalk near Myall Beach.

Journey type
1.2km (start and finish points are about 300m apart) circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 45min walking time.
Easy (walk)

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking

Immerse yourself in tropical rainforest as you wander along Dubuji (meaning ‘place of spirits’) boardwalk. Sense the change in habitats as you cross a spring-fed creek and meander through mangrove swamps. Pause to read signs about how different plants and animals survive, and if you're lucky, you may spot a cassowary.

Spot azure and little kingfishers darting into shallow pools from overhanging branches and watch orange-footed scrubfowl scratching on the forest floor. Walk along the beach during winter and look for passing humpback whales. Then relax with a picnic in the spacious grassy Dubuji day-use area.

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 Dubuji boardwalk 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 49km north along the Cape Tribulation Road and pull into the Dubuji car park, 5km past Noah Beach.

Wheelchair access

Dubuji boardwalk is wheelchair-accessible with assistance.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Dubuji boardwalk 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 and Walk with care.