Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park Tropical North Queensland

Peer through the rainforest into crystal-clear creeks on the Jindalba boardwalk. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

Jindalba boardwalk

Enjoy a little taste of dense lowland rainforest in the foothills of Mount Alexandra on this easy boardwalk.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
650m return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 45mins walking time.
Grade
Easy (walk)
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking

Venture a short way into lush rainforest at Jindalba (meaning ‘foot of the mountain’) . Stroll along the boardwalk, meandering through rainforest that cloaks the foothills of Mount Alexandra. Walk quietly and, if you’re lucky, spot a Bennett's tree-kangaroo rustling around the canopy; buff-breasted paradise kingfisher flitting through the forest or a musky rat-kangaroo on the forest floor

If you are in a wheelchair, you can access the creek from the exit end of the boardwalk. Relax in the Jindalba day-use area before continuing your discovery tour of the Daintree.

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 Jindalba 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 16km north along Cape Tribulation Road then turn right into Tulip Oak Road (8.5km past the Mount Alexandra Lookout), and drive a further 1km to the Jindalba car park.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access to the creek is possible from the exit end of the boardwalk, near the disabled access parking bays.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Jindalba 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.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.