Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park Tropical North Queensland

Enjoy views of rainforest-clad slopes sweeping down to meet the long, sandy beach. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

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

Kulki boardwalk

Stroll along the boardwalk for an iconic view of Cape Tribulation, where steep rainforested-slopes sweep down to sandy beaches and rocky headlands.

Journey type
600m return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 10min walking time.
Easy (walk)

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

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

Wander through rainforest to a viewing platform that overlooks the beach and gaze at views of densely rainforest-clad slopes sweeping down to meet the shore. Here, rainforest meets reef, and two world heritage areas collide.

Along the way, keep an eye out for Bennett's tree kangaroos and cassowaries. Look for buff-breasted paradise kingfishers and listen to pied imperial-pigeons, cooing and rustling about in the canopy. At the lookout, spot dugongs, turtles, dolphins and whales out on the horizon.

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 Kulki 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 51.5km along the Cape Tribulation road and pull into the signposted car park, 7.5km past Noah Beach.

Wheelchair access

Kulki boardwalk is wheelchair-accessible with assistance.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Kulki 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.