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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)
- Conventional vehicle
- Lookout (constructed)
- Toilets (flush)
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
- Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government
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.
Kulki boardwalk is wheelchair-accessible with assistance.
Before you visit
Kulki boardwalk is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
- Wet season closure: Noah Beach camping area, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park. 4 January to 1 April 2021
- Temporary partial closure Jindalba boardwalk due to maintenance: Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park 7 January to 19 February 2021