Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

The Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL) is where the rainforest meets the reef. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Plans for a new Indigenous cultural tourism hub

Celebrating and sharing the unique and diverse culture of the Eastern Kuku Yalanjiwarra people, who are proudly caring for Jalun (reef) and Madja (rainforest). Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Experience a feast for your senses at Mossman Gorge

If you’re looking for a cool change in the rainforest that both you and the kids will enjoy, along with an opportunity for a unique cultural experience, look no further than Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park (CYPAL). Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Explore the tropics in ‘the Wet’—our top 3 ‘must dos’

Dramatic! Exhilarating! Invigorating! The wet season is an exciting time of year to explore the tropics of north Queensland. Photo credit: Paul Curtis © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Grab your boots and adventure outdoors—7 short walks around Cairns and Townsville

‘These boots are made for walkin’ and that’s just what they’ll do…’ If you like the sound of rambling through ancient rainforests, wandering along palm-fringed beaches and clambering around tropical islands, not to mention, spotting awesome wildlife, read on! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Attractions

Daintree National Park (CYPAL) is comprised of two sections—Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation.

  • Connect with the lives, culture and beliefs of the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people at this visitor centre, gateway to Mossman Gorge.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Arrive at this busy day-use area by shuttle bus, ready to relax with a picnic and explore the walks in Mossman Gorge.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Soak up views over the coastal lowlands and the Great Barrier Reef from the steep rainforest-clad slopes of Walu Wugirriga (Mount Alexandra).

    • No toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Lookout
  • Unwind in this large day-use area nestled in dense rainforest beside a creek, a great place to start your Daintree exploration.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Relax in the shade and enjoy a picnic in this pleasant grassy area surrounded by tropical lowland rainforest, near Myall Beach.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Swaying palm trees fringe the sands, seemingly holding back the rainforest as it tumbles down the slopes towards the ocean.

    • No toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Soak up the atmosphere of the place where rainforest meets reef, as you relax with a picnic in this shady day-use area.

    • Toilets
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout