Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Enjoy a picnic in pleasant, grassy surrounds with picnic shelters and tables at Dubuji day-use area. Photo credit: Deb Simmons © Queensland Government

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Dubuji day-use area, Cape Tribulation

Relax in the shade and enjoy a picnic in this pleasant grassy area surrounded by tropical lowland rainforest, near Myall Beach.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

This large grassy day-use area at Dubuji (meaning ‘place of spirits’) is a great spot for taking time out, relaxing in the shade and deciding what to do next. Will you choose tropical lowland rainforest and mangrove swamps or a glorious white beach? Why not do both? The Dubuji boardwalk starts here, and Myall Beach is close by.

This is a great area to spot the iconic Ulysses butterfly. If a picnic is on your agenda, set up in one of the shelters or find a shady tree, and re-energise for the next part of your Daintree adventure.

Soak up the sun and dig your toes into the sand at stunning Myall Beach. In summer, see pied imperial-pigeons migrating from New Guinea to breed and feed in the rainforest. During winter, scan the ocean waves for tell-tale spouts of migrating humpback whales.

Remember to be croc wise in croc country.

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 day-use area is in the Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL), about 140km north of Cairns.

Wheelchair access

Dubuji day-use area and boardwalk are wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Dubuji day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Be Crocwise

Crocodiles are potentially dangerous. Never take unnecessary risks in crocodile habitat. You are responsible for your own safety, so please be Crocwise in croc country.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Daintree safely.