Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

The Jindalba day-use area has picnic tables nestled in dense lowland rainforest at Cape Tribulation. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

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Jindalba day-use area, Cape Tribulation

Unwind in this large day-use area nestled in dense rainforest beside a creek, a great place to start your Daintree exploration.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

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

Relax with a cuppa or picnic at one of the tables in this large rainforest-fringed day-use area at the foot of Mount Alexandra. Jindalba means ‘foot of the mountain’. Look around you for cryptic leaf-tailed geckos and Boyd's forest dragons clinging on tree trunks, and buff-breasted paradise kingfishers streaming through the canopy.

You may also be lucky enough to see a cassowary but don’t be tempted to share your picnic—be cass-o-wary! Once your energy is restored, set off on the Jindalba boardwalk or circuit track to truly experience this lush lowland rainforest.

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 day-use area is in the Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL), about 115km north of Cairns.

  • From the Daintree ferry, drive 10km north along Cape Tribulation Road then turn right into Tulip Oak Road (2km past the Mount Alexandra lookout), and drive a further 1km to the Jindalba car park.

Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park (CYPAL) map (PDF, 346.8KB) .

Wheelchair access

Jindalba day-use area is wheelchair accessible. On the Jindalba boardwalk, wheelchair access to the creek is possible from the exit end only, near the disabled access parking bays.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Jindalba day-use area 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 Daintree safely.