Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Kulki day-use area is just behind the beautiful beach at Cape Tribulation. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

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Kulki day-use area, Cape Tribulation

Soak up the atmosphere of the place where rainforest meets reef, as you relax with a picnic in this shady day-use area.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

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

Relax with a picnic in the shady day-use area. Make use of picnic tables set in the shade and soak up the sense of achievement. You’ve journeyed along the Cape Tribulation road to the cape, famously named by Captain James Cook in 1770—‘here begun all our troubles’!

Stroll the Kulki boardwalk to an ocean lookout and experience the place 'where rainforest meets reef'.  Leave your footprints in the warm white sands of Cape Tribulation beach and Myall Beach, a short walk from the boardwalk.

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

  • From the Daintree ferry, drive 35km along the Cape Tribulation road and pull into the signposted car park,7km past Noah Beach camping area.

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

Wheelchair access

Kulki day-use area and Kulki boardwalk are wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Kulki 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.