Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Enjoy stunning views of the Daintree River mouth from the Mount Alexandra lookout. Photo credit: © Jodie Bray

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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Mount Alexandra lookout, Cape Tribulation

Soak up views over the coastal lowlands and the Great Barrier Reef from the steep rainforest-clad slopes of Walu Wugirriga (Mount Alexandra).

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

As you begin your Daintree discovery, turn into this lookout, a mere 5km north of the Daintree River crossing, to enjoy breathtaking coastal views. Gaze over the Daintree River mouth, Snapper Island and Low Isles and sweep your eyes across two of Australia's most important World Heritage areas—the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics.

Feel a sense of awe steal over you as you realise you are about to explore one of Australia’s most iconic destinations.

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

Mount Alexandra lookout is in the Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL), about 110km north of Cairns.

  • From the Daintree ferry, drive 10km north on Cape Tribulation Road to the signposted turn-off to the lookout.

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

Wheelchair access

The Mount Alexandra lookout car park is wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Mount Alexandra lookout 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.