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

Journeys

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

See walking information for Mossman Gorge, Manjal Jimalji trail, Cape Tribulation and Mount Sorrow trail.

  • Glimpse crystal-clear waters rushing through tumbled granite boulders as you meander on this walking track along the river bank.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    640m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 40min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Spot spectacular butterflies as you amble along an elevated boardwalk through the ancient rainforest of Mossman Gorge.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    660m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 30min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 1 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Meander through lush rainforest to a gently swaying suspension bridge spanning the cascading waters of Rex Creek.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.4km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 1hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Explore tall, dense lowland rainforest as you enjoy the views on this moderately easy circuit walk.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    3.4km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 2hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 3 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • This challenging trail provides an opportunity to discover the unique vegetation of the upland and lowland rainforests. The amazing range of bird life found here changes with altitude.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    10.6km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 8hr
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Enjoy a little taste of dense lowland rainforest in the foothills of Mount Alexandra on this easy boardwalk.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    650m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 45min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 2 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Delve deep into dense lowland rainforest at the base of Mount Alexandra on a circuit track that crosses several rainforest creeks.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    3km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 1.5hr walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Explore dense lowland rainforest as it merges into mangrove-lined creek habitat, all from the comfort of a boardwalk.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.2km circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 45min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 1 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Discover lush lowland rainforest, fascinating mangrove swamps and surprising stretches of sandy beach on this boardwalk near Myall Beach.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    1.2km (start and finish points are about 300m apart) circuit
    Time suggested
    Allow 45min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 1 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • Stroll along the boardwalk for an iconic view of Cape Tribulation, where steep rainforested-slopes sweep down to sandy beaches and rocky headlands.

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    600m return
    Time suggested
    Allow 10min walking time.
    Grade
    Grade 1 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • Toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive
  • This trail climbs from the coastal lowlands of Cape Tribulation, up the rainforest-clad ridge of Mount Sorrow to a lookout offering views of the beautiful Daintree coastline, Snapper Island and…

    Journey type
    Walk
    Distance
    7km return
    Time suggested
    Allow 6hr
    Grade
    Grade 4 walking track
    • No tent camping
    • No toilets
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
    • Walking
    • No scenic drive