Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Explore lush lowland rainforest and cross several creeks on the Jindalba circuit track at Cape Tribulation. Photo credit: © Tourism 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

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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

Jindalba circuit track, Cape Tribulation

Delve deep into dense lowland rainforest at the base of Mount Alexandra on a circuit track that crosses several rainforest creeks.

Journey type
3km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1.5hr walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Walking

Immerse yourself in some of the last remaining lowland rainforest in Australia at Jindalba (meaning ‘foot of the mountain’). You’ll need to be reasonably fit for this track, which is well-signed but stony in places, and crosses rainforest creeks.

Look for birds of all kinds—large majestic cassowaries or buff-breasted paradise kingfishers streaming their long tails through the forest. Although many of the park's mammals are nocturnal, you may catch some day-time action with musky rat-kangaroos foraging on the forest floor and Bennett's tree-kangaroos rustling about the canopy. Then relax in the Jindalba day-use area before continuing your discovery tour of the Daintree.

Jindalba is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, famed for its remarkable diversity, evolutionary history and incredible scenic beauty.

Getting there and getting around

The Jindalba circuit track is in the Cape Tribulation Section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL), about 100km 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 walking tracks map (PDF, 169.0KB) .

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Jindalba circuit track 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 and Walk with care.