No holiday to Queensland is complete without a visit to Cape Tribulation and while you’re here, why not visit The Great Barrier Reef and experience both World Heritage sites in the same day! The majority of visitors begin their Daintree holiday in Cairns where there are many tour buses that visit the Daintree as well as ample options for car hire for the self drivers.
As you head north out of Cairns you will travel along the recently named; “Great Barrier Reef Drive,” a scenic coastal road which will truly set the atmosphere for what you are about to experience.
As you continue along the drive you will pass by the coastal town of Port Douglas and through Mossman before arriving at the Daintree River Crossing. This is where the adventure really begins! After crossing the Daintree River you will officially enter the Daintree Rainforest where you will spend the next hour winding your way through pristine tropical rainforest and enjoying glimpses out to the Coral Sea. There are plenty of view points and rainforest boardwalks to enjoy on the drive before you will reach your destination of Cape Tribulation where “the rainforest meets the reef”.
It’s definitely worth spending at least a few days with us at PK’s Jungle Village where you can relax, enjoy the spectacular Myall Beach on our doorstep and take part in many of the tours and activities Cape Tribulation has to offer. At PK’s we have a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets from camping, dormitories and private Ensuite cabins.
There are a variety of different tours available in Cape Tribulation and the Daintree so you can experience both the rainforest and the reef. If you want to really explore the rainforest we would suggest booking on to Jungle Surfing, a canopy ziplining experience where you will fly through the trees as well as enjoy incredible views across the rainforest and reef. The Daintree Rainforest is home to some amazing and unique wildlife and guided Nightwalks are available to go in search of these creatures once the sun sets and the rainforest really comes to life!
Once you have explored the Daintree and Cape Tribulation you will be ready to get out on the ocean and experience the magical underwater world that is the Great Barrier Reef.Ocean Safari departs from Cape Tribulation daily and runs a half day snorkelling trip to The Great Barrier Reef. Take a walk through the oldest rainforest on earth down, the Daintree, out on to the stunning Myall Beach were you will board the boat and set off for an exhilarating 30 minute ride out to the reef! You will get to spend two hours snorkelling the reef; parrotfish, rays, clownfish and sea turtles are just some of the wonders that await you. Enjoy spectacular views of the Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation coast line from the boat as you make your way back to shore.
After a busy day exploring the Daintree and taking part in Cape Tribulation activities there is no where better to relax, enjoy good food and cheap drinks than at PK’s Jungle Bar. Play pool with friends or relax around our tropical pool; it’s the perfect place to unwind.
For more information about the Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation tours and accommodation please contact PK’s reception on 07 4098 0040.