Cape Tribulation marks the point where the lush canopies of the Daintree Rainforest meet the glistening waters of the Great Barrier Reach. Here, stunning beaches dot the coastline, promising an eclectic selection of both adventurous and relaxing pursuits for visitors to get stuck into.
Though there are many small beaches and bays that pepper the area, Cape Tribulation Beach is one of the most popular – it is, after all, the main beach in the area, boasting sprawling white sands and breath-taking views out to sea.
About Cape Tribulation Beach
Swimming at the beach is deal when there is a south-easterly wind, as the cape offers shelter and calm waters. During the middle of the day, it can get quite busy with daytrippers, but the rest of the time there is plenty of space to rest, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
Things to Do at Cape Tribulation Beach
Take a Walk
There are plenty of walking routes that weave along the beach and its surroundings. The Dubuji Boardwalk is one of the most popular trails, taking hikers from the main highway to the beach itself. On the way, you’ll pass through pretty mangrove swamps and lush beach landscapes.
For something a little more arduous, try the Mount Sorrow ridge trail, a seven-hour hike that takes you to a stunning lookout with panoramic views of the beach and beyond.
You can also walk to Cape Tribulation beach from nearby Myall Beach, taking in some of the smaller bays along the way. If you walk far enough, you’ll reach The Beachhouse, a beach-side bar and restaurant where you can refuel for more adventures.
The rugged, ancient landscape lends itself to many adventurous activities, ranging from four-wheel drive tours, horse riding trails, jungle surfing, mountain bike tours, and exotic fruit tasting adventures. When darkness falls, you can take a night walk along the beachfront and learn more about the local crocodiles on a croc cruise.
Perhaps the most popular thing to do at Cape Tribulation, though, is to head out in a charter boat to visit the Great Barrier Reef. This natural wonder is one of the most magnificent in the world, promising colourful marine life and the chance to learn more about the diverse ecosystem that characterises this part of Australia.
A visit to Cape Tribulation beach is an exciting adventure for many reasons, not least because you get to experience one of the only areas in the world where dense rainforests meet the sparkling ocean.
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