Cooktown, Daintree, Cape Tribulation
Cooktown | Daintree | Mossman | Cape Tribulation | Cape York
- Nature & Wildlife
- Jungle Surfing
- 4WD Adventures
With bitumen all the way along the 330 kilometre inland Mulligan Highway from Cairns, Cooktown is easy to get to. If you want a more adventurous route, go four wheel-driving along the coastal Bloomfield Track crossing rivers and creeks through World Heritage-listed rainforest and join the highway at the mysterious pile of rocks known as Black Mountain.
Stepping straight on to the beach from the rainforest is a very special experience at Cape Tribulation. This extraordinarily pretty stretch of the Daintree National Park is where you can climb aboard a fast boat to explore the Great Barrier Reef or take a kayak to nearby islands.
Stretching from Daintree Village across the river, the Daintree encompasses Cape Kimberley, Cow Bay, Thornton’s Peak, Cooper Creek, Thornton Beach, Noah Valley, Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track to the north.
This is the home of the world’s oldest surviving rainforest with examples of plant species that existed millions of years ago. Be dwarfed by king ferns and giant bull kauri pines, watch for the flash of blue that gives away the cassowary moving through the evergreen forest or discover tiny fish in cool freshwater pools.
Rich with Aboriginal culture and Australian pioneering history, Cape York is an untamed wilderness area waiting to be explored. The journey through Cape York Peninsula to the top of Australia is an epic adventure taking in memorable pubs, ancient rock art and spectacular natural scenery.
Where to Stay
Bloomfield Cabins / Haley's Cabins & Camping
Haley's Cabins & Camping is a beautiful park set in the rainforest close to the beach and river, situated on the Bloomfield Track, one hour north of Cape Tribulation and one hour south of Cooktown. Cabins, are self contained cottage and plenty of grassy area for camping.
Lions Den Hotel, Helenvale, Cooktown
The Lions Den Hotel was built in 1875 on the banks of the Little Annan River, surrounded by 100 year old mango trees and tropical landscapes. It is a landmark hotel made of timber and iron, famous for its quirky decorations and walls adorned with visitor’s signatures.
Heritage Lodge & Spa
Step back in time and experience the magic of the ‘Heritage Lodge & Spa’ in the Daintree.
Lync-Haven Rainforest Retreat, Cape Tribulation
Lync Haven’s Rainforest rooms are fully air conditioned and provide a clean and comfortable stay for anyone who loves the rainforest, but can’t be in the thick of it. Our rooms have spacious grounds around them and look out to the rainforest surrounds.
Red Mill House
Award winning AAA rated 4 STAR B&B accommodation set in 1.5 acres of tropical rainforest garden with large salt water swimming pool. Traditional B&B with heavy emphasis on birdwatching and nature.