Tribulation has a large variety of tours, activities and attractions.
It is possible to book tours with us, at the same time as you book your
accommodation, through our secure server, in ONE transaction.
Check our ITINERARIES page to see some
suggestions for how you could plan your time at Cape Trib.
Eat locally grown exotic tropical fruit from the
Amazon, the Caribbean and Borneo
You will get some exotic fruit on your breakfast
platter, but many rare fruit do not really lend themselves to
eating for breakfast . If you are interested in learning more
about the fruit, the tasting presentation
and the orchard tour gives you an in-depth understanding.
Book online and get a discount.
Fruit Tasting and
Watch a Daintree River sunset and then cruise
the tributaries in the dark, looking for crocodiles and other wildlife
from the boat.
Join Dan Irby on a night cruise with Mangrove
Adventures to have a memorable experience, with lots of wildlife.
Dan does not do this tour every night, so it is best to book early.
Note that you need to be self drivers, and that it is a 40 minute
drive back south to the Daintree River from the farm.
Irby - Mangrove Adventures Sunset Tour
Climb into the rainforest canopy, and see the
rainforest from a different perspective.
Go snorkelling or diving on McKay and Undine Reefs.
The Great Barrier Reef is only a short distance
offshore and we recommend that you do a reef trip while you are
here, to fully appreciate the Daintree Coast ‘where the
rainforest meets the reef’. Ocean
Safari offers an action-packed half day snorkel adventure,
taking only 25 minutes to reach the reef. It can be very busy
in the school holidays. It can be very rough and sometimes the
trips may be cancelled, so if this is your only opportunity to
visit the GBR, you may want to leave a spare day to go out on
a bigger boat from Port Douglas if necessary.
Paddle around the Cape Trib headland.
A great way to see Cape Tribulation from a
new perspective, with the towering cliffs of the cape, making
you feel very insignificant. The paddling is not difficult. There
are two companies - Cape
Trib Paddletrek -which offers two guided tours each day, and
Tribulation Sea Kayaking, which hires boats for you to do
your own thing. We recommend the morning paddle as the wind can
pick up in the afternoon.
Meet and interact with one of the traditional owners
at the Bloomfield Falls
The Walker sisters take you for a half hour
guided walk into the falls and you see the country from their
perspective – it is a special experience – low key
and genuine. Don’t expect a ‘performance’ –
they are shy and if you ask questions and show your interest,
they will respond. You can do this with
D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours
of Daintree 4WD Tours
See a cassowary in the wild.
Our guests have had many encounters with cassowaries
over the years, usually when least expected. We have had a cassowary
walk under the cottage balcony while the guests were having breakfast!
A cassowary has chased our guests as they followed our self-guided
rainforest trail. But they are elusive, and there are
This means that if you really want to see a
cassowary, your best chance is to spend time at Jindalba
Visitor Centre, a boardwalk near the Daintree
Discovery Centre, which is a known hot spot - or walk
up Emmagen Creek for a half day.
Cruise the mangroves at Coopers Creek and see a crocodile
We especially recommend this cruise in winter
at low tide when you will see numerous large crocodiles. Cape
Tribulation Cruises does at least 2 trips a day.
Watch the sunrise from the south headland of Cape
Trib on Myall Beach, and enjoy an early morning walk, with nobody
Sunrise is around 6 - 6.30am. If you take the
shortcut through our orchard, you can be on the beach in 10 minutes
walk from the cottage. Be back in time for a late breakfast ordered
for 8.30 am.
Spend some time walking in the Cape Trib area.
You can walk along Myall Beach and do the
Dubuji boardwalk to experience the lowland tropical rainforest
just behind the beach. You can climb over the cape to Cape Tribulation
Beach and 'do' the Look Out. Our beaches are usually deserted
and have wide sandy expanses.
Swim in the Emmagen Creek swimming hole with the
freshwater tortoises and the jungle perch.
It is worth spending a half day in the Emmagen
area. You can drive a normal car to Emmagen Creek, but if you
would prefer it, we are happy to drop you there, and you can find
your own way back, either on foot or by bicycle.
Develop your depth of knowledge about the Daintree
Coast while you are here.
Make time for a visit to the Daintree Discovery
Centre, or The
Bat House, as they both present lots of in-depth information
about the area, and do this early in your stay, so that you can
better appreciate what you see.
Explore the ‘real’ rainforest on your own – away
from the boardwalks.
There are several options to do this –
you can walk up a creek like Emmagen and just follow the river
for a few kilometres. You won’t get lost, and you can go
deep into the rainforest away from the roads and other people.
You can also take our self-guided walk
into the World Heritage Rainforest on the hills above the cottage.
Climb Mt Sorrow and view the Daintree coastline stretching out
On a good day, the view is fantastic, but you
need to be fit. If you only have a few days at Cape Trib, there
are better walks to do. This is for those who are fit and adventurous.