Cape Tribulation is 155 kilometres and about 2 hours and 15 minutes
north of Cairns. You can enjoy the journey and stop at Port Douglas
and Mossman Gorge on the way to Cape Tribulation.
You cross the Daintree River on a car ferry which costs $24 return
for visitors in their own vehicle. The journey is well signposted.
It is possible to purchase a 4 day pass at a discount rate.
The drive through the Daintree rainforest is very scenic and memorable.
Cape Trib Connections http://www.capetribconnections.com/overnight-tour.htm This company comes up to Cape Tribulation from Cairns each day
transporting people who have bought packages. If you book ahead
this is possible - phone 07 4032 0500. Leaves Cairns at 7.30 am
and the return journey incldues a Daintree river cruise, a guided
rainforest walk and a swim at Mossman Gorge. They will pick you
up from your Cairns/Port Douglas accommodation. They will drop you
at PKs and then you should call us to come and get you.
Hiring a Car There is a wide range of car
rental companies in Cairns. In the 1980s and early 90s, you
were not allowed to bring normal rental cars north of the Daintree
River because the road was so bad. Now it is fully sealed all the
way to Cape Tribulation, so you do not need to hire a 4 WD unless
you intend to keep going north to Cooktown.
THE JOURNEY Visit Port Douglas on the way to Cape Tribulation.
If it is Sunday, visit the local market on the foreshore. Have lunch
at one of the many restaurants and cafes at Port Douglas. We recommend
‘On the Inlet’. Stop in Mossman
Gorge for a swim or do the Kuku
Yalanji Dreamtime tour. Stop at the look out at the top of the
Alexandra range for a spectacular view over the Daintree River,
and then enjoy the scenic drive through the Daintree Rainforest
THE WET SEASON During the wet season (February to May) the rivers
may flood after heavy rainstorms.There are several causeways to
cross and each causeway has a depth metre marker to indicate how
much water is flowing over the causeway. You should be fine in a
normal vehicle, as these causeways have recently been raised.
MOUNTAIN BIKES We have two mountain bikes available for guest use, and this
gives you access to most things in the Cape Tribulation area.
It only takes 10 minutes to walk down to the beach from the Bed
and Breakfast cottage if you take our shortcut. The cottage is within
10 minutes walking distance of three places to eat at Cape Tribulation