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Bed and Breakfast accommodation on the edge of the Daintree Rainforest  at Cape Tribulation
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Walks in the Cape Tribulation area

Cape Tribulation has a range of self-guided walks that you can do during your stay. You can walk directly from the Bed and Breakfast to do walks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Walk 5 is only a short drive or a cycle south of Cape Tribulation.

Cape Tribulation provides great beach walk opportunitiesView of Cape Tribulation
with Myall Beach in foreground
and Cape Tribulation Beach
in the background.
Most of the rainforest you can see
is part of the Daintree National Park.





Walk 1: Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Lookout - One and a half hour round trip.

Take the track opposite the Take-away to the beach. The boardwalk through the mangroves takes you out onto Myall Beach - turn north towards Cape Tribulation and walk for a kilometre until you come to a small creek. Check the tide times as the creek can be a little deep at times. Cross the creek. 200 metres passed the creek is a sign for Cape Tribulation beach. Follow this track into the forest and over the saddle of Cape Tribulation which will bring you out in the Cape Trib beach car park and out onto Cape Tribulation beach. The lookout path is concreted and starts near the toilets. Return along the road or back the way you came.

Walk 2: Dubuji Boardwalk at Cape Tribulation - 1 hour round trip.

Walk down to the main road and enter Dubuji, to the Boardwalk (a 1.8 km interpretive boardwalk through the forest and mangroves). You can exit onto Myall beach and walk back via the mangrove boardwalk or go back through the car park.




Walk 3: Cape Trib shop and swimming hole - One and a half hour round trip

If you would like to go for a swim in a beautiful freshwater swimming hole, walk south from Cape Tribulation on the main road. Follow the footpath for 1.5 km, to the Cape Trib shop. The waterhole is signposted. After a swim, go back to the main road, cross the road and take the track directly opposite the shop. There is a padlocked gate which you can go around. Follow the path towards the beach - it goes past the old barge landing on Myall Creek which was the only method for bringing in supplies in the days before the road was built to Cape Tribulation. There are crocodiles in this creek - do not attempt to cross it. The track continues to the beach. Head north until you reach the Dubuji beach access and cut back to the main road here.

Walk 4: Emmagen Beach and Creek - Five hours round trip from Cape Tribulation

Emmagen Creek swimming hole 8 kms north of Cape TribulationWalk north along the Bloomfield Track for 8km through forest and past creeks (about 2 hours). Just before Emmagen Creek there is a white gate on the left. Follow the path past this gate for about 800 metres and you will find Emmagen - a stunning freshwater swimming hole and a sandy beach. At low tide it is possible to walk back to Cape Tribulation along the beach from Emmagen Beach. To access Emmagen Beach, follow the track on the east side of the 400 metres south of Emmagen Creek, starting at a giant Strangler Fig tree. Take water and insect repellant and check tide times.

Walk 5: Maardja Botanical Walk - 30 minutes

Located 10 minutes drive to the south of Cape Tribulation. A boardwalk and concrete pathway through high value daintree rainforest with interpretive signs. Takes you to Oliver Creek, where you can sit and watch out for crocodiles.Go early morning or late afternoon to avoid the tourist rush. Take one of our bicycles to get there, if you enjoy cycling in the forest.

Walk 6: Mt Sorrow viewing point - 6 hours return

It is possible to climb up to the ridge line behind Cape Tribulation for a spectacular view. It is not an easy climb, and there can be leeches, but it is well worth the effort if you are an experienced walker. It is possible to start the walk from the Bed and Breakfast cottage. Digby can show you the way. Plan to start early and carry water. Tourists have gone missing on this walk and never been found.

View of Mt Sorrow at Cape Tribulation from Myall Beach

Mt Sorrow Viewpoint is the bump on the right of the skyline ridge
which dominates Cape Tribulation

Longer Bushwalks and Hikes in the Daintree Rainforest

We have walked extensively in this area and can provide you with advice on the choices available to match your skills and needs. There are a few tracks and you will need maps, compass and navigation experience in bush.

Ascent of Thornton Peak - 3 days - Permit required

Ascent of Pieter Botte - 2-3 days. Directly inland from our farm.

Rossville - Cedar Bay - Weary Bay - Bloomfield - 2-3 days

Bloomfield - Roaring Meg Falls - Duncan Flat - Pieter Botte - Cape Tribulation - 4-5 days

Rossville - Cedar Bay - Bloomfield - Roaring Meg Falls - Duncan Flat - Cape Tribulation - 9-11 days


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Last updated November 6, 2014