Cape Trib Farm is located in the heart of Cape Tribulation with our own beach track to North Myall Beach and within easy walking distance of boardwalks and swimming holes.
The only place in the world where two natural World Heritage Listed sites are found side by side, Cape Tribulation’s star attractions are of course the rainforest and the reef. And there are several ways you can explore and experience these, from guided tours to free activities. Here are our recommendations, and we encourage you to book early in peak season as spaces fill up quickly.
Our Tropical Fruit Tasting Tour is a must for foodies and fruit-lovers everywhere.
Don’t miss our fruit tasting experience, right here at Cape Trib Farm. Tours start at 2pm with seasonal departure days, so check here for availability.
Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Award-winning reef tour, departing daily from Cape Tribulation. The reef is so close to Cape Trib, this tour takes only half a day with a fast 25-minute ride to the reef, and still gives you time to visit two snorkel sites at Mackay and/or Undine Reefs. This is a small group tour with a maximum of only 25 people on board. A magical experience – highly recommended.
Riding the beaches on horseback. Explore the beaches and rainforest of Cape Tribulation on horseback. You’ll weave along private rainforest tracks to Myall Beach where you will explore the beautiful coastline and have an opportunity to walk your horse into the shallow waters of the Coral Sea (clarity permitting). No previous experience is necessary and riders aged 5 to 14 are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Explore the rainforest canopy at Cape Tribulation, in Far North Queensland!
You’ll experience a bird’s eye view of the ancient Daintree Rainforest – up to 15 metres above ground – through a fully guided 2 hour Zipline Tour.
A great introduction to the Daintree for all the family with self-guided audio tours, rainforest boardwalks, 23m high Canopy Tower, aerial walkway, interpretive centre & displays and animated dinosaurs.
Exploring rainforest rivers and inter-tidal zones. The only tour boat in the Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree National Park, this cruise winds its way along Cooper Creek from the sea mouth to the dense mangroves in search of saltwater crocodiles and other amazing wildlife. Cooper Creek is completely unspoilt and the cruise has exclusive access and expert guides. One hour tours depart from Thornton Beach, approximately half way between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation.
A must for bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Small group dawn cruises on the Daintree River with your expert guide Murray. Two hour cruises depart Daintree Village boat ramp at dawn or dusk, so it’ll be an early start or a late return, but it’s well worth the drive.
Break your journey to Cape Trib with a cruise on the Daintree River. Solar Whisper is a quite, zero emission boat, with an expert guide – David – and an incredible success rate for spotting wildlife. The boat is fitted with a unique “Croc Cam” to help show well camouflaged crocodiles and wildlife. One hour tours depart from the southern bank of the Daintree River, just before the car ferry.
We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to gourmet ice cream. There are two amazing ice-creameries on your way to Cape Trib, so why not do one on the way up, and one as you head home! You’ll find both on the main road near Cow Bay.
Daintree Ice Cream Company makes award-winning exotic fruit ice creams, gelatos and sorbets from fruits grown on site in their orchard, and you can take a free orchard walk during your visit. Their signature cup contains four unique, fresh flavours or you can choose a single cup or icy pole. Daintree Ice Cream Company is open daily from 11am to 5pm.
Floravilla makes biodynamic organic ice cream from local ingredients and offers a wide range of flavours including the signature “Daintree Rainforest” with its secret blend of spices and fruit. Owner and ice-cream maker extraordinaire, Betty Hinton's philosophy to making icecream is to use quality, fresh organic ingredients, all natural, nothing artificial.
There are four boardwalks in the Cape Tribulation Daintree National Park – Kulki, Dubuji, Madja and Jindalba – each with distinct vegetation, views and insights. Check the Queensland Parks page here for further information. You’ll also find information here about the Mount Sorrow ridge trail hike but this is not for the faint-hearted, so do check in with us on arrival if you’re interested in doing this walk.
There are also some lovely beach and mangrove walks, including a private track on our own property that leads to the northern end of Myall Beach.
If you’re staying overnight with us, we’ll provide you with more details of all the self-guided activities you can enjoy during your stay.
For more information about this spectacular region and the many things to see and do, visit Destination Daintree.