Cape Tribulation is part of the Daintree Rainforest region, a unique wilderness with hidden spectacular scenery, cleverly camouflaged birds and native animals.
Approximately 82 kilometers north of Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation offers visitors the opportunity to journey deep into the pristine rainforest, see impressive waterfalls, and possibly be lucky enough to spot Australia’s largest flightless bird – the Southern Cassowary which is an endangered species.
From your holiday accommodation at the Newport on Macrossan you can easily partake in the magic on offer at Cape Tribulation as a day trip. One of the best ways to get an overall understanding of the region is to start your rainforest experience at the Daintree Discovery Centre.
The Daintree Discovery Centre is an easily accessible world class interpretive park, entry is free and it caters for all ages. Ideal for those who prefer to self drive, you can take your time to explore the centre at your own pace, or alternatively you can visit the Daintree Discovery Centre as part of a full day tour with Reef and Rainforest Connections.
Some of the features of The Daintree Discovery Centre include an aerial walkway, canopy tower, friendly guides and interpretive displays incorporating state of the art technology.
As part of your day trip to Cape Tribulation self drive visitors should also take the time to see The Daintree Entomological Museum. This private collection of rare and local butterflies, moths and beetles is one man’s life long work, it is beautifully displayed and has taken over 40 years to establish.
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours in Cape Tribulation are for the more adventurous. Transfers from your accommodation at The Newport on Macrossan are available three times a week. This award winning tour, utilizes a flying fox zip line with five platforms. Jungle surfers have a birds eye views over the treetops and out to the Great Barrier Reef. This adventure activity is educational, entertaining and suitable for all ages, including children over the age of three.
Jungle Adventures operate night walks in Cape Tribulation, which is great for nature lovers who want to see all the nocturnal animals of the rainforest. This two hour walk is in pristine rainforest and along private jungle trails with only small groups of people.