Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is one of the truly magnificent areas of Australia.  Lush tropical rainforests, crystal clear swimming creeks, long sandy beaches and plenty of things to see and do.  

Population
Part of the Port Douglas Shire, 3800 people in total.

Distance from closest major city
Approximately 140 km north of Cairns, involve crossing the Daintree River by car ferry.

History
Cape Tribulation was named by Captain Cook as this was the area where his vessel, the Endeavour ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Other areas that reflected his despair at the time include Mt Sorrow and Weary Bay. This was obviously not a pleasant part of the Endeavour's journey.


Daintree River Crossing, Cape Tribulation

Feel of the town
Cape Tribulation is a National Park and there is no real centre.  Cow Bay is just north of the Daintree Ferry and there are small pockets of settlement located along the main road.  There are magnificent, wide beaches with very clear, blue water. The rainforest joins the sandy beaches making it unique as an area where two World Heritage areas meet. Cape Tribulation has a special feel to it and those people that love nature and the outdoors will really enjoy this National Park.

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