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.
Part of the Port Douglas Shire, 3800 people in total.
from closest major city
Approximately 140 km north of Cairns, involve
crossing the Daintree River by car ferry.
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.
River Crossing, Cape Tribulation
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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