Walks in the Cape Tribulation - Daintree area
There is a range of walk options
- beach walks
- rainforest walks in the Daintree National Park
- guided walks on private property with local guides
- a longer ascent of the Mt Sorrow ridge for a fine view of the coastline
- walks for children
- walks for those with a masochistic streak
- walks for meditation
GUIDED WALK OPTIONS WITH A LOCAL GUIDE
- Learn to see things in the rainforest that others miss
- Two hour guided walks
- Half day guided walks
- Guided night walks
SELF GUIDED WALKS OPTIONS - CAPE TRIBULATION AREA
This walk wanders for 1200 metres through rare tropical lowland forest, and is the home to the rare Peppermint Stick Insect which lives on the Pandanus palms.
The Bat House at Cape Tribulation, has created a regeneration self guided walk through land which has gradually been replanted over the last 15 years to rainforest.
Mardja Botanical Walk, wanders in a 1200 metre loop, and is a good way to learn about rainforests and mangroves.
This is a 400m walk to a lookout with great views to the mountains, beach at Cape Tribulation Beach.
A beautiful long beach walk links Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Start from the car park at Kulki and follow the signposted track over the ridge of the Cape Trib headland, which drops down onto Myall Beach. The view from this southern side of the cape is spectacular.
Climbing Mt Sorrow
This is a serious undertaking. It is a marked trail and takes the average person about 3 hours to reach the lookout. Allow another two hours for the descent. You should take at least 2 litres of water and start early. Just north of the turn off to Kulki, is a sign hidden in the bush which marks the beginning of the trail. Make sure that somebody knows where you are going.
SELF GUIDED WALK OPTIONS - NORTH OF CAPE TRIBULATION - BLOOMFIELD TRACK
Emmagen Creek - Just south of Emmagen Creek, on the inland side of the road, there is as a 700 metre walk leading to a deep swimming hole.
The path to Emmagen Beach starts 700 metres south of Emmagen Creek near the Giant Strangler Fig, and winds through rainforest for approximately 400 metres to the beach. This is a wonderful wilderness beach, but do not swim here as crocodiles frequent the area. At low tide it is possible to walk back via the coast to Cape Tribulation Beach – allow one and a half hours.
Cowie provides a great walking experience exploring the mangroves and worth stopping for half an hour if you are travelling to Cooktown. There are no signs. Look for a driveway pull over, just after the major climbing of the Donovans Range. It is only a 100 metre walk through to the beach.
SELF GUIDED WALK OPTIONS - COW BAY AREA
Cow Bay Beach is an ideal place for those looking for a ‘deserted beach’ experience. It is possible to walk north along the beach and go around the headlands to reach even more isolated beaches.
a 23 The Aerial Walkway, a 30 metre high Canopy Tower, and self guided walks with multi-lingual audio guides are located at the Daintree Discovery Centre
Jindalba Visitor Centre - a 700m boardwalk loop built into the hillside through spectacular rainforest and starts just past the Daintree Discovery Centre, in Cow Bay
Walk the six kilometres on the footpath from the Daintree Airstrip to the Cow Bay Beach and observe the changes in rainforest habitat.
Enjoy the Orange Rope Walk at Crocodylus is a 3 kilometre walk marked with orange rope and 38 numbered sign posts, following a section of Macleans Creek. A booklet is provided at reception.
Walk south along the beach to the mouth of Cooper Creek - about 400 metres from Cafe-on-Sea
Cape Kimberley - walk south for 4 kilometres to the mouth of the Daintree River.