On behalf of Cape Trib Horse Rides I have compiled a list of some of the great ‘Things to do in Cape Tribulation‘ whilst you are travelling this very special part of the world.
Cape Tribulation is the only place on earth where two UNESCO World Heritage sites collide. The Daintree Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef are literally in touching distance of each other. This unique situation gives life to incredible biodiversity and scenery.
Cape Tribulation really has something for everyone. You can horse ride on Myall Beach, snorkel The Great Barrier Reef, swing through the trees of the Daintree Rainforest, Trek to the dizzy heights of Mount Sorrow or just relax at one of the many cafe’s / restaurants.
1. Cape Trib Horse Rides – If you are looking to experience the unique environment of Cape Tribulation by horse back then look no further. Ride through our vibrant paddocks, the dense Rainforest and the picture perfect beach. Don’t just take our word for it though, check out our TripAdvisor Reviews.
2. Mason’s Tours – Mason’s offer privately guided day and night Jungle treks as well as 4WD Safaris that drive the famous Bloomfield track and to historic Cooktown.
3. Sea Kayaking – Board a kayak and explore Cape Tribulations tropical beaches. Look out for sea turtles, schools of fish, sea eagles, dolphins, dugong, sting rays and the occasional whale passing during migration season (July and August).
4. Trek Mount Sorrow – Standing at around 700m high this trek is not for the faint hearted. The 7km return trek usually takes about 6 or 7 hours to complete. Make sure you check in with your accommodation or a friend to let them know of your plans before setting off. P.S Remember your camera as the view is rather impressive.
5. Ocean Safari – Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef and feast your eyes on an
extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. Look out for sea turtles, colourful coral, tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, starfish and much more.
6. Creeks and Swimming Holes – There
are a number creeks in and around Cape Tribulation. Emmagen Creek, Mason’s swimming hole and Noah’s creek are just a few that spring to mind. Ask a local or at your accommodation for directions and advice.
7. Cape Tribulation / Myall Beach – Lined with crystal blue waters on one side and sprawling rainforest and a mountainous back drop on the other, these pristine beaches are some of the best in Australia. Be on the look out for falling Coconuts as they make a refreshing drink while you soak up the sun.
8. Mountain Bike Tours (Electric Assisted) – This new tour is still under development but should be available to customers mid-way through 2016. Cycle 4km through mysterious rainforest and evergreen forest as you learn about the Cape Tribulation wildlife and environment.
9. Jungle Surfing -Surf the canopy of the Daintree rainforest on this exhilarating zip line tour that suspends you 20 meters from the ground.
10. Drinks and Dining – If you have the time and energy after your days activities, you can even wine and dine in Cape Tribulation. The area offers and array of places to eat and drink. Here are just a few;
> The BeachHouse – A great bar and restaurant nestled close to the beach. Look out for their live music nights.
> Whet – Fine dining on the main Cape Tribulation Road. Offering great food and an extensive Vegetarian, Children’s and Gluten Free menu.
> Sandbar at Cape Tribulation Camping – Infamous wood fired pizzas using fresh locally sourced ingredients.
> Masons Cafe – Serving up exotic meats such as crocodile, emu, boar and kangaroo. Be sure to stop off at the swimming hole while you are here.
So there you have it, ’10 Things to do in Cape Tribulation’. I hope you find it useful and be sure to let us know how you go if you ever swing by Cape Trib Horse Rides on your travels.