Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is a headland and locality in northern Queensland, Australia 110 km (68 mi) north of Cairns. It is located within the Daintree National Park and the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. The locality contains a small number of tourism resorts and backpacker hostels. A sealed road provides access to the area from the south via the Daintree River Ferry. North from Cape Tribulation Beach House, a four-wheel drive unsealed road, known as the Bloomfield Track, continues to the Bloomfield River, Wujal Wujal, Bloomfield Falls and Cooktown and is often closed during the wet season (Feb-Apr).

The traditional owners of the area are the Kuku Yalanji people. The cape was named by British explorer Lt. James Cook on 10 June 1770 after his ship ran aground on a reef near the site, "because here began all our Troubles".

In the 2006 year the rainfall recorded was over 6.5 m (256 in) and most people visit the area during the dry season between July and November. During the wet season marine stingers are prevalent causing locals and visitors to swim in the many creeks not infested with crocodiles. There are four main resorts to stay at. The village has two small supermarkets, two cash dispensing machines, one takeaway food outlet and five restaurants.

The Great Barrier Reef is some 19 km (12 mi) due east, there are two boat charters that leave from the beach. Typical activities available are guided nightwalks, 4 wheel drive tours, horse-riding, kayaking, jungle surfing and crocodile cruises to name a few.


22 °C

Clouds, broken clouds

Wind5.7 m/s
Cloudiness67 %
Temperature (min/max)22/22 °C
Pressure1016 hpa
Humidity87 %
Last update: 29 May 2024 @ 19:58

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