Rainforest Hideaway - Daintree accommodation and sculpture trail in the ancient rainforest at Cape Tribulation, Australia

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Cape Tribulation has a wide range of tours available to explore this amazing area of reef and rainforest, but there are also a lot of other things to do;

 

Beach: there are many unspoilt beaches along the Daintree Coast.

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Unspoilt Cape Tribulation Beach

 

Birdwatching: they can be hard to find sitting high up in the trees but patience and a pair of binoculars will help you find some of these elusive birds, and you might even be lucky to find the most spectacular bird of all; the cassowary!

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Male cassowary with two chicks

 

Boardwalks: just down the street from Rainforest Hideaway is the Dubuji boardwalk that winds through rainforest and mangroves.

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Boardwalk from Dubuji to Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation

 

Cinema: There is a 25 seat cinema on the upstairs floor of Whet restaurant, very comfy sofas and beanbags, shows run at 14:00, 16:00 and 20:00. Entry fee $15.- or only $10.- when you dine.

 

Daintree Discovery Centre: located between the Daintree river and Cow Bay.
A great place to give you an introduction to the amazing rainforest ecology; aerial walkways, a canopy tower, a bushtucker trail, videos, coffee shop, and you will be given a multi-lingual audio guide to take with you around the centre to tell you what you are looking at.
When you stay at Rainforest Hideaway pick up a discount voucher to save on the entry fee, or if you plan to stop there on your way up to Cape Tribulation click the one below and print.

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Drinking: there are several bars around Cape Tribulation, PK's Jungle Bar which can get a bit rowdy, Cape Trib Beachhouse which is located right by Cape Tribulation Beach, and Whet for a more civilized drink, they have won a tourism award for their cocktails!

drinks and cocktails in the bar at whet
Award winning cocktails at Whet

Entomological Museum: situated on Turpentine Road, just south of the Cooper Creek crossing, this museum houses the largest collection of rare and exotic butterflies and insects in Australia.

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Amazing insect collection at Entomological Museum

 

Fishing: try your luck in the ocean or the creek, but get informed about where to fish first, there are several zones around Cape Tribulation with different rules.
There are also several fishing charters on the Daintree river or you can hire your own boat to go out on this river.

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Big mackerel caught off the Cape Tribulation coast

 

Ice cream: there are two places to sample ice cream made from the exotic fruits that are grown in this area; one at Floravilla at the turn off to Cow Bay Beach, and the next one just a bit up the road at the Daintree Icecream Company.

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Mountain biking: Hire a mountain bike and explore the beaches and the Bloomfield Track.

Mount Sorrow Trail: There is a hiking track from the main road up to Mount Sorrow, this will take you most of a day and reward you with views all the way out to the reef on a clear day.

view from mount sorrow
View from Mount Sorrow

Sculpture Trail: Relax and unwind and spend a bit of time exploring the Rainforest Hideaway Sculpture Trail

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Sculpture trail at Rainforest Hideaway

 

Sea kayaking: if you don't feel like going out on a sea kayaking tour then you can also hire your own kayak at either Cape Trib Camping or at The Beachhouse.

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Hire a kayak at Cape Tribulation to explore the Daintree Coast

Swimming: There is a swimminghole in the creek at the Cape Tribulation Shop for year round safe swimming.
You can also swim in the ocean between May and November, but in the summer months there are box jellyfish.

 

Walking: There are miles of pristine beaches around Cape Tribulation and even on days where it is not sunbathing weather you can still walk for hours along the deserted beaches.

See the Cape Tribulation tours page for more things to do in Cape Tribulation.

 

To help with your planning here is a map of the area;

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daintree rainforest tree frog
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Rainforest Hideaway Cape Tribulation Accommodation & Sculpture Trail - 109R Camelot Close, Cape Tribulation 4873, Australia Ph: 07-40980108