Introducing Cape Tribulation and Kuranda | Cairns Tours

Cape Tribulation and Kuranda

By James Dixon | 18th January 2015

Cape Tribulation is at the heart of the glorious Daintree Rainforest, is World Heritage Listed and home to some of the oldest rainforest on the planet. Adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, this spectacular area of Australia offers an endless array of activities that allows you to explore some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery.

With a variety of lodgings available – from camping near deserted beaches to relaxing in resort style accommodation – you can explore the rainforest at your leisure, cruising the bountiful rivers, birdwatching or scanning for crocodiles and native wildlife. Traverse the rainforest on foot, by 4WD, or on horseback, or kayak the coastline and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, only 30 minutes away by boat. Climb Mount Sorrow, swim in a freshwater swimming hole, or sample rare tropical fruit while walking the pristine white sands of Cape Tribulation Beach.

Whether you wish to have an active few days, or would prefer quietly drinking in the spectacular scenery, there is something for everyone in this remote and spectacular part of the world.


Cape Tribulation National Park

Magnificent Cape Tribulation National Park is a World Heritage Listed rainforest which predates the Amazon Jungle as the world’s oldest living rainforest. Located 110km north of Cairns, this exquisite area is a breathtaking natural wonder unlike anything else in the world.

Ecotourism is at the heart of this self sustained community with many local businesses eco-certified. With a focus on cultural respect and sensitivity, environmental sustainability and contribution to conservation and education, you will witness the passion of local residents, who share their knowledge and skills with people from all over the world.

With scientific research indicating that there are only 19 primitive flowering plants in existence, it is extraordinary to learn that 12 of those plants exist in the Cape Tribulation and Daintree rainforests! This area is clearly a must-do for nature lovers everywhere.


The small town of Kuranda is situated on the Barron River off the Kennedy Highway (Kuranda Range). This delightful little town is a great place to explore, offering numerous sightseeing opportunities and attractions including the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Kuranda Train and Skyrail, Koala Gardens, Birdworld and the Butterfly Sanctuary. Replete with a delightful array of cafes and restaurants, heritage markets, walking trails and galleries, Kuranda is an enchanting town from which to explore spectacular Cape Tribulation. Visit today and experience the paradisiacal beauty of the Cairns region for yourself.