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Great Barrier Reef
Cape Tribulation is the only place on earth were the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, two UNESCO World Heritage sites coincide. The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest surviving rainforest on the planet, estimated to be up to 165 million years old. While the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living organism, stretching approximately 2,300km along the coast of Queensland.
No Far North Queensland Holiday is complete without vising Cape Tribulation located in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, and the Great barrier Reef. So why not visit Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest in the on location and experience both World Heritage sites in the same day! The majority of visitors begin their Daintree holiday in Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas where there are many tour buses that visit the Daintree as well as ample options for car hire for the self-drivers.
As you head north out of Cairns you will travel along the recently named; “Great Barrier Reef Drive,” a scenic coastal road which will truly set the atmosphere for what you are about to experience. As you continue along the drive you will pass by the coastal town of Port Douglas and through Mossman before arriving at the Daintree River Crossing. This is where the adventure really begins! After crossing the Daintree River you will officially enter the Daintree Rainforest where you will spend the next hour winding your way through pristine tropical rainforest and enjoying glimpses out to the Coral Sea. There are plenty of view points and rainforest boardwalks to enjoy on the drive before you will reach your destination of Cape Tribulation where “the rainforest meets the reef”.
It’s definitely worth spending at least a few days at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge situated in the heart of Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation. Unwind and relax in true luxury Daintree Rainforest accommodation, enjoy the spectacular Myall Beach on our doorstep and take part in many of the tours and activities Cape Tribulation has to offer. At Ferntree Rainforest Lodge we have a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets, from Garden Loft Cabins to Family Cabins all with private Ensuite cabins.
There are a variety of different tours available in Cape Tribulation and the Daintree so you can experience both the rainforest and the reef. If you want to really explore the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Daintree Rainforest, we suggest booking on to Ocean Safari where you will snorkel through the Great Barrier Reef and see the spectacular coral. Ocean Safari departs from Cape Tribulation daily and runs a half day snorkelling trip to The Great Barrier Reef. Take a walk through the oldest rainforest on earth down, the Daintree, out on to the stunning Myall Beach where you will board the boat and set off for an exhilarating 30 minute ride out to the reef! You will get to spend two hours snorkelling the reef; parrotfish, rays, clownfish and sea turtles are just some of the wonders that await you. Enjoy spectacular views of the Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation coastline from the boat as you make your way back to shore.The Daintree Rainforest is home to some amazing and unique wildlife and guided Far North Escapes Night walks are available to go in search of these creatures once the sun sets and the rainforest really comes to life!
After a busy day exploring the Daintree and taking part in Cape Tribulation Tours and attractions there is nowhere better to relax, enjoy good food and drinks than at the Cassowary Restaurant situated at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge.