Daintree Rainforest Walks

Daintree Rainforest walks take you through this ancient rainforest and is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in North Queensland.  While walking, there are so many trees and ferns to take in.  During your walk, keep an eye out for native animals and birds.

Madja Boardwalk

A stroll along the Madja Boardwalk is ideal for people of all fitness levels.  The boardwalk brings you through the deep lowland rainforest and into a mangrove-lined creek environment.  Keep an eye out for fish and eels along the promenade.  During low tide, you may also be able to view crabs and other crustaceans that live on the muddy banks.

It’s best to take your time and become lost in the sounds, sights, and fragrances of the Noah Creek rainforest.  The 1.2-kilometre-long circuit takes typically 45 minutes to complete.  Check out Noah Beach and Noah Creek Bridge while in the area.  From this vantage point, one may see out across the creek.

Mount Sorrow

Four and a half hours one way
This Mount Sorrow Walk is the most challenging trail in the Daintree Rainforest region.  Located high in the highlands behind Cape Tribulation, the Mount Sorrow Ridge climb affords stunning panoramas of the surrounding area.  The hike begins at the Cape Tribulation National Park Office.  Maps of the area will be available at the office, so you’ll be able to see exactly where the hike goes.  Not for the faint of heart.  This walk is strenuous.

Dubiji Boardwalk

This walk takes an hour and a half to complete the journey.
Starting at the Car park, Dubuji is at Cape Tribulation.  At the end of the 1.8-kilometre Dubiji boardwalk trail, you’ll find informational plaques describing the plants and creatures that call this area home.

Myall Beach to Cape Tribulation Beach

Cape Tribulation Beach

A one-and-a-half-hour roundtrip commute walks approximately a kilometre towards the cape from a little creek at Myall Beach (accessible from Cape Tribulation settlement via a gravel trail and wooden boardwalk through the mangroves).  This creek is best crossed at low tide to avoid soaking your footwear.

The Cape Tribulation beach sign is around 200 feet from the watercourse.  You’ll need to take this route to the Cape Tribulation headland.  At the  Cape Tribulation beach parking lot, the hike ends.  Retracing your steps through the rainforest or along the road until you reach Cape Tribulation Village will get you back to Myall Beach.

See our Daintree Rainforest weather page to choose the best time to visit.