Blogs from Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation February 16th 2018

Wow! Tour is off to a great start. So far, our group has 16 people in it. 20 more will join us tomorrow. So far, we have 1 German, 1 Scottish, 1 American, and the rest are English. Very different from our last tour to Europe as most were Australian. Everyone has been getting along really well thus far. Yesterday, we left Cairnes and headed up to Cape Tribulation. Along the way, we stopped for a tour of the Daintree Rainforest guided by a local aboriginal. He started the tour with their historic smoke ceremony guided us through the rainforest and showed local woodworking, paint, and different leaves used for medication. The guide said that when he was little he grandparents would make him eat the dirt in the forest to build up a tolerance to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation June 1st 2017

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation December 6th 2015

This morning I woke up at 4 again urgh but the hubster managed a bit more than that! After brekkie we went to collect our first car of the trip that we decided to hire ourselves last nigh so we could go to cape tribulation - where the rainforest meets the sea! We went to the office to collect the car band of course the Hubs found half a dozen things wrong with it before we left (hides head in hands!) We headed off on the hour+ drive out to cape Trib! It was a very chilled drive barely a car on the road which was really bendy with rainforest either side! When we got there it was hot (32) but beautiful! We had a stroll along the beach and had a paddle in the sea ... read more
Cape Trib
Crabby Dude
Buffalo burger

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation October 27th 2015

Since I knew we would be staying in Cairns for a week Cape Tribulation had been high on my list of places to visit. I first heard about it in something I randomly read. I had little knowledge of what was there but the name sounded really cool and it is an easy day trip from Cairns. We woke early and drove out of the North of the city, passing dozens of sugar cane fields with their cute little narrow gauge railways. We headed up along the Bruce Highway which hugs the Pacific Coast. On one side of us was the beautiful ocean, lined with white sandy beaches. On the other, the rainforest in its deep green glory. The sun was shining brightly and we had a good road to drive. As we drove we listened ... read more
Cape Tribulation Beach
Rainforest Vines

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation September 16th 2015

I didn't post yesterday, so I'll say a bit about yesterday too. Went scuba diving in Port Douglas to the great barrier reef. As we were boarding the ship, every crew member asked if we had taken stomach sickness medication. I had never been seasick before, so hadn't taken any, but was finally convinced when the 7th crew member insisted on taking some. I'm so glad I did - I had never seen waves like that before ever. People were getting sick left, right and centre. We did 3 dives for the day and they were all incredible! Saw a shark, lots of turtles, tons of colourful fish and coral. The next morning, I woke up pretty early to drive to Cape Tribulation. About half way I stopped to do a river tour on the daintree ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation June 20th 2015

We enjoyed sleeping in a bit before checking out of the lovely Sea Temple Resort for a drive up to Cape Tribulation. After getting breakfast and some snacks in downtown Port Douglas, we embarked on the trip north. The two-hour drive was quite scenic and included a ferry crossing at the Daintree River followed by signs warning us that we were in “Cassowary Country”. We stopped for lunch at the Turtle Rock Café in the town of Cape Tribulation where we later met Mike, our guide for the day. Our pre-arranged tour took us up the “Bloomfield Track” which was passable in Mike’s four-wheel drive Land Cruiser. Mike was a very knowledgeable and personable guide with a genuine passion for the area. He explained to us the origin of the name “Cape Tribulation” (the starting point ... read more
Crossing Emmagen Creek
Crossing the Creek on Motor Bike
Cowie Beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation May 3rd 2015

Cape Tribulation On Tue 21 April we arrived back in Airlie Beach with several hours to fill before catching the overnight Greyhound to Cairns. We had some wine while we thought about what to do! I went to have my toenails painted while Tom caught up on his travel diary. We then collected our bags and had a meal before boarding the bus. It was a full bus and quite hot so we didn't get much sleep. It was a relief to arrive in Cairns at 5.45 Wednesday morning. We went to Mc Donald's for a coffee and sat outside as we waited to be picked up for our tour to Cape Tribulation at 7.15. Our indigenous guide, George, drove us North into the Daintree Rainforest and gave us all sorts of information about the flora ... read more
Bar/ Restaurant
Our neighbour!
Beach Cabin

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation August 29th 2014

Hi again to you, Waking up in the middle of the jungle in a bed that is heavenly, followed by a really good breakfast. Wow. All so lovely here, thanks to Dutch Rob at the Rainforrest Hideaway. After the breakfast, we got our stuff together for some driving to the Daintree Discovery centre where you could learn about the oldest rainforrest on the Earth. Had some coffee when we arrived and bought a ticket to enter the boardwalk, but then someone told us that another guest had seen a cassowary at the carpark. Cassowary's are big walking birds, with a blue & red neck and head, black feathered body, big feet and a large horn on their head. Also, they are endangered so it was very special to see them so close like that. We did ... read more
Icecream flavours
Fancy sunglasses

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation August 28th 2014

Hello mates, Today we left Cooktown. We actually planned to stay here 2 days, but because of the lack of activity and the abundance of old people, we decided to leave a day earlier and set our route to Cape Tribulation. So we got ourselves up at some early hour and left at 9:00 am. Had some coffee at the Cooktown Landing Caffee and got out of town. So my mom told about the Bloomfield track she would love to drive; lots of dust, crossing rivers, hills and gaps in the road everywhere. So we decided to do it. But for the first few miles, paved roads, no hills and nothing like a bumpy ride. Great.. Everyone was kind of disappointed about it, till we crossed some bridge and the track actually started with the sign: ... read more
Hello there beautiful river
Great Barrier Reef, here we meet again

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