Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation
GPS: Lat: -16.07927 - Lon: 145.47166
Unofficial
From Cairns travel north for about 76 km to Mossman then another 37 km to Daintree. Cross over the Daintree River by ferry and continue along this road for another 50 km to Cape Tribulation. The road is passable to conventional vehicles except after heavy rains, which of course occur fairly often. You are much better off travelling in a 4WD vehicle.

There are many beautiful views and interesting things to visit along the way. The first turn off to the right will take you into Cape Kimberley, a rather remote but beautiful bay with few people, a casual atmosphere, and lots of secluded spots. Next stop is Cow Bay. There is a hotel and a motel here, plus the Crocodylus Resort, literally tucked away in the rainforest. The area is very popular with backpackers and, as many of these come from Europe where naturist beaches are commonplace, it is not unusual to come across topless and nude bathers in this area. However the most accepted nude bathing area is the third bay as you walk north along the beach.

At North Cape Tribulation you can experience isolated camping where the rain forest meets the sea. There are few facilities and all your supplies need to be brought in with you. Clothes in this camping area are unofficially optional, and the surroundings make time stand still. You could easily spend a couple of weeks here soaking up the natural environment, and of course the sun.

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