1 Day Great Barrier Reef Drive Itinerary - Cairns to Cape Tribulation

If you're short on time but big on packing in as much of the region as you can, then a day trip along the Great Barrier Reef Drive is a must. From Cairns to Cape Tribulation there is a boundless beauty to be discovered along the deserted, tropical beaches fringed by dramatic rainforest-clad mountain ranges of the Wet Tropics. Explore rainforest boardwalks, swim in freshwater gorges and take in the stunning vistas that make up the Great Barrier Reef Drive.


Ellis BeachEllis Beach
Wangetti BeachWangetti Beach
Mossman GorgeMossman Gorge
Daintree VillageDaintree Village
Alexandra LookoutAlexandra Lookout
Marrdja BoardwalkMarrdja Boardwalk
Cape TribulationCape Tribulation
Cairns to Cape Tribulation

Embark on the epic Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation, stopping at deserted beaches, chic tropical villages, to the Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation where the rainforest meets the reef.

Jindalba BoardwalkJindalba Boardwalk
Daintree RiverDaintree River
Port DouglasPort Douglas
Pebbly BeachPebbly Beach
Rex LookoutRex Lookout
Palm CovePalm Cove
Cape Tribulation to Cairns

Travel the Great Barrier Reef Drive in a day from Cairns to Cape Tribulation, stopping to take in stunning coral sea vistas and culminating at the place where the rainforest meets the reef.

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