Beaches at the Daintree Rainforest
The beaches of the Daintree Rainforest are rated among the most spectacular
in the world. The tropical warmth combined with dazzling sunshine and
crystal clear calm water makes you wonder if this is what heaven could
be like. One of the most wonderful features of Daintree beaches is the
lack of people. Stretching for miles, you can cast your eyes along the
golden sand and not see a single soul - except perhaps your soul mate.
The only serious safety concern when swimming at beaches in the Daintree
Rainforest area are marine stingers. During the summer months of the year
(November to March), the prevalence of jellyfish makes swimming in the
ocean dangerous, and even life threatening. Visitors are advised to stay
out of the water completely during these times.
Most the beaches in the Daintree region are very similar - golden sand,
calm blue water and mostly deserted. They are pristine.
This beach is accessed through a resort, but can also be reached slightly
further south of the resort from the main road. It is 2 kms south of Cape
Tribulation, and has a large reef that lies offshore. The depth of water
drops significantly at the edge of the reef, making this a good fishing
To the north of the beach is a small creek but visitors are advised not
to swim here because there have been reports of crocodiles living in the
Cape Tribulation Beach
This is the showcase beach of the area. Protected by the Cape Tribulation
headland, the water here is almost always calm and crystal clear. Tourist
operators visit this beach every day of the week, so there are often many
There are normally very few people at Emmagen Beach, so you can pretend
to be Robinson Crusoe. Looking out to the Coral Sea, it is easy to imagine
that you are alone in the world.
A little further along the road is Donovans Beach. It's too far to walk
from accommodation in the Daintree Rainforest, so you'll need a car or bicycle
to reach it. To reach Donovans beach, turn off a dirt track near Emmagen
Beach and follow it for about 200 metres. There have been sightings of crocodiles
on this beach, and as a result only brave people visit it.
There is a camping ground at Noahs Beach, which is frequently occupied.
A self-registration booth is located at the entrance to the park, and
guests must complete a permit form a pay a small fee to the collection
box. Rangers do make periodic trips to the park to check that visitors
are using the facilities in an orderly manner.
Red Mill House Birdwatching Bed and Breakfast
Quaint Daintree bed and breakfast Queenslander accommodation with attached
modern wing offering a friendly rainforest lodging set in 1.5 acres of
tropical gardens renowned for birdwatching. Located 400m from the beautiful
Daintree River, Australia.
- Cockatoo Hill Retreat
Luxury resort accommodation with four rainforest lodge cabins perched
between Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation north of Cairns, Far North Queensland,
Daintree - Hasta
Manana Beachfront Villas
Daintree accommodation with modern beachfront villas representing a luxury
holiday rental home for your rainforest vacation at Wonga Beach. Private,
tropical beach house villa located near Cairns' Great Barrier Reef.