Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is in Tropical North Queensland 110 km north of Cairns. It is located in the Daintree National Park and the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. Cape Tribulation has a population of just under 400 people.

The locality contains a small number of pet friendly bed and breakfasts, pet friendly eco lodges, pet friendly cottages, pet friendly resorts, and backpacker hostels that make up the extent of the pet friendly accommodation venues.

Some extremely rare plant-life is found on Cape Tribulation and in 1988 the forests around Cape Tribulation were given World Heritage Listing.

Cape Tribulation was named by British navigator Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 after his ship struck a reef off the cape. The ship was badly damaged and Cook named the area Cape Tribulation because here began all his troubles.

In the 1930s some settlers started arriving in Cape Tribulation, but they found the rainforest living extremely difficult. Ventures such as fruit and vegetable growing, fishing, cattle, and timber milling were started and abandoned, and having weekly barge transport in and out was another handicap. In the 1960s a track was formed and the first vehicle access created, although the road remained a four wheel drive track until the early 1990s. In 2002, the road was finally sealed all the way to Cape Tribulation and in early 2011 the last bridge was built creating year round all weather access to Cape Tribulation for the first time.

Cape Tribulation is a wonderful place that is very different to any other in Australia so if you can mange to take a week or two off, a visit to Cape Tribulation is highly recommended.

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