Frequently asked questions:
Do we need a four wheel drive?
NO. if you are only going as far as Cape Tribulation you will not need
a four wheel drive, only if you plan to head further north on the coast
road on the Bloomfield Track you will need one.
In the wet season a four wheel drive can sometimes come out handy when
water flows over the causeways in very heavy rain, a bit of extra clearance
from the road can make the difference between being able to get through
or having to wait a few hours for water levels to recede.
The local council finally managed to seal the road all the way to Cape
Tribulation by Easter 2002, it had taken them ten years to lay 36km.
How do we get there?
For info on bustransport and links to online hire car reservations
For maps and driving directions click
Yes all our three accommodation have gas stoves, utensils and table
setting for two.
Groceries can be purchased either in Mossman Woolworths or
Coles in Port Douglas. Locally there is a Friendly Grocer and Mason's
Store at Cape Tribulaton and Rainforest Village Shop at Diwan.
The Daintree river Ferry ?
To reach Cape Tribulation you will have to cross the Daintree river
with the cable ferry.
This ferry runs up and down continuously from 6 am till midnight seven
days a week.
The current return fare in 2021 is $33.- per car. Keep yourself and
especially the kids away from the water's edge if you wait here, crocodiles
are quick and strong enough to drag horses in to the water so a child
is an easy snack.
How far is Rainforest Hideaway from the beach?
beach is straight down the road, to walk it will take you about 20 minutes,
in a car no time at all, see this map
here to read the cancellation policy.
we bring children, do you supply extra beds or cots?
Unfortunately our accommodation is not suitable for children under
12 years. We only cater for two persons in each cabin and the treehouse
and are not able to supply extra beds or cots.
and check-out time?
in is from 14:00 till 18:00, please get in touch with us if you intend
to arrive very early or very late.
is at 10.00 am.
TVs, DVD players, hair dryers etc
have fans in all our rooms. We are unable to provide air conditioning
or TV due to our being off grid. You ar also unable to use any high
powered items like hair dryers and toasters in the rooms
bookings / trips to the Great Barrier Reef?
is quite a choice of different tours from Cape Tribulation, your host
Shane is happy to advise you on the most suitable ones for you and to
book any of these for you, either on arrival or in advance if you want
to be assured of a place on the tour.
More info on the tours here,
feel free to email me for
any more info.
is available to the cabins close to the reception area. No wifi at the
Treehouse however your mobile will work out there so feel free to use
your own mobile data or mobile internet.
October 2020 we have mobile reception here at Cape Trib - as long as
you are on the Optus or Telstra network.
is the safest rainforest in the world! Poisonous snakes prefer open
grassland and not the rainforest, and the only two species of poisonous
spiders in Australia, the funnelweb and redback, do not live around
here. So it is actually more dangerous to stay in Sydney with its funnelwebs
than in the jungle of Cape Tribulation.
In the water you have to be a bit more careful, from November till May
there can be box jellyfish that can deliver painful, potentially fatal
stings, so then you are better off swimming in one of the crystal clear
creek swimming holes around Cape Tribulation.
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