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      • Getting to the Daintree Coast

        Daintree Coast – Daintree River to Cape Tribulation.

        Catch the Daintree Ferry across the Daintree River and disembark on a journey through lush Daintree Rainforest and past spectacular coastline with the amazing Great Barrier Reef just offshore.

        Find out how to get here and other FAQs.

      • Welcome to the Daintree
    • Daintree Ferry
      • Daintree Ferry

        Your gateway to the Daintree Coast.

        The Daintree Ferry provides vehicle and passenger access across the Daintree River operating continuously between 5am to midnight daily.

        On this page you will find the latest ticket prices and all you need to know about catching the Daintree Ferry.

      • Daintree Ferry Crossing
    • Forest Creek
      • Forest Creek

        Forest Creek is the closest Daintree Coast location to the Daintree Ferry.

        The first turn off after disembarking the Ferry on the North side of the Daintree river, Forest Creek Road is a lovely drive through rainforest and rural landscapes.

      • Forest Creek
    • Kimberley
      • Kimberley

        At the end of Cape Kimberley Road is the stunning Cape Kimberley beach with Snapper Island just offshore.

        On a clear sky day you can see the Low Isles and Low Isles lighthouse in the distance.

      • Cape Kimberley
    • Cow Bay
      • Cow Bay

        North of Alexandra Range you will find Cow Bay.  Take a drive down to the end of Buchanan Creek Rd (6km) to arrive at picturesque Cow Bay Beach, where you can experience what a deserted beach feels like.

        Cow Bay is a great central location to base yourself to explore the Daintree Coast.

      • Cow Bay Daintree Coast
    • Diwan
      • Diwan

        The next Daintree Coast location on Cape Tribulation Road following North from Cow Bay is the enchanting area of Diwan.

        Here you will find some great places to stay, relax and unwind from campgrounds, luxury treehouses and rainforest cabins. Enjoy an ice cream at the Daintree Ice Cream Company, buy some locally grown Daintree Tea, fuel your car and stock up with goodies at Daintree Rainforest Village.

      • Diwan
    • Thornton Beach
      • Thornton Beach

        Between Diwan and Cape Tribulation, you will find the lovely and quaint Thornton Beach.

        Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Thornton Beach, with charming Struck Island only 1 hectare in size just offshore.

        Here you will find a sheltered picnic table area to stop and revive, bungalow accommodation, a beachfront café and even crocodile wilderness cruises!

      • Thornton Beach
    • Cape Tribulation
      • Cape Tribulation

        Cape Tribulation, affectionately known as Cape Trib, is a popular destination with a rich history and spectacular scenery. You’ll find a lot to see and do at Cape Trib with plenty of accommodation options and great places to enjoy a meal.

        From rainforest and beach walks, treetop adventures, horse rides, and snorkeling trips at the Great Barrier Reef. There’s plenty to discover and explore.

      • Cape Tribulation
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MENU

    • Getting Here
      • Getting to the Daintree Coast

        Daintree Coast – Daintree River to Cape Tribulation.

        Catch the Daintree Ferry across the Daintree River and disembark on a journey through lush Daintree Rainforest and past spectacular coastline with the amazing Great Barrier Reef just offshore.

        Find out how to get here and other FAQs.

      • Welcome to the Daintree
    • Daintree Ferry
      • Daintree Ferry

        Your gateway to the Daintree Coast.

        The Daintree Ferry provides vehicle and passenger access across the Daintree River operating continuously between 5am to midnight daily.

        On this page you will find the latest ticket prices and all you need to know about catching the Daintree Ferry.

      • Daintree Ferry Crossing
    • Forest Creek
      • Forest Creek

        Forest Creek is the closest Daintree Coast location to the Daintree Ferry.

        The first turn off after disembarking the Ferry on the North side of the Daintree river, Forest Creek Road is a lovely drive through rainforest and rural landscapes.

      • Forest Creek
    • Kimberley
      • Kimberley

        At the end of Cape Kimberley Road is the stunning Cape Kimberley beach with Snapper Island just offshore.

        On a clear sky day you can see the Low Isles and Low Isles lighthouse in the distance.

      • Cape Kimberley
    • Cow Bay
      • Cow Bay

        North of Alexandra Range you will find Cow Bay.  Take a drive down to the end of Buchanan Creek Rd (6km) to arrive at picturesque Cow Bay Beach, where you can experience what a deserted beach feels like.

        Cow Bay is a great central location to base yourself to explore the Daintree Coast.

      • Cow Bay Daintree Coast
    • Diwan
      • Diwan

        The next Daintree Coast location on Cape Tribulation Road following North from Cow Bay is the enchanting area of Diwan.

        Here you will find some great places to stay, relax and unwind from campgrounds, luxury treehouses and rainforest cabins. Enjoy an ice cream at the Daintree Ice Cream Company, buy some locally grown Daintree Tea, fuel your car and stock up with goodies at Daintree Rainforest Village.

      • Diwan
    • Thornton Beach
      • Thornton Beach

        Between Diwan and Cape Tribulation, you will find the lovely and quaint Thornton Beach.

        Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Thornton Beach, with charming Struck Island only 1 hectare in size just offshore.

        Here you will find a sheltered picnic table area to stop and revive, bungalow accommodation, a beachfront café and even crocodile wilderness cruises!

      • Thornton Beach
    • Cape Tribulation
      • Cape Tribulation

        Cape Tribulation, affectionately known as Cape Trib, is a popular destination with a rich history and spectacular scenery. You’ll find a lot to see and do at Cape Trib with plenty of accommodation options and great places to enjoy a meal.

        From rainforest and beach walks, treetop adventures, horse rides, and snorkeling trips at the Great Barrier Reef. There’s plenty to discover and explore.

      • Cape Tribulation
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Daintree Coast – Be Amazed

Disabled in the Daintree

John Scott Friends of the Foundation

We moved to the Daintree in 2021. As a result of a significant car accident which had me in hospital for 6 months I am now left with significant mobility issues meaning I can no longer drive and use a 4 wheel walker to get around. That’s just to put this post in context.

We made a conscious decision to move to the Daintree full well knowing I would have challenges, but I thrive on a challenge and am a stubborn sod who rarely admits defeat.

We had fallen in love with the Daintree on previous holiday visits, it’s a magical place isn’t it?

Being disabled has its own set of challenges when you go out, in my case I must constantly check surfaces where I am pushing my walker and ask myself is it safe.

A good example of this early in our time we went to Mossman for shopping and many stores have a big step up to enter the store, if I was in a wheelchair I would not be able to go into that store.

Even something as simple as a path that broken concrete and is not level can potentially damage a walker or a wheelchair if it gets stuck.

I would really love to see the Daintree Coast become a truly inclusive community for all. There are a lot of people with disabilities that must use wheelchairs who love to travel, and they have money to spend.

What makes an inclusive community I hear you ask?

View the incapacity Community as a Valuable Consumer It’s still progressive to work out the incapacity community as a targeted audience and consumer. We are the biggest minority population within the world, yet the foremost underrepresented when it involves marketing products, as we are the last to be thought of.

Accessibility is to do with physical environments, but equally important are attitudes. Just be mindful that we co-exist in shared spaces.

Access to things like beaches is problematic for me for example at cow bay there is sand at the car park before you hit the concrete path, that makes pushing a walker to get to the path to go to the beach harder than it needs to be.

Cow Bay Beach Entrance

I hear you say who will pay for this stuff? I don’t want my rates to go up etc. There are more than likely grants floating around. I have spoken with council about my experiences at Mossman and will give credit to them a council officer rang me and acknowledged that there is the need to improve things, but it takes time.

If you are an accommodation provider here is a question for you to ponder do, I have grab rails in the shower by default or is it just in a wheelchair accessible cabin/villa? Something as simple as that may mean someone who is challenged mobility wise will spend money with you

I love being here I am enjoying learning about the history of where we live and the rainforest and think the community is pretty awesome. I look forward to contributing to our community to help it grow and prosper.

John Scott

John Scott

Daintree Coast Resident

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