Average Winter Temp: 26°C
Average Summer Temp: 31.7°C
Traditionally inhabited by: Kuku Yalanji people
A ringside view of nature at its thriving best, along with the luxury of a beautiful, secluded beach at your disposal. No, we’re not referring to an expensive holiday package offered by a state-of-the-art resort. We speak, instead, of Noah Beach, one of the many coastal gems of the Cape Tribulation area within the Daintree National Park.
It serves as an ideal base from which to coordinate trails and hikes into the Park, and venture into heritage-listed rainforests. And if you’re not much of an explorer, you could just laze at the beach, and watch orange-footed scrubfowls, northern brown bandicoots and lace monitor lizards go about their business without a care in the world.
The welcome sign at Noah Beach invites visitors to enjoy ‘a wild night, every night’. And that is the beauty of this white-sand covered, coconut-tree lined beach, which also marks the edge of one of the richest reserves of biodiversity on the planet. A worthy addition to any traveller’s repertoire, Noah Beach is accessible most times of the year, barring the wet season between January and April.
Attractions & Activities:
- Nature Trails
- Wildlife Photography
- Guided Rainforest Tours
- Beach Picnics
- Bird Watching
- Bandicoot Spotting
- Platypus Spotting
- Daintree Historic Village Tours
- Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours
- Daintree River Cruises
Caravan Parks / Accommodation:
Noah Beach Campground
Cape Tribulation, Qld
Noah Beach is of course best known for being one of the most prominent camping areas in the Daintree National Park. Consisting of 15 different campsites, the area is suitable for tent camping as well as car camping and small campervans. Large caravans and trailers are not recommended. Each site within the campground is unique and has its own pros and cons. Tourists can check the individual sizes and vehicle compatibilities of all 15 sites on the Queensland Government National Parks website. Bookings are to be made in advance, and close early during peak seasons.
$6.15/night for 1 person, unpowered sites; group rate of $24.60/family per night
$3.40/night for 1 person, unpowered sites (special concession rates for students and accompanying adults)
Cape Trib Camping
Cape Tribulation, Qld
Located just a few kilometres north of Noah Beach, Cape Trib Camping accommodates all varieties of motorhomes, RVs, campers and caravans. Besides a number of powered and unpowered sites, and the full range of toilet, shower, kitchen and laundry facilities, the property comes with added perks such as free barbecues, beach showers, an in-house convenience store, and fresh wood fired pizzas on demand. You can also book safari, snorkelling and surfing tours from the main office.
$40/night for 2 persons, powered sites; $10 per child
$30/night for 2 persons, unpowered sites; $10 per child
Daintree Riverview Van Park
Though located on the other end of Daintree National Park, this property is worth considering on account of the large number of caravan parking sites it offers. Suitable for all kinds of motorhomes, campervans, caravans and trailers, this van park is surrounded by beautiful rainforests and commands a lovely view of the Daintree River. Enjoy a comfortable stay with hot showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, a covered kitchen and barbecue area, and a fully-equipped entertainment zone. The management welcomes pets as well, provided you inform them at the time of booking, and keep them on a leash.
$30/night for 2 persons, powered sites; $10 for every additional person; $5 per child
$20/night for 2 persons, unpowered sites; $5 per child
Free Camping / Low Cost Camping:
Free camping areas are difficult to find near Daintree National Park. Caravanning tourists can make short stops at Queensland’s Roadside Rest Areas, but for a long-term stay, Noah Beach’s in-house camping facility is the most affordable option.