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Cape Tribulation Sanctuary

Lot 1, Ryker Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia
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#5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Tribulation
The Cape Tribulation Sanctuary is located two and a half hours North of Cairns within the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest over looking the Coral Sea out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy our complimentary Continental Breakfast while taking in the surroundings from your veranda. Cape Tribulation has a variety of activities and places to be explored through National Parks, fresh water swimming holes and coconut lined beaches.
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Kelly C wrote a review Jan. 2020
Sydney, Australia149 contributions35 helpful votes
Wow what a beautiful place still. Great to revisit after 27 yrs. Such idyllic beaches with rainforest right up to the sand. Definitely worth the drive from Cairns great day trip. Stopping along the way to different beaches and rainforest areas. Saw a cassowary too.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
DAM79 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Gold Coast, Australia51 contributions16 helpful votes
We arrived to a beautiful afternoon and the house was all open to the beautiful view and it was like we arrived in heaven. The view is breathtaking over the forest and ocean. The rooms are beautiful and when you’re lying in bed in the reef room overlooking the sunrise Its a view you’ll never forget. We saw cassowaries walking past, beautiful sun birds nesting by the front door. The worlds biggest moth the Hercules moth. It was close to all the shops and restaurants of cape trib but the kitchen was so amazing we cooked a lot of meals. I loved the fact they leave a lot of spices and sauces for you so you only have to buy what you need to cook. The breakfast was simple but tasty cereal and yoghurt with juices. The drive is steep but it was no issue for a front wheel drive Mitsubishi and it had been raining. Cannot recommend highly enough
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
grangeview wrote a review Jul. 2019
Canberra, Australia148 contributions109 helpful votes
We booked two rooms for three nights at Sanctuary. We arrived on a cool wet day and decided not to stay. The decision was due to our personal values but these are things you might like to consider before you stay. The drive is very steep and windy. We only had a front wheel drive Nissan X-Trail and experienced significant wheel slip going up in 1st gear. We could do it in 2nd but that required taking the hairpin bends at an uncomfortably high speed. I emphasise it was wet at the time. However we were not planning on self-catering so would have been driving home by night after dinner and I was not prepared to do that in the conditions. It was really cool at the time. Our daughter has health issues and was really cold with no means to warm her up. Power supply is solar with a back up generator - not a surprise. However there are limitations and you are not allowed to use a hair dryer. This is personal preference but we abhor rooms where there is no door to the bathroom and toilet which is the case with the Reef Room. Our daughter was not comfortable with the fact that the second bathroom is effectively open to the elements and therefore wildlife. As I say these are personal issues to us. Had we known all this before arrival we would not have booked Sanctuary. As it was we elected to sacrifice the payment and retreat to somewhere more our style.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Paradise22518003049 wrote a review Nov. 2018
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This was our 1st time to the Daintree Forest and i would recommend a visit to anyone as it was beautiful,varied types of vegetation, in this tour lunch was included.Lunch is preorderd, Cafe is amongst an area near cabins. Good food and service.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Grant B wrote a review Nov. 2018
104 contributions6 helpful votes
After researching Cape Tribulation I planned a 4-day weekend around securing the "Reef" room with an awesome view, having booked 4 months ago. The Sanctuary is exactly that, nestled in the rainforest with no neighbours and overlooking the tree tops and bay. The house has a greet open plan with cool breezes and is well appointed. I loved the one-piece timber tables. I was blessed to be the only guest so had the whole house to myself and didn't venture far from the expansive deck when I was at home. I hiked nearly every trail in the Daintree and the reality was that I saw more bird-life from the Sanctuary's deck than from 20+kms of hiking! It is a little frustrating that you hear all of the birds high up in the rainforest canopy, but can't see them. However, you are at canopy level and have a birds-eye view from the house's deck. Yellow-bellied sunbirds and victoria's riflebird were daily visitors. A lace monitor, striped possum and even a tree kangaroo were other welcome guests! It is only 5 minutes to the town, 2 minutes to the beach and could be a million miles from anywhere. I will be planning another visit with the extended family. I would also recommend Whet as the restaurant of choice in town.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The Reef room opens up onto the deck and has its own expansive ensuite, so is the pick of the bunch
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Response from EmsMc123, Manager at Cape Tribulation Sanctuary
Responded 9 Nov. 2018
Hi Grant, Thankyou for your amazing review and leaving the Sanctuary so tidy on departure.....would highly recommend Grant as a guest and it will be a pleasure having the extended family for a visit. This time of the year the wildlife is more active, the Stripey Possums come down the mountain to meet other Possums 😉 The Sanctuary views are amazing and wish for more guests to see them. Take care till next time Grant. Emma.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Tribulation Sanctuary
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Tribulation Sanctuary?
Nearby attractions include Daintree National Park (0.5 km), Marrdja Botanical Walk (1.3 km), and Dubuji Boardwalk (5.1 km).
What food & drink options are available at Cape Tribulation Sanctuary?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Tribulation Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Tribulation Sanctuary?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whet Restaurant, Turtle Rock Cafe, and Tides Bar & Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cape Tribulation Sanctuary?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.