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Turtle Rock Cafe

Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 0185
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Fast food, Australian
Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The coffee was amazing (i'm picky) and the breakfast was incredible..avocado on toast with chilli flakes - simple and delicious. I was expecting the food to be really expensive like at most tourist destinations, but this wasn't the case. Bathrooms clean, staff very friendly and...More

Thank Diego G
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Simple and tasty lunch including fish and chips, fish wraps, and great coffee! Friendly staff makes the experience very nice.

Thank Dariusz W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Following our trip to the reef, we were famished and decided to eat here as it was convenient to the ocean Safari office and there was adequate seating outside. We had burgers and a fish wrap. All very tasty, reasonably priced and it gave us...More

Thank Twotanks
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch and given the location was not expecting anything too marvellous. But alas the fish taco was a ripper, fresh fish fillets and a great salad in a fresh soft taco, and my wife's falafel wrap was equally impressive. Good outdoor setting...More

Thank The_insouciant_one
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very good meal prepared of fish and chips. Friendly staff. Clean toilets and shaded seating at tables.

Thank Nev D
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I'm a local who has called Cairns home for over 5 years now (Cairns is located about 100 km away from Cape Tribulation). I'm also a coffee addict who can't start her day without 3 strong flat whites and I just have to mention how...More

Thank CheekyMonkeyOzz
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

We are all coffee addicts too, so we understand the importance of a good brew! Thanks for the awesome recommendation and make sure on your next adventure you stop by and say Hi :-)

Reviewed 5 February 2017

I had a chicken with avocado toasted sandwich and my husband had a chicken wrap... the food was so good and tasted so fresh! We were part of a tour group. Everyone ordered something different and everyone was pleased with their food.

Thank MG7484
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thanks for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your tour group enjoyed your lunch.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

This cafe sits just next to PK,s ..last stop before the bloomfield track. So i thought i would grab a snack for the road..... the sandwich menu consisted of i think maybe several sandwiches...two of which were ham sandwiches??...odd i thought but never mind i...More

1  Thank Dave S
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback in relation to your dining experience, however we do feel that there may be some confusion over the venue that you ate in. We do not offer ham sandwiches, or sandwiches in general, on the...More

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Excellent coffee and roadside snack bar. Breakfast in a bun and you'd better be hungry. Good food, but it'll need to be fried. Two fun ladies at the helm. Great pit stop.

Thank Mike T
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Cheers for the review! Stoked to know you enjoyed our Far North Queensland hospitality and coffee.

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Try the smashed avo. Very very yummy. Friendly place run by lovely people.it is right by the roadside with easy parking and well worth a visit.

Thank GinTopp
OceanRafting_Safari, Owner at Turtle Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank so much for the lovely review!

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Nearby Attractions
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Is the Cafe open on public holidays?
6 March 2017|
Response from WhitsundaysMalibu |
Yes, the cafe is open every day except Christmas Day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 11
Cafe, Fast food, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Daintree Region  >  Cape Tribulation
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4098 0185
  • E-mail
Turtle Rock Cafe is located in the remote rainforest region of Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland, 110km north of Cairns. Situated 400m from the beach, the Turtle Rock Cafe is located within the heart of the Daintree National Park and Wet Tropics World Heritage area, home to some of the oldest rainforest on earth and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. The Turtle Rock Cafe offers fresh wholesome food, great coffee and outdoor dining, with a casual friendly atmosphere in the heart of Cape Tribulation. With a menu offering healthy sandwiches and wraps, burgers, cakes, muffins and delicious meals made to order, the Turtle Rock Cafe is also known for its great locally grown coffee. The Turtle Rock Cafe showcases the wide variety of delicious produce the Tropical North Queensland region has to offer. Using Malanda milk, farm fresh eggs and cheese from the Southern Tablelands, Mareeba grown coffee, fresh produce from the Atherton Tablelands and locally grown exotic fruits (seasonal) you can experience the best of North Queensland produce in one place. The Turtle Rock Cafe is located Cape Tribulation Road, opposite PK's, and the site is also home to Ocean Safari and Safari Lodge....Why not stay a while longer and enjoy everything the region has to offer? Make sure you check out our daily specials! Open 8am - 5pm, 7 days a week. Phone orders welcome.
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