Julien DIOT: Globeblogger in Outdoor Sports
Julien DIOT: Globeblogger in Outdoor Sports

Cape Tribulation: Pure water, rainforrest and Mountains


Last weekend after a busy week of work between e-mails, articles, video and partnerships, I decided to have a break outside Cairns. Kaleigh was feeling trapped too. Her week was hard but her determination was rewarded by a job on a diving boat. Friday night, we decided to go somewhere the next day just after her work, which finishes at 05:00 pm.

Saturday, I book everything: I’ve a car, few beers, the food and a lot of money spent. To share the cost, we ask to Lewis if he wants to come with us. Even better, he has a destination for us: Cape Tribulation! Unfortunately Piet can’t join us because of this decision at the last minute. Sorry Bro! The Sun is already low, we have to act fast.

cape-tribulation_spring_worldtour-outdoorexperienceAfter a few hours’ drive and detours, we arrived to Cape Tribulation after crossing the Daintree River by ferry. Meanwhile, where can we sleep? All campsites are full and anyway, we don’t want to spend more money.


Finally with Kaleigh, we found two coconut trees a little bit inside the deep jungle where we can attach our hamacs high enough and close to the beach to see the sunrise. It was one of the worst nights ever. We were stressed because the crocodiles inhabit this area, even if the Daintree River is 50 km south. Concerning the coconuts, we weren’t on their falling path but only 50 cm away.

Hopefully, it was not windy and the palm trees were free of animals. Just in case, I decided to sleep with my pillow not under my neck but on my face. Lewis had a safer position by sleeping in the car but he risked to be wake up by a Ranger!

Finally, the day began. I come back to sleep for a couple of hours. At 09:00 am, it’s time to do something to don’t wast our car rent.

I regret to spend only one day to Cape Tribulation. We only had time to walk on the beaches and we missed all the trails in the mountains. We will come back for sure!