Jindalba Boardwalk

Walk Highlights

Jindalba Boardwalk
  • Distance: 700 metre loop
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Location: Daintree National Park, 12km north of Daintree River
  • Facilities: Picnic tables, toilets, cafe near Discovery Centre
  • Getting There: Follow Daintree Cape Tribulation Road 12km north from the Daintree River;
  • Highlights: Cassowaries, enormous fan palms

Walking Track Description

As one drives north from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation, just 12km after crossing the Daintree River is a peaceful rainforest boardwalk called Jindalba. Jindalba is the local Kuku Yalanji people’s name for this area.

Shady and lush, the boardwalk meanders around and across a small creek, far beneath a towering canopy of palms and ferns. The boardwalk is elevated at all times, and there are a variety of informative signs posted along the track describing the evolution of this rainforest.

There are also quite a few signs describing the most famous local fauna of the region, the Cassowary. Known to be occassionally aggresive if threatened, there are explicit instructions on how to retreat from a Cassowary if stalked by one of these huge, colourful birds.

Walking Trail Map

(Start at red marker)

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  • One Response to “Jindalba Boardwalk”

    1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise | TurtlesTravel | 11/02/13

      […] B&B called Epiphyte.  Having learned from our host that the best time to walk the nearby Jindalba Boardwalk was at night, we set off at around 9:30 pm.  The boardwalk meanders through the rainforest along […]

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