National Parks


QLD Cairns - Daintree National Park

Dense tropical rainforest grows in Cedar Bay National Park, a remote coastal park south of Cooktown in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Sandy beaches and fringing reefs are backed by rainforest. Tulip oaks, Daintree pendas, tall rainforest cycads, fan palms and milky pines grow in the rainforest. Much has never been logged or disturbed. Windswept vegetation covers exposed hillsides.

Cedar Bay is home to a wonderful variety of wildlife including the vulnerable southern cassowary and rare Bennett’s tree-kangaroo. The adjacent waters are protected in marine parks.

This is the traditional land of the Kuku Yalanji people whose country extends along the coast to Mossman. Cedar Bay National Park was a major turtle hunting area and contains important story sites. The Kuku Yalanji people have kept their culture alive and ask visitors to respect this special place.


Cedar Bay is 40km south of Cooktown. The park lies between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown and is accessible only by boat or walking

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)