From Daintree Village to Cow Bay to Cape Tribulation,
the Daintree has quite a choice in restaurants and other places to eat.
Many resorts have restaurants, often in rainforest settings, open to
the public, and there are also cafes and take aways for a more simple
WHET - Cape Tribulation
Dining on the deck at Whet in Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation's favourite restaurant, open all day
from 10:00 in the morning, with lunch, dinners, tapas and award winning
cocktails till 22.00
This place is a favourite stop with the day trippers that cruise up
and down from Port Douglas in their hire cars.
Easy to find just after the Welcome To Cape Tribulation sign on the
main road in Cape Tribulation between Cape Trib shop and PK's Jungle
Whet also has a small cinema upstairs showing movies at 14:00, 16:00
and 20:00, probably Australia's comfiest cinema with 25 seats of beanbags
and recliners, and you can even take your drinks in! $15.- entry fee
or only $10.- if you dine there as a movie-meal-deal!
CAPE TRIB BEACH HOUSE - Cape Tribulation
You'll be tempted each day by a variety of delicious,
excellent value and good quality meals. Try the marinated kangaroo.
The menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner offers a healthy vegetarian
option. Only 20m from the bar, bistro and pool deck is the pristine
Cape Tribulation beach.
Find the Beachhouse about 4 km. north of the Cape Tribulation towncentre
up the unsealed Bloomfield Track, elderly people please note there is
a 400 metre walk on a hill from the carpark to the restaurant by the
DRAGONFLY GALLERY/CAFE - Cape Tribulation
Currently closed for remodelling
CASSOWARY CAFE - Cape Tribulation
On Camelot Close, and directly across from the Dragonfly
is Cassowary Cafe, a restaurant in Ferntree Resort. They mainly do pizza
and pasta, but there is also steak and fish, and take aways. Good choice
to dine on clear starry nights as many tables are outside.
PK'S JUNGLE VILLAGE - Cape Tribulation
Breakfast is served from 7am to 10.30am. Lunch is from
11am to 2.00pm. Dinner is from 6.30 - 8pm from a blackboard menu to
suit all tastes, including a vegetarian option. Some serious drinking
and loud music go on here many nights, but they have cancelled the cane
BOARDWALK CAFE - Cape Tribulation
All the usual take away stuff here at this place just
opposite PK's Jungle Village.
MASON'S CAFE - Cape Tribulation
Attached to the Cape Tribulation shop/tourist information,
this cafe does not only the usual take aways, sandwiches, burgers, pizza
and some good coffee, but has a spectacular collection of exotic meats
such as boar, crocodile, emu, kangaroo etc. Just next to this cafe is
the crystal clear 'croc-free' swimming hole in Myall Creek, and there
is a deck and licensed bar area overlooking the rainforest and Mount
CAFE-ON-SEA - Thornton's Beach
Enjoy casual beachfront dining at Thornton Beach with
views of the Coral Sea and surrounding rainforest ranges, where the
rainforest meets the reef. 20 Minutes north of the Daintree River Ferry
and 1 hour north of Port Douglas. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and early
Dinner. Fresh baked cakes, muffins and biscuits for morning and afternoon
tea. Lavazza Espresso coffee. Coldest Beer, quality wines by the glass.
WILDERNESS LODGE - Diwan
This is a restaurant in a small lodge so book in advance
to avoid disappointment, excellent food in a rainforest setting surrounded
by fan palms.
HERITAGE LODGE RESTAURANT - Diwan
On The Turps is the name of the in-house restaurant of
this resort, and it has a stunning setting overlooking Cooper Creek.
CROCODYLUS VILLAGE - Cow Bay
The restaurant serves tasty, home style meals at good
value prices. Start the day with either a continental or fully cooked
breakfast, a healthy lunch menu and the dinner menu varies daily with
vegetarians catered for.
FANPALM CAFE - Cooper Creek
A small cafe just off the main road, they also have a
privately owned boardwalk through the majestic fan palm forest. Closed
last time I checked but this place tends to come and go.
COW BAY HOTEL MOTEL - Cow Bay
Provides breakfast, lunch and dinner in the bistro.
DAINTREE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE - Cow Bay
The treetop environment centre has a cafe which does excellent
coffee, sandwiches, muffins etc.