Daintree River Mouth Walk

Stunning beach walk from Cape Kimberley to the mouth of the Daintree River

Daintree River Mouth Walk

Stunning beach walk from Cape Kimberley to the mouth of the Daintree River

This is a 3km (6km return) walk that is relatively easy but offers spectacular views and the chance to spot unique and rare wildlife.

The best time to do this walk is at low tide, as the sand is level and firm and there is a small creek to cross.

Note: This is crocodile country. Very large saltwater crocodiles live in the Daintree River, be croc wise.

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Mud Crab - Female Scylla serrata on Cape Kimberley Beach - Photo by Alex Pawlow


Difficulty

Difficulty: 2

This is a relatively easy walk as it along level sand. There are no markers, although it would be almost impossible to get lost unless you leave the beach and head into the bush. Then it would be very easy to get lost. There are not a lot of shady spots, and you are in the tropics, so sunscreen, hat, and water are essential.

Getting There

5km after crossing the Daintree River on the ferry, turn right onto Kimberley Road and follow to the end (another 5km). Beach access is via a short track through the mangroves.

View track start in Google maps

All images for this track

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Australian pine tree - Casuarina equisetifolia (also known as she-oak) - Photo by Alex Pawlow
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Ant Plant - Myrmecodia beccarii growing Casuarina equisetifolia at Cape Kimberley Beach - Photo by Alex Pawlow
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Cape Kimberley Beach - Low shelving beach at low tide - Photo by Alex Pawlow
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Hole-leaf Mangrove - Near Cape Kimberley Beach - Photo by Alex Pawlow
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Sand Bubbler Crab - Scopimera inflata on Cape Kimberley Beach - Photo by Alex Pawlow
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Eastern reef egret - Egretta sacra (grey morph) on Cape Kimberley Beach - Photo by Alex Pawlow
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Beach stone-curlew - Esacus magnirostris on Cape Kimberley Beach - Photo by Alex Pawlow
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Daintree River Mouth - As seen from Cape Kimberley Beach - Photo by Alex Pawlow