Rainforest and reef meet in the Cape Tribulation Section of Daintree National Park in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The park protects lush tropical rainforests, rugged mountain and coastal scenery and the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji people.
The Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (17 000ha) stretches in a narrow, discontinuous and ragged strip from the Daintree River in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north with the McDowall Range as its western boundary.
The land slopes steeply from the cloud-swept summit of Thornton's Peak to the coast, only a few kilometres inland, with an altitude of 1374m. The Daintree National Park in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is one of the few places to meet all four criteria for World Heritage listing: