Three Reasons to Visit Cape Tribulation in the Wet Season

People often ask us if they should visit Cape Tribulation during the wet season. Not only do we encourage you to visit during the wet season, it’s actually one of our favourite times of the year.

Up here in the Daintree, we affectionately refer to the wet season months as the ‘green season.’ After the long dry spell, the abundance of rainfall brings the rainforest back to life. The rainforest is transformed from dusty and dry into a lush tropical oasis once more.

The wet season months of December to April are warm and humid (we’re not going to lie) with consistent rainfall mainly at night. After all, it’s called a rainforest for a reason, right? The higher rainfall during the green season makes many people hesitant to book trips to Cape Tribulation during these months. However, we honestly believe that the wet season is one of the best times to visit Cape Tribulation. 

So, let’s see if we can convince you with our top three reasons to visit Cape Tribulation during the wet season:

Explore without the crowds

The pristine and untouched beaches of Cape Tribulation. Image: Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

Is there anything better than having a swimming hole or beach to yourself? We don’t think so. If you visit Cape Tribulation during the wet season months there is a high chance that you will have a creek or the beach to yourself. With fewer visitors during these months, you will be able to enjoy the serenity of the rainforest without the crowds. Who doesn’t love that? 

Swim in waterholes that only appear in the wet season

There is nothing more refreshing than cooling off in a rainforest creek. Image: Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

During the dry season, many creeks and waterholes dry up. Thankfully, once the green season arrives these all begin to fill up again. There is nothing better than a swim in one of the many creeks around Cape Tribulation that are fed with pure mountain water. Of course, it is always important to ensure that you are safe and never swim in a creek that is marked with a yellow crocodile warning sign. For directions or tips, ask at the reception of any of the hotels in Cape Trib and the staff will be happy to point you in the direction of croc safe swimming holes. 

Meditate to the sound of falling rain

Sleep the night away at Cape Trib Beach House one of our favourite hotels in Cape Tribulation. Image: Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

Did you know that there is a video on Youtube of falling rain that has over 59 million views? Many people find the sound of falling rain to be soothing and meditate to it. Instead of listening to an audio recording, why not come and enjoy being lulled to sleep each night by the sound of falling rain? We guarantee that you will feel more zen after a few nights.


The green season is one of our favourite times of the year in the Daintree. Excepting February, our tours run across the entire wet season. So, why not come and join one of our Beach Horse Ride or Eco Walks this green season.