Beach Horse Rides Cape Tribulation

Departing: Cape Tribulation

Pickup: Cape Tribulation

Horse Riding on The Beach
  • When horse riding the tropical sands of Cape Tribulation, you’ve chosen one of the few places in the entire world where you can still ride on the actual beach!
  • They’ll be many spectacular rainforest and tropical beach photo ops along the way. And your welcoming horse riding guides are more than happy to snap you at both. It still counts if it’s a ‘self-helpie’!
  • You’ll adore seeing Cape Tribulation from the forest floor as you ride the sun-speckled paths. And you might just love flying across the treetop as another adventure option! Ask us about Jungle Surfing in the Daintree!

The most exhilarating way to explore Cape Tribulation in the Daintree is on horseback and requires no experience at all! See the outstanding rainforest and glorious beach at Cape Tribulation with an unforgettable horse ride!

When you embark on a horse riding tour in the oldest jungle in existence, you’ll be matched with a horse that entirely suits you; whether you’ve never ridden before, or galloped a hundred times!

With expert guides and well trained, welcoming horses, those with a little less confidence will feel inspirited meandering along a the sun-speckled paths under a canopy of treetops, through winding river beds, and onto the golden sands of Myall Beach.

And for those with a penchant for invigoration, there will be the chance to canter through lush valleys cusped by mountain ranges and along the beach and waves.

This unique horse riding tour offers one of the most unique and pleasurable ways to view the renowned Daintree, with wildlife spotting along the way.

It may be your lucky day for a 2m tall rainbow-plumed cassowary to appear in the foliage, or a Saltwater crocodile sunning itself on the riverbanks!

And the beauty of this beach horse riding tour is not just in the famed, iconic scenery, but likewise this tour is one of the few in the entire world that allows guests to ride along the beach and in the waves and it is fun for the whole family!

Begin your Horse Riding Adventure

To trek through the pristine rainforests of Cape Tribulation, and to stream the golden sands of Myall Beach in a rare discovery of the ancient Daintree, no experience is necessary! And for accomplished riders, there’s a horse waiting to canter you away. When you choose horse riding on this magnificent rainforest and beach adventure, the perfect horse will likewise be chosen to suit you! With expert guides, well-trained horses and a spot of riding tuition, you’ll find this  expedition as relaxing or invigorating as you like! Personalise your ride with a stroll through sun-dappled paths and glimmering creeks, or opt for an inspiriting canter across rich grassland and with the balmy wind in your hair on a beach trot. 

The Rainforest of Cape Tribulation

In this emerald wonderland of renowned rainforest, you’ll find a new and magical perspective when you choose to explore on a well-trained and friendly horse by riding at Cape Tribulation. This incredible jungle is famed for utilising the forest itself with its many unique attractions, and for good reason. Cape Tribulation in the Daintree is a wondrous natural amphitheatre of rich green valleys, lush woodland, mountainous peaks, and sublime tropical beaches. Through the overhanging forest canopy, on jaw-dropping, beautiful pathways, you’ll feel magical ambience in your surrounds. A place as unique as this prehistoric jungle should be discovered in an equally rare way. And while horse-riding through this domain, your effortless ramble along winding creek beds and glimmering riverbanks will not just showcase the splendour, but add the thrill of an once-in-a-lifetime activity

Trek through the famed Daintree

While horse riding through the treetop arches at the Daintree, you are actually trekking inside the most diverse and oldest rainforest in existence! This spectacular forest is estimated at over 150 million years in the making, with some plant species dating back to 360 million years! As you meander through towering trees and alongside mountain streams, you’ll find it easy to imagine how dinosaurs once walked the very paths you’re riding on. And the consistent, balmy climate ensures perfect adventure conditions all year round.


See Rare Wildlife

Cape Tribulation in the Daintree is not just unique in its title as the oldest rainforest on the planet, but has some of the world’s most fascinating inhabitants too! In fact, this jungle boasts 40% of the country’s butterfly species and 30% of Australia’s reptiles; so there’s a good chance you’ll see the splendour of an electric-blue Ulysses or rare water dragon on your ride, which can both only be found in these parts, worldwide! An adventure through the Daintree on horseback can deliver the appearance of unique wildlife at any given time. You could spot a 2m, rainbow-plumed cassowary bird, or a tree kangaroo peering down from a branch. Some of the more incredible stories shared by fellow travellers on this tour are the magnificent sightings of Saltwater crocodiles, sunning themselves on the riverbanks. And yet a few more have told the marvel of a turtle climbing a tree. Yes, you heard right!

Ride the Waves on a Tropical Beach

You will wind through river bends, you’ll meander along a sun-pattern path, and you’ll venture across crystal-clear mountain streams. When horse riding at Cape Tribulation, some will adore a relaxed-paced ride under the evergreen rainforest canopy. Others will love the sensation of cantering through valleys, with a panorama of mountainous peaks on the horizon. Yet all will arrive at a breathtaking highlight; the tropical shores of Myall Beach. On golden sand, you can choose to simply walk the shoreline and take in the ocean views and fringing forest. And what makes this trek truly unique, is that it’s not only one of the few tours in the world where you can ride on the actual beach, but the only horse ride on the cusp where two world heritage listed icons meet; the Daintree and might Great Barrier Reef stand either side of your ride!

Included In Price

  • Pick ups from all major Cape Tribulation resorts
  • All safety equipment
  • Horses suitable for all grades of riders
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cape Tribulation

Departure Time
  • Morning Ride - Pick up from Cape Trib accommodation is 8am return to resorts by 10am
  • Mid Day Ride - Pick up from Cape Tribulation Accommodation at 11:00 return by 1:30 pm
  • Afternoon tour (June to August only) departs 2.30pm
Departure Instructions

Self drive: meet at Jungle Surfing Adventure Centre, 2 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, QLD 4873. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to complete paperwork.

Pickup Locations

Cape Tribulation

  • Please allow 3 hours travel time if travelling from Cairns.
  • Please allow 2 hours travel time if travelling from Port Douglas.
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Myall Beach
  • Daintree
  • Cape Tribulation
Months of Operation

March - January

Days of Operation


Excludes Christmas Day


1.5 hours

Fitness Level Required



Weight of rider must not exceed 102 kilograms or 16 stones

Weight: Up to 102 Kg / 225 Lb

  • Long pants
  • Camera (charged)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Peaked cap (optional)
  • Covered shoes and socks (no thongs or sandals please)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Colleen M

Reviewed on July 23, 2018

This was a fantastic experience. The guides were amazing and really focussed on safety and enjoyment we took our Six year old on this and they went out of their way to make she she had an amazing time. I would recommend this to everyone as a must do experience

Minimum age 5 years

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Rides go rain, hail or shine and refunds or cancellations due to wet weather cannot be given.
  • No refund if cancelled or amended within 28 hours of departure

Horse Rides - Cape Tribulation Beach and Rainforest

Departing: Cape Tribulation

Pickup: Cape Tribulation

Horse Riding on The Beach



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$70.00
Family: au$360.00

Tour Code: 259



15 yrs & over

5 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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