Tidal information is given with the TV Weather on WIN News, nightly at 6:00 on Channel 9
The tides at Wonga Beach are much the same as Port Douglas and very similar to Cairns, being north of both the range is slightly less and they occur slightly later.
The Cairns Post and the Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette also have tidal information.
There are give-away tide tables. Caltex Wonga Beach have a supply.
The Queensland Department of Transport also produces a tide table book which is available from book stores and news-agents throughout Queensland.
The Daintree River is tidal up to the CREB Track more than 30 kms from the river mouth. Using Cairns tide as a base, tides occur later in the river. In the dry season use this as a guide only: Ferry 1 hour behind, Barratt Creek 2 hours behind, Daintree Village 3 hours behind.
Tides have an effect on what wildlife you see in the Daintree River especially crocodiles. On a high tide you cannot see into the tidal zone where the crocodiles are. Of course weather and season also has an effect.
The tidal range can be just under 3 metres. These tides occur on the
new and full moons. In between then are the neap tides with less range.
Tidal predictions can also
be found on the world wide web from the bureau of meteorology: www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/tides