Cooking up business
CAPE Trib Camping is reaping the benefits of investing in a new pizza restaurant and bar to satisfy hungry locals and visitors to the Daintree.
Owners Rod and Anne Colquhan opened the Sand Bar Café late last year and have attracted plenty of support with their delicious home-cooked pizzas and laidback bar overlooking the campground.
They have also recently completed a new area at the campground catering for large groups with its own toilet and cooking facilities right next to the beach.
The Sand Bar is one of only two places visitors can get a meal in Cape Tribulation during the wet season with the temporary closure of Mason’s Café and Whet restaurant.
“The bar’s been doing great business and is proving very popular with locals and visitors,” Rod said.
“The area has been doing it tough with low visitor numbers but we saw an opportunity to provide somewhere for people to have a meal and relax with a drink and it seems to have struck a chord.
“It’s fresh and simple and we provide a friendly atmosphere.”
Rod and Anne and son Jack have added some local flavours to the menu with their cassowary, Bloomfield Track, reef, The Cape, jungle, mangroves, amethystine python and paperbark pizzas.
Feast for the senses: Rod, Anne and Jack Colquhan at the Sand Bar cafe