North of Cape Tribulation
, the Bloomfield Track is an interesting drive through the Rainforest on a 4WD only dirt track, traversing several creek and river crossings and including some steep climbs and descents. This is the more typical route than the CREB Track
which is another route through the Daintree
that meets the Bloomfield Falls
. The Bloomfield Track ends at Bloomfied Crossing at the Aboriginal Community of Wujal Wujal
and travellers can either continue north for 46km through tiny settlements of Bloomfield, Rossville, and Helensvale before meeting the sealed Cooktown
Developmental Road that after another 28km brings the traveller to Cooktown
or perhaps stop at the falls before returning back south.
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None, however be aware that Cape Tribulation
is one of the most popular day trips from Cairns
or Port Douglas and accommodation is booked solid during peak periods.
Things to See & Do
A true rainforest habitat, river crossings, the Bloomfield Falls
, and the most popular access route north of Cains towards Cooktown
This trek is for 4WD vehicles only, with wet river crossings likely. Low range may not be required during mild conditions. Although this should only take about 1.5 hours driving time in good conditions, it is recommended that the traveller take some food and water in case of emergency as there are no facilites along the track. Depending on the prevailing conditions, several creek and river crossings may challenge the driver’s skills. The track is fairly well travelled however and assistance should not be too far away if required. Observing the approach and transit of the more difficult crossings by other vehicles will give an indication of the level of difficulty.
Fuel Supplies & Usage
||Diesel||4cyl 5 litres
||ULP||4cyl 5 litres
||LPG||4cyl 7 litres|
|6cyl 5 litres||6cyl 6 litres||6cyl 6 litres|
|8cyl 5 litres||8cyl 5 litres|
Fuel is also available at Cooktown
and to the South at Wonga Beach
. Fuel is available at Bloomfield on Saturday’s and Sunday’s only but you will need to check for opening hours.
Services & Supplies
The following locations have various services and supplies: Cape Tribulation
Supplies is also available at Cooktown
and to the South at Wonga Beach
. The Caltex service station and convenience store at Wonga Beach
has groceries and take-away food.
Camp Sites & Accommodation
Cape Tribulation - QLD
Named by Capt Cook after the HMS Endeavour hit the reef. At the Cape you could do a couple of short walks or relax on adjacent Myall Beach.
Cape Tribulation Info Centre
Phone: (07) 4098 0070
Being a true Rainforest Habitat it is normal to expect some level of wet conditions during the trek - ranging from drizzly rain and wet sections of track at the beginning of the trek at Cape Tribulation
to a drier and more barren environment towards the end.
was so named by Captain James Cook
after his ship ran aground on Endeavour Reef. Aboriginals however, called the area Kulki. The first track through the Daintree
was an Aboriginal footpath, that with the arrival of settlers and miners, was later upgraded to a packhorse track. In 1983 the Bloomfield Track was formed for vehicles by bulldozers, attracting international attention to the fight to save the lowland Daintree
rainforests. The conservationists lost that battle, but the publicity generated by the blockade indirectly led to the Federal Government's moves in 1987 to nominate Qld's wet tropical rainforests for World Heritage
listing. Despite strenuous resistance by the Queensland
timber industry and state government, the area was inscribed on the World Heritage
list in 1988 and one of the key outcomes was a total ban on commercial logging in the area.