CREB track and kids

Submitted: Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 22:26
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Has anyone done the Creb with small children around 18 months - to 2 years old, or having done the Creb could they advise on the feasibility of this. Not concerened if having to go round, safety first. Thanks
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 22:53

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 22:53
Not a problem with the right vehicle, the right time of year(the track must not be wet) and a bit of common sense.It can be a very challenging trek and a fair bit of 4wd experience is necessary.The usual rule applies--if you are not confident don't do it.It is not a long trek so it would not be too tiring for the young one.
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Reply By: Member - Kevin R (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 09:04

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 09:04
Agree - in a well prepared truck in dry conditions - no problems. If it is even a little bit wet it can be very difficult not to mention dangerous. The track is closed for the wet season and its reopening is dependant on weather. A couple of years ago it did not reopen until about late September and closed again a few months later. Having said that its a great trip.

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Follow Up By: Fids - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 09:13

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 09:13
Thanks guys. Looking at maybe doing the track later this year. Have a 2000 5l hilux with @' lift, lockers and 31" m/t. The lux is capable, just checking on the actual track for my little girls sake as not keen on hills with no traction with family on board.
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Reply By: Member - Kevin R (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 18:59

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 18:59
Hi Fids,

You'll be fine provided the track is dry. Ring Mossman branch of National parks now part of EPA to check track condition. You'll need a permit from them anyway if you want to visit roaring meg falls at the northern end of the track. The alternative route through Cape Tribulation is a great trip.

Cheers

Kevin
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Follow Up By: Fids - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:15

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:15
Thanks Kevin. Is the alternate route you are reffering to the Bloomfield track?. Have you tried this and would you recomend either over the other for a trip with my little girl and wife of course.
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Reply By: Member - Kevin R (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 20:47

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 20:47
Yeah Fids it is the Boomfield track although technically the track starts at Cape trib and winds up to the main Cooktown Hwy. The creb actually starts in the Daintree Valley and comes out onto the bloomfield track at wujal wujal which is an aboriginal community about 30 klm north of cape trib. The cape tribulation/bloomfield track trip is very pretty. It starts with Ferry over Daintree River then sealed road through rainforest to cape trib. Beautiful camping at Noahs Beach on the way. Tar finishes at cape trib but road is nearly always quite good all the way through with the exception of wet season when it too can be occasionally closed. It is a much easier trip than the creb but a lesser adventure. In your situation it may be the best bet.

Cheers

Kevin
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