This Trek Note provides a connecting route between Cooktown and the Bloomfield area via the tiny settlements of Rossville, Helenvale and the famous Lion's Den Hotel.
We have two trek notes
that end at Ayton being the CREB Track
, and the Bloomfield Track
. This trek can be used to complete the journey through to Cooktown and perhaps the beginning of your Cape York
How to Use this Trek Note
Click the "Map" tab below to see the route we've provided. Icons on the map are the POIs you'll need for navigation purposes. Be sure to check the list of Nearby Places
on each POI page.
If you'd like to save this information there are a couple of ways to go about it, depending on what you're actually after:-
- Ideal solution - download the ExplorOz Traveller App from Google Play or the App Store. The app enables you to carry the ExplorOz Places, Treks, & Maps data offline in your mobile device ready for your adventures. It is a complete mapping, navigation and tracking app. For more details, read our ExplorOz Traveller page.
- You can print a paper copy of the text using the print icon button shown above, near the social media buttons. For the best output it is advised to open each tab/section to load all images and artwork. You will still need to click open each Place page (listed in Where to Stay, What to See) to print off all available information.
- If you have a Hema Navigator or use Mapping Software such as OziExplorer, or TrackRanger AND you are an ExplorOz Member, then you can click the Download Trek button at the top of this page to obtain the raw data files (eg. GPX) for this Trek.
- If you're not a Member, or you'd like to batch download the entire Treks database you can obtain this by buying a product called EOTreks Route Files from our online shop.
Near Ayton, is the important Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal
, meaning place of many waterfalls. Access to the Bloomfield Falls
is managed through this community so check access conditions before you go.
This trek passes Cedar Bay National Park, a remote and beautiful region of great conservation importance. Its mountainous hinterland, almost entirely covered in dense tropical rainforest, is fringed by sandy beaches and coral reefs. The park is only accessible by boat or on foot, and is for experienced bush walkers only. Information is available from the Queensland
Park & Wildlife Service, Regional Office Cairns
(07) 4046 6600.
The small township of Ayton, north of the Bloomfield River, was the site of Queensland
’s first sugar mill, and once had an active timber and tin-mining industry.