FOUR wheel drive enthusiasts are revved up at the full re-opening of the popular Bloomfield Track.
In line with the State Government’s easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions, road blocks located at the Wujal Wujal end of the track have been removed, paving the way for increased visitation north of the Daintree River.
The CREB track, near Daintree Village, will remain closed until late August to allow contractors to complete important works at China Camp Road.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr encouraged Far Northerners to experience one of the country’s most scenic 4WD tracks.
“A four-wheel drive adventure is a fantastic reason to #DoItInDouglas, support local businesses and enjoy a challenging drive,” he said.
“The Bloomfield Track features world-heritage listed rainforest, waterfalls, creek crossings and stunning views.
“I am calling on those in Cairns, the Tablelands or Cassowary Coast to have a crack at the track this weekend.”
Destination Daintree’s track highlights include:
- View back to Cape Tribulation with a ring of fringing coral at low tide
- Emmagen Creek Crossing (the limit for 2WD vehicles)
- Donovans Ridge looking back to the mouth of Emmagen Creek and Mt Sorrow Ridge
- Cowie Beach – isolated with sweeping views, red mangroves and fringing coral reef
- Bloomfield River lookout – great view and often a croc below on the sandy bank
- Bloomfield River – new bridge crossing
- Bana Yirriji Arts Centre – see real rainforest art by local Indigenous artists
- Wujal Wujal Falls
- Evocative murals on the walls of the Wujal Sports centre
- Bloomfield River drive up to Cooktown
The Bloomfield Track starts at Cape Tribulation and links to Wujal Wujal and Cooktown.
The road is only partially sealed with very steep ranges and natural creek crossings.
As such, the road can become impassable after heavy rain. Motorists should exercise caution when attempting to traverse natural creek crossings.
Road conditions in the Wet Tropics can change quickly.
When roads are wet they can become very slippery. You should always drive slowly and carefully, particularly if you are not used to unsealed roads.