Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Road (Track)

Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Road (Track) will be opening on 22 June 2024

To learn more about the Cape Tribulation Roads and repairs post TC Jasper please visit Cape Tribulation Road Conditions

About Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Road
Cape Tribulation Road Updates

Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Road is CLOSED

The Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Road (sometimes referred to as the Bloomfield Track or the Coast Road) is closed just north of Rykers Bridge in the south, and near the Zig Zag Road intersection in the north.
Damage to the road caused by Tropical Cyclone Jasper is significant. The track is non-existent in some places.
Crews have been on site since early January 2024 to restore to its previous condition as a 4WD track.   Work is being done from both ends, with a crew coming in from the north and a second crew working from the south. A commitment has been made to have the road open on 22 June 2024.
Cape Tribulation-Bloomfield Road Pavement and Culvert Upgrade

About Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Road

The 4WD Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Road (also known as the Bloomfield Track or Coast Road) is one of Australia’s most scenic and challenging drives.

An alternative to the inland road via the sealed Mulligan Highway, this 4WD route travels through the heart of the Wet Tropics and features world-heritage listed rainforest, waterfalls, creek crossings, rainforest-clad ranges and stunning views.

Access to the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal is via the Bobby & Jacky Ball Bloomfield River Bridge which was completed in late 2014.

Track conditions

If you intend to drive this route, you are strongly advised to check weather conditions beforehand.  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.

Temporary closures

You can be fined by the Queensland Police Service for disobeying ‘ROAD CLOSED’ signs and heavy vehicles can also be liable for damage caused to the roadway.

This information is provided as a guide only – please drive slowly, obey signage and always drive according to prevailing road conditions.

Associated permits, approvals & notices

Alcohol limits apply in Wujal Wujal.  Full details of Wujal Wujal alcohol limits are available from the Queensland Government’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Services unit or by phoning 13 QGOV (13 74 68)