*Grading at the Bloomfield Track – September/October 2022*

Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire will commence grading on the northern section of the Bloomfield Track on Monday 26 September.  The grader will be working Monday to Thursday – 10 hours per day for three weeks as follows.

  • 26 to 29 September
  • 3 to 6 October
  • 10 to 13 October
  • 17 to 19 October (three days)

Delays of between 15 and 20 minutes are expected.  Traffic controllers will be on site to respond to the changing flow of vehicles in either direction.

If you have any questions, please contact our Community Liaison Officer, Gaye Scott on gaye.scott@douglas.qld.gov.au or telephone 4099 9414.

The Bloomfield Track is OPEN

The Bloomfield Track, north of Cape Tribulation, is open to the public.
Please avoid travelling in the area and remember if its flooded, forget it.

The track is subject to seasonal flooding, slips, loss of traction, potholes and fallen trees.

Conditions on the Track can change very quickly and “if it’s flooded forget it”.

A high clearance four wheel drive is recommended when the road is open and the road may become impassable without notice. Please drive safely.

The Bloomfield Track is a gravel road. Please turn headlights on at all times and drive according to conditions.

About the Bloomfield Road

The 4WD Bloomfield Road from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown (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)