The 71km CREB Track, which starts just north of Daintree Village, is regarded as one of Australia’s most spectacular and challenging four-wheel-drive trails.

In dry conditions, the CREB Track is a very steep and very rough track linking Daintree to Wujal Wujal and is only suitable for well-equipped 4WD vehicles and motorists with vehicle recovery experience. It is not suitable for trailers.

The CREB track is a very steep and very rough track linking Daintree to Wujal Wujal.  It was originally the service access track for the old powerline to Cooktown.

The CREB track is only suitable for well-equipped 4WD vehicles and those with vehicle recovery experience.  It is not suitable for trailers. The track crosses through the Burungu Aboriginal community. You should be mindful of this when accessing the track.

Track conditions

Motorists must take care and be vigilant for vehicles travelling in the opposite direction. Even after moderate rainfall, the track can become treacherous or impassable and vehicles easily become bogged or stranded. You should check local weather conditions before attempting to drive the track.  Do not take your vehicle on to the track unless you have (and know how to use) self-recovery equipment.

Temporary closures

Because of the hazardous conditions, we may temporarily close the track from time to time.  Check the 4WD conditions page on this website.  We also place high-visibility signage on the approaches to the CREB track when closures are in force.

During closures, you should not make any attempt to drive along the track.  If you disobey a road sign and drive on the closed road, you risk an on-the-spot fine.

If your vehicle becomes stuck on the CREB track, search and rescue authorities will respond and assist to extract stranded people if necessary.  However, resources will not generally be expended in attempting to recover your stranded vehicle/s.

If you disobey a road closure, you may also be ordered to pay for the costs of recovery activities.

Road safety is a key consideration in these temporary track closures, but we also aim to minimize environmental damage.  Vehicles that become bogged increase the risk of erosion and create extensive damage to the track.

For more information, contact Douglas Shire Council on 4099 9444.

Associated permits, approvals & notices

Roaring Meg Falls (Kija) is a major point of interest on the CREB track.  The land is of important cultural significance to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji (Buru) people.  Out of respect for the Elders and Traditional Owners of Buru (Chinacamp), visitors to the area are asked to contact a representative of the Burungu Aboriginal Corporation prior to accessing the Falls – telephone CJ Fischer (4098 6248).

Do not set up camp on or beside the river, as this is a day-use area for all visitors.

Do not walk on, near or across Roaring Meg Falls. Surfaces are very slippery and severe injury or death may occur.  The top of the Falls is recognised by the Buru people as a women’s site; please respect the signs advising that it is taboo for men to visit the site.

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).