Motorists encouraged to explore as Bloomfield Track opens



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Bloomfield Track. Image: Supplied.

Far North four-wheel-drive enthusiast are being encouraged to get out and explore north of the Daintree River following the full reopening of the Bloomfield Track through to Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council and Cook Shire.

With COVID-19 travel restrictions easing, the roadblocks located at the Wujal Wujal end of the track were recently removed.

The Track was closed in March when community lockdowns were enforced as part of biosecurity measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

However, 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 four-wheel drive 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.”

The Bloomfield Track starts at Cape Tribulation and links to Wujal Wujal and Cooktown and is only partially sealed, featuring a number of creek crossings and lookouts, as well as the Wujal Wujal Falls, Bana Yirriji Arts Centre and more.

The roads can become slippery when wet and as such motorists should always drive slowly and carefully. And if it’s flooded, forget it!

For those looking to plan a trip further north into Cape York and the iconic Tip, the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council is scheduled to open its borders on 10 July.

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