From Melbourne you can follow the sealed roads 4000km. up the coast
but it finishes at Cape Tribulation.
For the adventurous travellers wanting to explore the wilderness even
further north than Cape Tribulation there are two tour operators that
run four wheel drive safaris, ranging from half day tours to Bloomfield
Falls to full day tours to historic Cooktown via the (in)famous Bloomfield
The guide will give you an insight into
the ecology of this ancient rainforest
This track became very well known in 1983 after it hit the news headlines
when council bulldozers pushed the track through the Daintree Rainforest
in spite of strong protests by greenies who even dug themselves in the
ground and chained themselves to trees.
The tours runs through rugged terrain and several creek crossings to
the Bloomfield River, the Aboriginal settlement of Wujal Wujal, Bloomfield,
Cedar Bay National Park, Rossville and Helensvale and past Black Mountain
on the way to Cooktown.
D'arcy of the Daintree crossing the Bloomfield River
A stop at the Wujul Art Gallery
D'Arcy of the Daintree Tours runs half day tours to Wujal
Wujal and the beautiful Bloomfield Falls at $119 adult / $70 for children,
and also full day tours to Cooktown for $219/130
This tour will travel with a minimum of only two passengers so you may
end up with a very personalized service, and there is a usual maximum
of 5 passengers to Cooktown and 6 to Wujal.
The tour travels in a very comfortable vehicle, with the latest in satphone
technology which enables communications all the way along the Bloomfield
Track where mobile phones do not work.
This is a classic 4WD tour through beautiful creeks along the Bloomfield
Track, with lots of sightseeing stops along the way such as the Strangler
Fig, Emmagen Creek, Donovan's Point Lookout and Woobadda Creek, plus
plants and wildlife.
On the way to the Falls, the new Wujal Wujal Arts Centre is open Tuesdays
to Thursdays, with extra days in peak season. On most days, an Indigenous
cultural tour can be arranged.
Half-day tour available twice daily from Cape Tribulation.
For those wanting an even bigger adventure there is a
multi-featured tour exploring the Bloomfield Track and Cooktown, including
the Wujal Wujal Falls, it takes you further up the Track past Wujal
Wujal towards Cooktown.
The Lion's Den Hotel, Black Mountain, Grassy Hill and little bays around
Cooktown are some of the featured stops on the way. The tour includes
free entry to the James Cook Museum and by special arrangement you could
also visit the spectacular Archer Point.
The historic Lions Den Hotel on D'Arcy of the Daintree tour
Cooktown lighthouse on Grassy Hill
View over the Endeavour River in Cooktown
Mason's four wheel drive tours exploring the Bloomfield Track
on the way to the Bloomfield Falls
One of the creek crossings on the rugged Bloomfield Track to Cooktown
At times the crossing of the Bloomfield river can add to the adventure,
in February 2011 it washed away, a passenger ferry was the only way
to cross for a few months until council constructed this temporary causeway
in May 2011.
The temporary causeway on the Bloomfield River, photos by Mason's
Tour prices correct at time of publishing this website,
no responsibility accepted for any changes by operator.