Welcome to Cooktown to the Bloomfield River

You still need a 4WD to travel from Cape Tribulation to the Bloomfield River on roughly 32km of unsealed and diabolically steep terrain traversing a couple of creek crossings – it can be impassable for weeks on end during the Wet, so check conditions at Mason's Store. Although some try it, this section of road is not recommended for trailers.

The track has always been a contentious one: bulldozed through pristine forest in the early '80s, it was the site of fierce battles between protestors and police.

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