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Birds Eye View Of Bloomfield Crossing

Posted: 06 Apr 2014

The Bloomfield River crossing takes you to special places and it's also a necessity for the local Aboriginal community. Here's a recent shot of bridgework in progress. We get to cross this despite the freshwater.

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Fat Croc In A Good Paddock On Bloomfield River

Posted: 06 Apr 2014

After a big meal, and when the water is too cold, crocs need to rest on a sunny riverbank at lower tides. This fellow has been a regular at this spot every day for the past week. He's fat, but not hungry, so posed well for us.

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Wujal Falls Boom At This Time Of Year

Posted: 06 Apr 2014

The Falls are always good, but in the wet season, they really boom.Occasionally, the Falls look like this. Take a tour from Cow Bay or Cape Tribulation to experience the rainforest, and see the sights. D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD tours. Check our Website and F...

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Views Along The Bloomfield Track

Posted: 23 Sep 2013

Great views along the Bloomfield Track include this of the Emmagen Valley from Donavans Point. Blue skies, low tides show the shallow sands, darker fringing coral reef and Point where Emmagen Creek runs out to the Coral Sea. The Bloomfield Track is a 4WD...

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September Means Orchids Along The Bloomfield Track

Posted: 17 Sep 2013

September in the rainforest means orchid time. On our trips, we are now seeing two arboreal orchids--the white pencil orchids and the golden orchid with its twisty leaves. We're also seeing zillions of soldier crabs, crocs, and the best waterfall in far n...

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Volcanic Pumice Washes Up On Beaches

Posted: 14 Sep 2013

All of the beaches above the Daintree River have had millions of pumice blocks and pebbles washed ashore along the various high tide marks over the last few weeks. They were the result of a volcanic eruption over a year ago about 8,000 kms from here. Th...

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Big Crocs On Display At Bloomfield River

Posted: 14 Sep 2013

Sunny weather, low tides and good timing usually means that sunbaking crocs are visible on the Bloomfield River. There have been lots lately, with 4 sighted in one day recently. The Bloomfield is the best croc-spotting river around for motorists, as the r...

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All Red At Cowie Beach And The Bloomfield Track

Posted: 29 Jul 2013

Cowie Beach is one of the most spectacular spots in Far North Queensland. A wide sweeping beach, with "walking " red mangroves standing sentinel out to sea, soldier crabs, crab art and great images. A group of Austrian tourists added colour to the Beach o...

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Channel 10 Documents Bloomfield Track

Posted: 29 Jul 2013

A Channel 10 crew are shooting a Documentary on Cape York, and they took lots of footage along the Bloomfield Track--Donavans Lookout, Emmagen Creek, two big strangler figs, Wujal Wujal (Bloomfield) Falls, Lions Den Hotel and the infamous Black Mountain....

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Fringing Coral Reef At Thornton's Beach

Posted: 22 Jul 2013

Very low winter tides happen for about 5-6 days each month--right in the middle of the afternoon when you can access beaches from the road. But first, you have to travel above the Daintree River by ferry, stay for a day or two and look around beaches such...

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Magpie Geese Back At Cooktown's Keatings Lagoon

Posted: 22 Jul 2013

Hundreds of magpie geese have returned to the wetlands of Keatings Lagoon. They're feeding on the reeds and water chestnuts, and roosting among the branches of paperbark (melaleuca) trees. These unusual birds, unlike northern hemisphere geese, have half-w...

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Croc On The Rock Is Back!

Posted: 20 Jun 2013

Up the Bloomfield Track, half way between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown is Wujal Wujal community, Indigenous Arts centre and the truly amazing Bloomfield (Wujal Wujal ) Falls. It's also where a certain croc visits during winter to ponder and warm herself...

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Leaf-hoppers On Tropical Lagoons

Posted: 04 Jun 2013

Comb-crested jacanas and water-lilies live happily on many tropical lagoons. Now that the wet season has departed, Keating Lagoon at Cooktown is alive with both. These little jacanas feed and nest on the floating leaves and hop gracefully between leaves...

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Bloomfield Track Secrets Revealed

Posted: 04 Jun 2013

The Bloomfield Track is full of spectacular scenery, but has even more hidden secrets. Alongside a huge 400 year old strangler fig near Wujal Falls is a tree with clumps of epiphytes. This elkhorn fern has beautiful ribbon fern growing underneath. The tro...

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Visit Cooktown Discovery Festival 7-10 June

Posted: 25 May 2013

Cooktown always looks brilliant, especially the allround views from Grassy Hill. The river and fishing wharf, Botanic Gardens, nearby Keating Lagoon and Archer Point each share the brilliance. It's famous for seafood, but even more for its history. Back...

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Kuku Yalanji People See A Change Of Season

Posted: 25 May 2013

Pink clouds in the afternoon. Cooler nights. The strong but beautiful caramel smell of the weeping paperbark, or melaleuca. It’s definitely a change of season. Kathleen Walker, one of the Kuku Yalanji people from Wujal Wujal says that there are m...

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New Mural On The Bloomfield River

Posted: 25 May 2013

Imagine seeing a buff-breasted paradise kingfisher, a Ulysses butterfly, crocodile, turtle, dolphin, mangrove mussel, dragonfliesn and a brahminy kite with a fish in its talon all at the same time? You can now -- at Wujal Wujal. On the Sports Centre wall...

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Croc-spotting On The Bloomfield River

Posted: 25 May 2013

The Bloomfield River. The best croc-spotting drive in the region. It's winter now, and crocs need warmth to get their metabolism working well--they need to digest food and move around happily. When they get too hot, their solar panels don't let them cool...

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Cooktown Tours- New Vehicle For 2013

Posted: 13 Apr 2013

Adventure North is building a new 16 seat 4wd vehicle for 2013, vehicle being built in Western Australia and due for delivery early May 2013 This is our second new vehicle in the past 5 years, we look forward to welcoming our guests on board our exclusiv...

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Cooktown Tours Filling Fast

Posted: 12 Nov 2012

Hop on board and discovery historic Cooktown over the Eclipse period in our region.
Limited spaces for Thrusday 15th November, and Friday 16th November

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