Cooktown News

Bloomfield Track Being Graded

Posted: 15 Jul 2014

Douglas Shire is patching up the moguls and slippery patches of the Bloomfield Track. The Track to Emmagen is riding well and steeper parts of cowie and donavan Ranges should be addressed over the next couple of weeks. Spectacular views of Cape tribulatio...

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Keatings Lagoon Re-opened After Cyclone

Posted: 13 Jul 2014

Keatings lagoon , just outside Cooktown, has re-opened after a little cyclone damage. Swamp paperbarks and waterlilies make it a must-see after you travel along the coastal Bloomfield track and see Cowie Beach, Wujal Falls and Donavans lookout. Maximum 6...

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Big Brutus Bloomfield Croc Highlights Nature Hotspot

Posted: 11 Jul 2014

It's winter, so crocs are sunning their solar panels to gain heat. We've seen up to 4 crocs along the Bloomfield River in the one day lately, confirming its status as the State's best croc-spotting Drive River. Big Brutus is a regular near the boat ramp a...

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Reefs Shine At Low Tides-traveller's Hint

Posted: 27 Jun 2014

The winter months bring some very low afternoon tides, and the reefs show up well on a crispy clear sunny day. Imagine that you're Lt James Cook, repairing his ship on the Endeavour River (now Cooktown). He's walked up Grassy Hill and is looking for a sa...

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Cowie Beach A Hidden Jewel Along Bloomfield Track

Posted: 27 Jun 2014

Cowie Beach is stunning any time, but sunset is special. Downwards-looping red mangroves reflected in the late afternoon incoming tide, coconut palms, armies of soldier crabs, and shore birds. Cowie is on the Bloomfield Track, between Cape Trib and Wujal...

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Slow Down And Enjoy!

Posted: 26 Jun 2014

4WD travellers up the magnificent coastal drive to Cooktown may have a few 5-10 minutes delays between Wujal Wujal and Rossville, while Cook Shire does some road-building. Our 4WD tours have plenty of sightseeing stops anyway--Wujal Falls, Cowie Beach, B...

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Coastal Road Open To Smaller 4wd Tours

Posted: 26 Jun 2014

Sunny weather has dried out the Bloomfield Track and smaller 4WDs are now safely touring the scenic coastal route to Cooktown from Cape Tribulation. Magnificent scenery with a personal tour and nice low afternoon tides for croc spotting on the Bloomfield...

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Wujal Falls Flow, Bloomfield Track Excites

Posted: 07 Jun 2014

Over this long weekend, we've seen plenty of flowing water over the Falls and through the creeks, even along the Bloomfield Track itself at times. Rainforest at its best. The guests in this photo seem to enjoy hearing Kuku Yalanji guide, Gloria Walker's s...

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The Track To Cooktown And Discovery...festival

Posted: 05 Jun 2014

If you're lucky enough to travel the coastal road to Cooktown on a personalized tour, you'll get to look for crocs on the Bloomfield and Endeavour Rivers. They're plentiful now, enjoying the sun and escaping the colder fresh water from the mountains. This...

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Cook's Visit Re-enacted At Cooktown-hilariously

Posted: 04 Jun 2014

The coastal route to Cooktown from Cape Tribulation is open for 4WD traffic under 5 tons. This weekend marks 274 years since the Cook/Endeavour visit to Cooktown, and the annual Re-enactment will be hilarious, as usual. A clever option to visit Cooktow...

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Away From The Madd(en)ing Crowds

Posted: 22 May 2014

Experience the beauty and solitude of nature away from the "madding crowds". We can't promise that we won't see anyone else on our D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours along the iconic Bloomfield Track, but we can guarantee that the scenery will be wonderful and...

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Golden Pendas In Blossom

Posted: 20 May 2014

Which way is up? Golden penda blossoms and rainbow lorikeets go together like toast and vegemite. The golden pendas are blooming profusely along the creeks and riverbanks--Bloomfield River near the Wujal Falls, Noah Creek near Cape Tribulation and lots o...

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Archer Point Near Cooktown

Posted: 14 May 2014

Archer Point is a special off-the-beaten track place on the coast south of Cooktown. Best access is ex-Cape Tribulation up the Bloomfield Track on a guided tour so you can visit lots of wonderful spots, and learn a little of the ecology and history.

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Bloomfield Best Croc River

Posted: 12 May 2014

If one croc in the wild is worth two in the zoo, how much are three crocs in one day worth? Three sightings on a 4WD tour driving along the Bloomfield River re-inforce the view that the River is one of the best around for croc sightings--in nature, of cou...

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Cooktown 4wd Adventures

Posted: 07 May 2014

Journey with Adventure North to Cooktown for either a day or why not overnight and enjoy this magical view from the Seaview Motel. Cyclone Ita has gone and Cooktown is waiting for it's visitors.

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Cooktown --on Again, Up The Scenic Bloomfield Track

Posted: 30 Apr 2014

Cooktown took a hit in Cyclone Ita, and finally the scenic drive up the Bloomfield track through Wujal community and Wujal/Bloomfield Falls has had enough dry weather to allow serious 4WD traffic through. So, enjoy the wonderful scenery and help out the...

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Opportunist Cassowaries

Posted: 27 Apr 2014

I dont always see cassowaries on my D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD tours, but I certainly know where to look for them, and other wildlife, on the way up the Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation.The cassowaries are gorging on the extra fruit dropped since Cyclon...

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Traditional Smoking Ceremony

Posted: 27 Apr 2014

A traditional smoking ceremony, cleansing by fire and water, is a special occasion. Here, Jesse and Katie, during a filming for a Jungle Triathlon, are being smoked by Kathleen Walker from Wujal Wujal. With the fast flowing Falls in the background, it was...

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Lions Den Pub Survives Cyclone Ita

Posted: 21 Apr 2014

ITA OUTTA HERE" - Well I'm just amazed at how much has been achieved in the Lions Den cleanup in such a short period of time. It has been due to a tireless effort by a small group of loyal helpers and wonderful locals who have put everything into getting...

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Wujal Falls After The Cyclone

Posted: 20 Apr 2014

The rainfall during Cyclone Ita was the heaviest in most people's living memory--because its path took it over the Bloomfield River catchment area. Wujal community and creeks and rivers ran amazingly high and the floodwaters moved big rocks around and cle...

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