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Bloomfield Track tours off-road from Cape Tribulation, through the ancient Daintree Rainforest – see the spectacular Bloomfield Falls and Bloomfield River or choose another safari up the Bloomfield Track.

Currently I have a 2011 V8 Toyota Landruiser Troopcarrier. This vehicle can seat 11, but for private touring I usually only seat 6. The seating is side facing, and if you book with me, you will need to advise that this is acceptable. With only 6 people there is plenty of room. Alternatively you may wish for me to guide you in your own vehicle or as a tag along.
The vehicle is well equipped with a 12,000 pound winch, difflocks, snorkel, and much more. I always carry an Iridium Satellite Phone.

You will marvel at the magnificent scenery in this remote wilderness region which is only accessible by four wheel drive vehicles.

The two tours below are examples, however you can build you own tour and I am more than happy to quote on it.

BLOOMFIELD RIVER
The majestic Bloomfield River from
the remote Bloomfield Track.


About The Full Day Cooktown 4wd Safari
   About The Half Day Waterfall 4wd Safari


About Vehicles and Permits

We use a modern Toyota Landcruiser Four Wheel Drive V8 Diesel vehicles which is air conditioned and fully equipped to handle the rugged off road conditions experienced on the famous Bloomfield Track.

I operate with full Department of Transport Accreditation. I have current DOT Authorization. The Tours also have a National Park Permit for Emmagen Valley and South Cowie Beach.
Lawrence Mason has completed Government Approved 4WD Training.

If you are an experienced 4wd driver - you know that driving a four wheel drive vehicle in rough terrain takes a great deal of attention and you miss out on experiencing the surrounding scenery. Mason's Tours take the worry out of driving your own vehicle as well as saving the wear and tear, especially over the remote Bloomfield Track.

An isolated beach in the
Cape Tribulation National Park –
“Where the rainforest meets the reef”
CAPE TRIB BEACH
SWIMMING HOME RULE
‘Home Rule” is one of the numerous crystal clear water swimming places away from the crocodiles habitat.


As part of all our 4wd tours you have the option of Walker Family Tours conducting a 30 minute guided walk at Bloomfield Falls where you will learn about Aboriginal history and the culture of Australia's Indigenous people.
The Bloomfield Falls is the traditional home of the Kuku Yalanji people who have lived in the area for tens of thousands of years. The Walker Family are members of the Yalanji community and their connection with the Bloomfield Falls and the surrounding land is one of deep significance. It is a wonderful, intimate encounter with Aboriginal Australia.

The Full Day Cooktown 4WD Safari

Go off-road with me to Cooktown via the famous Bloomfield Track, well known since Council Bulldozers pushed it through the Daintree Rainforest in spite of protesters in 1983. The Bloomfield Track starts just north of Cape Tribulation, which is itself 36 kilometres north of the Daintree River in Far North Queensland, Australia.

The track continues for 32 kilometres through rugged terrain to the Bloomfield River, and from there we continue through the aboriginal town of Wujal Wujal and on through Bloomfield. We pass through the Cedar Bay National Park, Rossville and Helensvale before our noon arrival in Cooktown.

Highlights include:

  • Expert commentary from your experienced local guide
  • Donovan’s Lookout
  • See 40m Bloomfield Falls
  • Enjoy an informative 30 minute tour and learn about Aboriginal history on a guided walk at Bloomfield Falls with Walker Family Tours - learn about our Indigenous Australians and their culture
  • Drive through Wujal Wujal Community
  • Historic Lions Den Hotel at Helensvale
  • Mysterious Black Mountain
  • James Cook Museum (own cost)
  • Options to visit – the Bank of New South Wales, Nature’s Powerhouse (own cost)
  • See Grassy Hill – Cooks Lookout
  • Guided Walk through Cooktown cemetery – meet the pioneers
  • Delicious Morning and Afternoon Tea on the track and Lunch at Sovereign Resort Hotel.

We aim to give you at least two hours in Cooktown, but usually we can offer up to three hours. Road conditions are usually the deciding factor. Cooktown is friendly to the walker and most places can be reached by foot. Your guide will be happy to drop you off at the more distant spots like Nature’s Powerhouse should you wish to visit. We carry a number of publications about the history of Cooktown and these can be used as reference for those who have particular historical interest. ‘Pubs and Publicans of Cooktown’ is always popular!

Cooktown is a beautiful town, unspoiled by mass tourism, and has a rich and exciting history, both Aboriginal and European. Have you heard of the Normanby Woman or Mrs.Watson? The Cooktown Railway? Come with me and learn more about this fascinating area.

The 4WDriving ranges from extreme to easy, depending on the season. Mason’s Tours carry extensive safety and recovery equipment and Lawrence Mason has completed nationally accredited 4WD Training and First Aid Courses. Why not join us for an exciting Full Day going off-road to Cooktown?

Cost: $1250 for 5 up to 5 persons. Extra persons please email for a quote.
(Prices, in Australian Dollars, are current to 31 March 2014)
Payment Options: All Cards and EFTPOS.

Departs Cape Tribulation at 0700- 0730, it is essential to leave early to have enough time to see Cooktown properly.

Full Day & Cooktown Safaris
are not recommended for children under 4 years of age or pregnant women.

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The ½ Day “Waterfall” 4WD Safari

Go off-road with me on the famous Bloomfield Track, well known since Council Bulldozers pushed it through the Daintree Rainforest in spite of protestors in 1983. The Bloomfield Track starts just north of Cape Tribulation, which is itself 36 kilometres north of the Daintree River in Far North Queensland, Australia.

The track continues for 32 kilometres through rugged terrain to the Bloomfield River, and a road continues to Cooktown from there. There are no houses or farms in this area, just the magnificent Daintree National Park coming right down to the Coral Sea, meeting The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This is truly wilderness.

The ½ Day Tour takes in the best scenery between Cape Tribulation and the 40m Bloomfield Falls. We travel by air conditioned Toyota Landcruiser and stop regularly to admire the views and experience the area. Only 8 are taken in each group. As much time as possible is spent outside the 4WD.

Highlights include:

  • Expert commentary from your experienced local guide
  • Emmagen Valley – here we explore the Rainforest and view the mighty Strangler Fig
  • Donovan’s Lookout – spectacular vista to the north, only rugged and beautiful coastline can be seen, with nothing man-made to spoil the scene
  • Cowie Beach – we walk on this amazing beach where the trees not only grow down to the water, they grow in it!
  • Woobadda River – a delicious morning tea is served here and you can relax or have a swim in the fresh mountain water
  • Bloomfield River – this lookout is a great place to spot crocodiles sunning on the bank, but not so good for swimming …
  • 40m Bloomfield Falls – the ultimate destination and well worth it
  • Enjoy an informative 30 minute tour and learn about Aboriginal history on a guided walk at Bloomfield Falls with Walker Family Tours - learn about our Indigenous Australians and their culture

The 4WDriving ranges from extreme to easy, depending on the season. Mason’s Tours carry extensive safety and recovery equipment. Lawrence Mason has completed nationally accredited 4WD Training and First Aid Courses. Why not join us for an exciting ½ Day off road in the Daintree?

Cost: $800 for up to 5 persons. Extra persons please email for a quote.
(Prices, in Australian Dollars, are current to 31 March 2014)
Payment Options: All Cards and EFTPOS.

Departure time is flexible however we recommend leaving Cape Tribulation about 0730.

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3781 CAPE TRIBULATION RD
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