Welcome To Our A WILDERNESS AREA

This truly is a wilderness area. A place where the weather still determines the pace of life. Where roads can get washed away and the Bloomfield Track makes its way through the rainforest, from our property to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree beyond. This remote location offers some of the best natural beauty in the region, from the reef and rainforest, to rivers and waterfalls, streams and creeks. It’s home to hardy residents who appreciate and embrace their surrounds. Some inspired to create art, others happy to settle into the rhythm of the seasons. Welcome to Bloomfield Escape.

BLOOMFIELD RIVER

The Bloomfield is a real rainforest river and arguably one of the prettiest in Queensland. It tumbles down from the mountains, winds through granite boulders and is lined by rainforest making its way to the sea.

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REEF & BEACH

Our local Weary Bay was so named by a ‘weary’ Lieutenant James Cook, after he ran into troubles when his ship the HMAS Endeavour hit the reef. Beyond its sandy beach is the Great Barrier Reef. All waiting to be explored.

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WATERFALLS & CREEKS

There’s freshwater rivers and creeks, as well as pristine waterfalls waiting to be explored in our greater area. Please note crocodiles are present in this area, so it’s best to seek advice before heading out for a swim. We can help.

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Nature, Art & Culture

At Bloomfield Escape we are a business based on tourism, but mindful of the impact we have on the area. We encourage our guests to be sustainable, act responsibly and be respectful of our natural area and surrounds. When we bought this property in 2010 Bloomfield became our ‘escape’ and we welcome you to share it with us. Our gardens have been planted to provide colour and habitat for local wildlife, and includes native and exotic species such as lipstick palms and golden canes, the Licuala fan palm, orange ixoras, the Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise), cordylines, hibiscus, crotons and frangipani trees, as well as towering Bismark palms, gum trees and many more. We often see wallabies, as well as, brush turkeys, orange-footed scrub fowl, goannas, flying fox and lots of different types of birds including sunbirds, rainbow bee eaters, cockatoos and blue kingfishers to name just a few.

For those interested in the arts, the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal is just 10km upriver from here and is home to the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre. The centre is run by the Council in conjunction with the Wujal Wujal community and has an art gallery, artist studio, a shop and café. All of the artworks are handcrafted and painted at Bana Yirriji by local community artists who work with natural seed jewellery, prints, paintings, artefacts and textiles. Headed in the other direction, towards Cooktown, you can visit the Black Cockatoo Gallery which is owned and operated by world renowned wildlife artist Ross Franzi and his lovely talented wife Lani. Traditional paintings, delicate glasswork, clay sculptures and recycled metal sculptures are on display and for sale at the gallery. A must see for bird lovers in particular! www.blackcockatoogallery.com.au

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