Bloomfield Escape sits on a private property on the edge of a wilderness area. It’s only recently that the road has been tarred to Cooktown and if you’re headed south, you’re taking the Bloomfield Track to Cape Tribulation. Here though is a place you can pause, refresh and revive, while enjoying our manicured tropical garden with luxury, self-contained cabins. We’re a short walk from the local bush beach, drive to Bloomfield River and boat ride to the offshore Great Barrier Reef.
This is the place to step back from the stress of your everyday life and get back to enjoying the simpler things in life. Coffee or tea on your front deck, followed by an early morning walk down to nearby Weary Bay Beach, where you might be lucky enough to see eagle rays, dolphins or maybe even a turtle. Red-bills are often foraging on the shore line and in the evening and early morning, flocks of Torres Straight pigeons fly between the mainland and their nesting grounds at local islands, which are surrounded by reefs.
Weary Bay Beach is a bush beach, without any bitumen car parks and concrete pathways. It’s a place where you can look from one end to the other and on most days, not see another soul. Sunrise and sunset are perfect times for panoramic photos, as the rainforest hills in the backdrop are lit by the colorful rays from the rising or setting sun. When you look out to sea and the coast you are looking into history, as the view has changed little in the time of European settlement and even beyond into the dreaming of the local Indigenous peoples. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine what viewpoint in time you want to embrace then let your imagination take over. Or, have a brisk walk and let the negative ions in the air coming off the ocean invigorate your body. Be careful not to jump in however, as you might come face to face with one of our local inhabitants that would like to eat you !! (swimming is best done in the freshwater creeks, out on the reef or islands).
This remote piece of coastal land is tranquil. A natural paradise which is still little visited by people and a haven for native flora and fauna. The offshore reefs are protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and fishing is subject to marine park and fisheries restrictions. They are home to a diverse array of fish species, as well as marine turtles, rays, reef sharks and more.
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