The landscape surrounding Bloomfield Escape is crisscrossed by several freshwater rivers and creeks, which provide habitat for a diverse array of animals, including saltwater crocodiles. As such, it is important when visiting this area to be mindful of the presence of these creatures and only swim where you know it is safe. Your hosts and owners of Bloomfield Escape will be able to provide local advice regarding the best places to swim and explore.
Bloomfield Falls are situated just upstream from the bridge and community of Wujal Wujal. The road terminates at the carpark and a path follows the river for some 300m to the best vantage point. Swimming should not be undertaken as the presence of crocodiles is a distinct possibility. The Walker family operate an informative tour to the falls where you learn much about the history and culture of the area. Bookings can be arranged. Ask us for more information.
The Roaring Meg Falls are located in the ranges behind Bloomfield. It’s a 1-hour 4WD journey with some creek crossings along the way. This area is rich in both Indigenous and European history and offers stunning mountain views and changes. The vegetation changes from open forest to dense rainforest.
Swimming is great upstream from the Meg Falls carpark, however, care should be taken as strong currents can exist. Under no circumstances should you attempt to cross the river at the top of the falls, as there have been fatalities in the past at this point.
Take a tour or self-drive to Yindilli Camp, where guided tours of the area by local Traditional Owner CJ Fisher can be arranged.
There are also number of beautiful creeks in the area where you can enjoy the cool breezes created by the water. Swimming is possible, however, make sure you check with us first as crocodiles inhabit some of these!
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