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Old 08-17-2014, 04:05 AM   #1
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Bush Camping btw Cape Trib and Bloomfield..?

been googling me bum off, but having no luck...

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anyone know of anny bush camping spots between Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield river...?

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Old 08-17-2014, 04:58 AM   #2
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Yep, me and my mate Dominik camped about 10km north of Cape Trib on the Bloomfield track the other month, unless I'm getting confused (I often do).

There were few little roads going off the main road down near the ferry crossing (over the daintree), that looked mildly promising for bush camping spots. But up at Cape Trib any bit of land you could camp on is covered in the usual signs promising to bend you over a barrel if you camp there. When you get past Cape Trib there's a sign saying something like "No camping permitted for the next 30km". This sign made us suspect there would be camping spots, and sure enough are are small places where you could get off the road and camp out of site of traffic. Not for big groups though, at least not that we saw.

Further north along the track probably had lots more spots, but it was already late in the day so we settled for a small spot cleared by a roadwork crew. In the morning an excavator driver stopped to drop off one of his excavator buckets, and came over for a chat. The first thing he said was "Camp here as long as you like guys, we've got no problem with that". He did warn us there was a large pack of Dingos in the area though, and asked if we'd heard them howling. I had, last thing at night and from very early in the morning, though I wasn't 100% sure what it was though.


My mate Dom uses a spot, so it would probably be possible to see exactly where we camped if you wanted to, but there were several spots we considered before ours (one had a large pile of bones in the corner though! ). And as memory serves me, the terrain opened out and was less rainforestry at the northern end of the track and probably good for bush camping.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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If you turn right down Weary Bay Rd after the shop in Ayton, (heading North), you come out on the beach, where you can head South to the mouth of the Bloomfield or North aways along some sand tracks, all above the tide line, plenty of places you could have a quiet camp site along there as long as you keep an eye out for crocs. Not sure of the legality as a camping area but the locals always do, and I don't think the neighbours will complain, (Hi Mum!).
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:51 PM   #4
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GA, the Lions Den is calling your name. Its only 35km north of the Bloomfield R and has beer and camp sites.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:32 PM   #5
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Head another 15kms up the road after Lions Den, turn right to Archer Point, ride all the way out the coast. We camped out there in July, plenty of options to camp, is free and has some unreal scenery.
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Old Yesterday, 05:01 AM   #6
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cool, thanks for the hot tips lads....

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When I saw the Thread title, I thought ol' George DubbYa was coming to FNQ...
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GA, the Lions Den is calling your name. Its only 35km north of the Bloomfield R and has beer and camp sites.
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or Ayton footy ground if there are only two of you and you are discreet you could probably get away with it

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Head another 15kms up the road after Lions Den, turn right to Archer Point, ride all the way out the coast. We camped out there in July, plenty of options to camp, is free and has some unreal scenery.
Good snorkelling there also if your into that .
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