It is not
part of your way
up to the tip of Cape York,
but it is a fun four
wheel drive side track in
case you happen to be near Kuranda and have a few hours extra time.
It goes up to beautiful rainforest covered mountains, past a great fig
tree, and is a nice drive, but it does not take you all the way to Lake
Morris as the map may suggest, because the
end of that road is closed for travellers.
You get quite close, but you cannot do it as a loop combined
with the Bridle Creek Road, due to the closure.
From Kennedy Highway, you
the Clohesy River Road south of Kuranda,
and south of the Koah Road
turnoff and Koah Roadhouse.
For starters you follow the signs to the Cedar
but once you come to the
your turn right and not left to the resort.
Soon after the Y intersection you come to the first creek crossing.
There will be about 10 of
them along this
road, so even if you don't need to use your 4WD gears, you
need high clearance.
Then you drive through some beautiful
eucalypt forest, ...
... until you come to a Dinden
After several creek
(which in fact are all of the same creek called Clohesy
come to the Clohesy
smaller than the more famous Curtain Fig Tree near Yungaburra and Cathedral Fig Tree on
Danbulla Forest Drive, but it is still an impressive fig tree definitely
worth a stop.
There is a short
boardwalk around it, which does not take you long.
After the fig tree the track
.. gradually becoming
... as the Clohesy River Road continues crossing creeks.
The further up you get the lusher gets the rainforest, ...
... and highest up the track gets quite small.
In the end of the track
you get quite
close to Lake Morris, but the track is cut off by gates.
River Road still makes a nice drive despite that.
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