Track is one of the better 4WD tracks in Cape York.
And that said it is only
of the actual peninsula.
It is actually in the Wet
Tropics - an area that reaches up until Cooktown, which is
where the Peninsula properly starts.
But that does not mean it
is not a great four wheel drive track, it is one of the
more legendary ones and well worth trying to plan into your trip while
you are up here.
The name is an abbrevation
that stands for Cairns Regional Electricity Board.
It starts in Daintree Village and ends in the Aboriginal
which is in the
northern end of Bloomfield
first cross the Daintree
River, which is a bliss, at least towards the
end of the Dry Season.
Then you enter the rainforest
- and it is beautiful.
The whole southern
half of the CREB track goes through Daintree
rainforest, and this is what I
think makes a lot of this track so beautiful.
It is really lush, deep green and definitely so typical for this part
What the CREB track is
most known for, if you ask around, is its steepness.
This really depends on what you are used to, as well as - what the
weather is like (obviously rain does make the slopes slippery).
There are some beautiful rainforest
creek crossings (the deepness of them also very much
the season and the recent rains),
.. a few rougher bits, ...
.. a few good views
stripe you see on the mountain slope across
the valley is the continuing CREB track, you'll be there soon :-) ...
and a bit of steepness which is all good
until you get to the turnoff to Kija
- aka Roaring Meg Falls. First there is a camping site - the China
there is a track to a creek beach and a swimming hole, and another
track to the actual Roaring
The falls themselves are a sacred site, below is a photo of the
Any north after the Roaring Meg Falls (actually, starting even a bit
south of it), is open woodland and not rainforest.
The rest of the CREB
easy - no steep slopes, just a drive.
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