CREB Track


CREB Track is one of the better 4WD tracks in Cape York.

And that said it is only just south 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.

creb track open

It starts in Daintree Village and ends in the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal, which is in the northern end of Bloomfield Road.

creb track

After Daintree Village, you first cross the Daintree River, which is a bliss, at least towards the end of the Dry Season.

creb track daintree river

Then you enter the rainforest - and it is beautiful.

creb track north queensland

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.

creb track cape york

It is really lush, deep green and definitely so typical for this part of Australia.

creb track steep

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).

creb track creek crossing

There are some beautiful rainforest creek crossings (the deepness of them also very much depends on the season and the recent rains),

creb track four wheel drive

.. a few rougher bits, ...

creb track queensland

.. a few good views (the white stripe you see on the mountain slope across the valley is the continuing CREB track, you'll be there soon :-) ...

creb track australia

... and a bit of steepness which is all good fun ...

creb track rainforest

... until you get to the turnoff to Kija - aka Roaring Meg Falls. First there is a camping site - the China Camp.

creb track china camp

Then there is a track to a creek beach and a swimming hole, and another track to the actual Roaring Meg Falls. The falls themselves are a sacred site, below is a photo of the swimming hole.

roaring meg falls

Any north after the Roaring Meg Falls (actually, starting even a bit south of it), is open woodland and not rainforest.

creb track not steep

The rest of the CREB track is easy - no steep slopes, just a drive.





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