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.

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

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

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Then you enter the rainforest - and it is beautiful.

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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.

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

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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).

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

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.. a few rougher bits, ...

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.. 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 :-) ...

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... 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.

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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.

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

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

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