Bloomfield River, Queensland

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The Bloomfield River is a river located in the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland, Australia, noted for its Bloomfield River cod fish species, found only in the river.
The river rises in the Great Dividing Range below Zig Zag and southeast of. The river flows generally east by north before reaching its mouth and emptying into Weary Bay in the Coral Sea near the settlement of Ayton, north of. The river enters the Coral Sea north of Cape Tribulation. The river estuary is in near pristine conditions.
In 2014 the Australian and Queensland governments completed a 21 million bridge across the river, called the Bobby and Jacky Ball Bloomfield River Bridge. The bridge was named after two respected elders, brother Bobby and Jacky Ball. The land where the bridge was constructed and south to Degarra is their traditional country. The Ball brothers are the eldest remaining sons of their family. During the construction of the bridge, they would visit the site daily. They walk from the Wujal Wujal Shire to Degarra each day to visit a river fishing spot.
The river was originally named Blomfield's Rivulet by Phillip Parker King on 26 June 1818.
It is prohibited to catch the Bloomfield river cod in Queensland.
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  • Recently drove Cooktown to cairns via the Bloomfield track.... really nice day, allow 5 hours and make sure you stop along the way... a 4WD is recommended  more »
  • Coming down from Cooktown, where the new bridge crosses the river a short drive upstream gets you to the Waterfall. Absolutely spectacular 40m fall, and that was in the dry season. Then down the Bloom...  more »
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