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About Bloomfield (Wujal Wujal)

The Bloomfield area is home to the Kuku-Yalanjii people who have occupied this area for over tens of thousands of years. The tribal area of the Kuku-Yalanjii stretches from Mossman in the south to Cooktown in the north and west to Chillagoe. Inhabitants east of the ranges are known as the Eastern Kuku-Yalanjii.

Of great significance to the traditional custodians of the area is the majestic Bloomfield Falls. A short hike along rocky terrain will take you to the 40 metre falls or you might prefer to take a guided tour operated by the local Walker Family who will explain things along the way.

The Bloomfield River is a large tidal river which is home to the salt water crocodile, mud crabs and fish species such as Barramundi and Mangrove Jack to name a few. It is a diverse eco-system supporting mangroves, fish, birds and native wildlife. This picturesque river meanders from Wujal Wujal to the mouth of the river which is nearby the small township of Ayton. Here you will find the store, café and takeaway as well as a library (with internet access) and playground.


Captain James Cook (Lieuenant at the time) and his men gave Weary Bay its name in 1770 after running aground on Endeavour reef which is North East of Weary Bay. His men rowed ashore to establish if the Bloomfield River was a suitable site to carry out repairs.

Upon reaching the Bay they deemed the Bloomfield River to be an inappropriate location, his men rested here and gave Weary Bay its name. They then travelled north to Cooktown where they found a river with better access – now known as the Endeavour River.

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