Travelling from the Daintree to Wujal Wujal, the CREB track is reported to be one of the toughest 4×4 tracks in Australia. We started our journey in Cairns. You can follow from the beginning in our blog on the CREB track (Part 1). Wujal Wujal is a small aboriginal township near Cooktown. Wujal Wujal is the local Kuku-Yalanji clan name meaning ‘many falls’ because of the many sacred waterfalls in the landscape. One of which is Roaring Meg Falls.
Roaring Meg Falls is an absolutely stunning waterfall three quarters of the way along the CREB track from Daintree to Wujal Wujal.The first nations people of the area ask that only women visit the top of the falls since it is a sacred women’s site Accordingly, they also request that no photographs are taken. Karen did visit the top and said it was a stunning place. She was so moved she came out in tears. Very special.
For many thousands of years, first nations people have lived in this spectacular region.Due to the difficult terrain, early expeditions bypassed the Daintree to Wujal Wujal area. Mountainous ranges and thick rainforest show why they chose the coast road. However this all changed when gold was discovered around Cooktown. People flocked to the area during the Palmer River Gold Rush. From Daintree to Wujal Wujal however was primarily mined for tin. We absolutely love travelling and fishing around Cooktown. So grabbed the good weather window to travel the CREB track while it lasted. Part 2 of our travels along the track can be watched in the video below…
The right fishing gear is a MUST!
The Daintree to Wujal Wujal CREB track winds through spectacular rainforest, crossed creeks and stunning mountain ranges.
The CREB track can be tackled during the dry in a conventional 4×4 vehicle.
Roaring Meg FallsA women’s only sacred site for first nations people, this beautiful waterfall is 3/4 of the way from the Daintree to Wujal Wujal. There is a sign so keep a look out.
Lions Den HotelThe iconic Lions Den Hotel is a great place to stop for the night if you tackle the track in one day. After a big day driving, the spacious grassy campground behind the pub is very welcome. A stunning creek flows behind the grounds and makes a wonderful morning or afternoon refresher. Take a pen and scribble your name on the walls. I hope you enjoyed our video on the CREB track from Daintree to Wujal Wujal. Stayed tuned next week for the next installment as we do a review on our Autohome Columbus roof top tents! Karen’s tent has been on her car since 2009 and is as good as the day we bought it. Hence we stuck one on the Cruiser as well.
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