The Coast Road
The coast road is considered the most scenic of the two routes,
4WD ONLY – very steep over the ranges, slippery and dangerous when wet. Roadworks may cause delay.
Leaving Cairns you travel north to the Daintree River, cross the river via the vehicle ferry (there is a fee, $18 one way), then continue through the Daintree Wet Tropics rainforest to Cape Tribulation. Please be careful of the wildlife on the road, you may even see Cassowaries.
After Cape Tribulation the road becomes 4WD ONLY and climbs over the range (very steep with rocky creeks to cross) for 32kms until you cross the Bloomfield River bridge at Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Community, and travel the now sealed Bloomfield Road beside the spectacular Bloomfield River and north through Ayton, up the range and rainforest along the edge of Cedar Bay National Park before reaching Rossville. Through the small village of Rossville a few kms further to Shiptons Flat Road and the festival entry. The scenery is spectacular all the way!
Distance: approx. 235km
Driving time: approx. 3.5 hrs
Hinterland Air Services
https://www.hinterlandaviation.com.au/ – Cairns to Cooktown – 40kms from the festival site.
This is a wonderful scenic flight where you fly over wet tropics rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, more a scenic flight than a transfer, and takes approx 45 minutes. You will then need to make your way from Cooktown, south to Shiptons Flat Road, past the Lions Den Hotel to the Wallaby Creek Bridge.