Bloomfield River

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Bloomfield River
Bloomfield River.JPG
Origin Great Dividing Range
Mouth Weary Bay, Pacific Ocean
Basin countries Australia

The Bloomfield River is a river situated in Queensland, north of Daintree. The river enters the sea north of Cape Tribulation and is noted for its Bloomfield River cod fish species, found only in the river. The river estuary is in near pristine conditions.[1]

It was originally named "Blomfield's Rivulet" on 26 June 1818 by Phillip Parker King[2] It is prohibited to catch the Bloomfield river cod in Queensland.[3]

The controversial Bloomfield Track which connects Cape Tribulation with Cooktown, crosses the Bloomfield River. This crossing was closed in February 2011 by the Cairns Regional Council after flooding destroyed the causeway. A passenger-only ferry service was in place until a four-wheel drive only temporary crossing opened in May, 2011.[4] Construction of an all weather bridge began in October 2013 and was completed April 2014. A Bridge over Woobada creek is to be completed late 2014. Douglas shire council maintains the Bloomfield track so as to be safe for public use.

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  1. ^ "Estuary Assessment 2000: Bloomfield River". Australian Natural Resource Atlas. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ The Narrative of a Survey, Vol. I.
  3. ^ "Bloomfield river cod". Primary Industries and fisheries. Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation). 21 June 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Nikki Jensen (25 May 2011). "Bloomfield Crossing Reignites Tourism". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 15 March 2014. 

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Coordinates: 15°55′S 145°22′E / 15.917°S 145.367°E / -15.917; 145.367