Cairns is the departure point for many self drive adventures north to the Daintree National Park and Australia’s most northern tip in Cape York Peninsula, and west to Queensland’s savannah outback.
The video below is of the Bloomfield Track which stretches 30km along the Great Tropical Drive, encompassing the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation is the Bloomfield 4x4 track.
If you are looking for an off-road adventure that offers exciting challenges and scenic views then this is the drive for you. For more information on the Daintree, Bloomfield Track goes to Queensland.com 1300Truckhire Cairns has a variety of Toyota vehicles to choose from each with their own special features and qualities allowing you to chose the 4wd that suits your needs.
Our vehicles are all maintained to the highest standard including tyres and servicing. All of our Toyota Hiluxs, Landcruisers, Fortuners and 5 seater Troop Carries are less than 3 years old.
Rent a 4x4 vehicle from 1300Truckhire to have a Tropical Queensland Vacation on your Schedule. The Cape York Peninsula is compiled of a vast and diverse landscape offering its visitors a trip of a lifetime!
Renting a 4wd will allow you to travel off the beaten track and will allow you to tailor your trip to your desired experience of Tropical Queensland. Driving up to Cape York from Cairns in a 4wd gives you the options of taking multiple detours all the way.
The Daintree National Park and The Great Barrier Reef are two World Heritage-Listed sites collide. There are many places to stay and activities for all ages including Rainforest Boards walks at The Daintree Discovery Centre, Jungle Surfing or take a Daintree River Cruise for additional information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions and ferry time visit http://destinationdaintree.com
The Bloomfield track is the coastal track which links the Cape Tribulation to Wujal Wujal and Cooktown. This track is the most picturesque drives in the region with the coastline and one side and the rainforest on the other. The Bloomfield track requires a 4wd as there are steep climbs and creek crossings. There are many destinations to stop and admire the view or visit one of the many secluded beaches. For information on the tracks condition contact The Douglas Shire Council (07) 4099 9444.
Cooktown is a historical town unspoilt by the urgency of modern life. Cooktown allows you to step back in time and visit the heritage buildings, monuments and centres around the town. Cooktown is a very popular fishing destination because of its close proximity to the Endeavor River, Anna River and the Barrier Reef.
The Tip of Australia is the most popular destination to visit in Cape York. Once you have made it to the Northern Peninsula Area, you will pass through the communities of Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, and Seisia. At Bamaga you will likely want to take a right turn towards Pajinka and go visit the northernmost part of the Australian mainland. There are quite a few side trips to keep you busy in this area, including Somerset Ruins, and Mutee Head or hop on the ferry and go visit Thursday Island and Horn Island. (Our 4wd are not permitted to travel on the ferry).
Rinyirru is the second largest National Park in Queensland and is filled with many wonders to explore. Queensland.com offer additional information on the Rinyirru (Lakeland) National park “Journey through golden sandstone hills and sweeping grasslands, boat along scenic coastal estuaries and vast river systems, and delight in flower-sprinkled lagoons and shady waterholes. Relish superb fishing, secluded camping, brilliant birdwatching and stunning photography. Camping areas are scattered across the park and, with such a range of facilities and locations, it won’t be hard to find the perfect one. Many sites are separate and secluded, hugging the rivers and creeks that cut through the park. This place is a true paradise for fishers and birdwatchers. The rivers, lagoons and waterholes are alive with fish, enticing visitors to launch a boat or settle in with a rod. The idyllic ecosystems also sustain an array of birds that colour, animate and adorn the park. Remember to bring your binoculars and field guide. The vast landscape has deep cultural connections. Nine Aboriginal clan groups, made up of at least 75 key families, are linked with this country that is steeped with occupation, ceremonial and story places. Step back in time to the days of early European exploration, ‘gold fever’ and the booming cattle industry. Walk among relics that spotlight the park's important heritage and connections to explorers, geologists and surveyors.” This information was retrieved from Queensland.com
When driving vast distances in remote Australia, it is important to be aware of service points for your 1300 Truckhire Cairns 4wd hire vehicle. Please note that fuel is available at several locations including Lakeland, Cooktown, Laura, Musgrave, Lockhart and Archer River. In regards to cash, the last bank with an EFTPOS machine is in Cooktown. Most businesses across the Cape will accept major credit cards and groceries are available at all townships.
There is a lot to see and do across Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and a 1300 Truckhire 4wd rental vehicle allows you to explore this great country, in comfort and safety. A few notes to be aware of. Permits are required for camping in some areas. These can be purchased from RACQ in Cairns. You should check road conditions with local police before you leave [Bamaga phone (+61) 07 4069 3156 | Weipa (+61) 07 4069 9119 | Coen (+61) 07 4060 1150] and you should take a detailed map with you.