Roaring Meg Falls
Situated at the head of the Bloomfield River, the Roaring Meg Falls are a beautiful sight that can only be accessed by a four wheel drive track off the CREB Track (Cairns Regional Electricity Board), which winds its way through the rainforest from Bloomfield to Daintree. The stunning falls cascade over large, smooth, white rock shoulders into the river as it flows to the deep gorge further downstream.
There’s a deep rock pool at the top of the falls where you can enjoy going for a swim in the always cool mountain waters, or simply stretch out on one of the smooth boulders to soak up some sun. The isolated location makes it perfect for scenic shots with nothing but Far North Queensland tropics in sight.
Camping is allowed in the area, though you will need permission to visit or camp at Roaring Meg Falls. The land is of cultural significance to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji (Buru) people, so out of respect for the traditional owners of Buru, visitors are asked to contact a representative before accessing the falls. You can get passes by calling 07 4098 2188 or faxing 07 4091 3281. A permit is also required to travel through the CREB track, and can be obtained from Cairns Regional Council by phoning 07 4044 3044.
Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland