The Bloomfield Track

In 1988 World Heritage Listing for the Wet Tropics was declared, including the Cape Tribulation National Park. It was the culmination of a decade of work raising public awareness, fundraising, lobbying, direct action - by conservationists of the far north, many of whom were involved in the blockade.

In 1991 Mike Berwick, who had been spokesperson for the protesters during the Blockade, was elected Chairman (Mayor) of the Douglas Shire Council. He held the post for 16 years.

Since the blockade efforts have been made to 'buy back' sections of the Daintree rainforest to include in the national park and provide wildlife corridors for endangered animals, particularly the cassowaries.

Today the missing link is known as the Bloomfield Track a must-do 4WD trail. A recent upgrade of Woobadda Creek crossing and the construction of a bridge over the Bloomfield River make the Bloomfield track more navigable than ever. The road provides a link for locals from Mossman and Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield, Wujul Wujul and Cooktown. Many of the visitors who drive the track have memories of the protest screening on the nightly news.

Little evidence now remains of the Daintree blockade site.