Bloomfield River School

Bloomfield-River-IntroBloomfield River State School is located in the Bloomfield River Valley on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula, in the Wet Tropics of North Queensland. It is 180km north of the city of Cairns and 70km south of the township of Cooktown.

During the wet season you often need a 4WD vehicle to visit Bloomfield, because there are dirt roads and many creeks and rivers to cross. The local area is a unique environment which is World Heritage listed and includes rainforest, mangroves and the Great Barrier Reef.

The school services the Bloomfield district comprising three local government areas. At the head of the valley is Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Community, which has a population of about 400. They are mostly Kuku Yalanji people, originally from the local area. Other community members are from the northern section of the Douglas Shire, Degarra and the southern coastal section of the Cookshire, Ayton.