Where to Eat
Whether you are driving through, exploring the rainforest and river trails, or stopping to relax and meet the locals, you’ll find a range of places to eat in our township. If you are more adventurous, you can join one of our indigenous tours and catch your own fish or gather your own bush tucker feast.
Barra and Croc Café
The Barra and Croc Café in the middle of Ayton serves coffee and snacks. It also has an IGA Express for groceries and supplies.
Bana Yirriji Art Centre
While absorbing the indigenous heritage and browsing in the gallery, pause for morning tea, a light lunch or a cappuccino while overlooking the lush Bloomfield River..(Cafe currently closed)
Lion’s Den Hotel
Built in 1875, the Lion’s Den Hotel at Helenvale (near Black Mountain) on the Little Annan River is one of Queensland’s oldest historic pubs.
Bloomfield Beach restaurant
The Bloomfield Beach cabin and camping site also hosts a licensed restaurant.
Black Cockatoo Gallery and Coffeehouse
Black Cockatoo Gallery in Bloomfield has a coffeehouse.Check their website for opening hours.
The Tcharibeena restaurant at the Mungumby Lodge serves lunch and dinner for guests (reservations required) with a daily gourmet blackboard menu featuring fresh local produce. The restaurant is fully licensed (no BYO). Gourmet picnic backpacks are also available for guests.
Local stores and supplies
Barra and Croc Café – Ayton Store
The Barra and Croc Café in the middle of Ayton has an IGA Express for groceries and supplies.
The Bloomfield markets are held on the last Saturday of every month in the space directly opposite the Barra Croc Café/IGA Express in Ayton.
Wujal Wujal has a community store on Hartwig Street where you can buy groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, snacks and hardware supplies.
Monday to Thursday: 7:30am to 3.30pm
Friday: 7:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday: 8am to midday
Drinking alcohol in Wujal Wujal
Please don’t forget that local laws limit alcohol in Wujal Wujal. Some areas are completely dry and alcohol is not permitted.
Find out more on our Local Laws page.
Bush tucker experiences
If you are one of our more adventurous visitors, you might choose to hunt and gather your own bushtucker feast. There are many locally led tours where our local tour guides have the knowledge and experience to help you find true tropical delights along our beaches, rivers and rainforests.
Medicinal and ceremonial plants
Learn about our indigenous medicines and plants used in Aboriginal ceremonies with the Walker Family.
Yindilli Camping Ground
The Yindilli and Bura (Chinacamp) campsites offer walks and tours guided by traditional owners and elders. Refreshments are provided, including Aussie damper and tea. Your guide will also help you identify bush tucker along your walk.
Bama Way Aboriginal Journeys
The Bama Way is an Aboriginal journey along storylines in tropical North Queensland. You can join members of the Walker family on a traditional hunting and gathering experience near Bloomfield Falls.