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Wujal Wujal is located in the Bloomfield Valley inside the World Heritage Area some 170km to the North of Cairns and 70km South of Cooktown. Wujal Wujal covers an area of 64 Hectares and the Shire has a tropical climate with both dry and wet seasons. The wet season extends from November to May with peaks from February and March. The dry season is from June to October. Average temperature is 30°C with an average minimum of 23°C. 


The Shire lies on the banks of the Bloomfield River with high mountain terrain surrounding it.


Population of the Wujal Wujal Community is approximately 280 people.


The main clan group languages are Kuku Yalanji, Kuku Nyungul and Jalunji. English is widely spoken by all and the older people still speak Kuku Yalanji in the community.


Wujal Wujal is accessible by road via the coastal road across near the Daintree River and by inland road. There is a private airstrip 20km from the Shire. The Shire can also be accessed by sea.