Exploring Cooktown in Tropical North Queensland is a must do when travelling.
Discover the untouched wilderness, where the sea meets the outback.
There are so many things to do in Cooktown.
Your adventure to Cooktown begins along the sealed 350-kilometre inland highway or 4WD coastal route via the Bloomfield Track taking you from Cairns to Cooktown.
Cooktown is set on the stunning Endeavour River. Wander the wide welcoming streets, lined with grand Queensland architecture from the bygone gold rush days.
The botanic gardens are filled with 62-hectares of native and exotic plants, and is home to the state floral emblem.
Anglers can cast a lure on a deep sea charter in search of Black Marlon or take a guided tour and explore the river estuary day or night for barramundi.
The proud locals celebrate their heritage through the enactment society.
Take an educational journey into Aboriginal culture over a meal with an elder or enlist a guide to hike to rock-art sites high in the hills.
Things to do in Cooktown
Explore the harbour and watch the sunset, while listening to stories about Captain Cook’s passage along the Cape.
The place the act of reconciliation occurred between the local Bama people and Cook’s crew in 1770.
Grassy Hill Lookout
Experience the breathtaking sunrise and sunset from the summit.
William Daku Park
Enjoy the kids water park, outdoor fitness equipment, viewing platform, BBQs and fishing platforms.
Where to stay in Cooktown
From a tropical oasis to a heritage gem there are a range of hotel options for your stay in Cooktown.
Camping and Caravan Parks
Stay in self-contained cabins or camp in the bush near the Endeavour River.
Places to eat in Cooktown
160 Charlotte Street
Overlooking harbour and Bicentennial Park, Driftwood Café offers all-day breakfast and light lunches.
Riverside Coffee Kitchen Cafe
5 Webber Esplanade - Shop 1
Known for their ‘Award winning pies’, this little gem has outdoor shaded seating area with beautiful river views.