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Aboriginal Culture Cooktown
Wanhtharra nyundu! Welcome to our country! Cooktown lies in Guugu Yimithirr country, a tribal nation which stretched from the Annan River, south of Cooktown, to Princess Charlotte Bay in the north. This is one of the Cape’s forty-one tribal nations, each having its distinct language, history, culture, bush foods and bush medicines.
Cooktown and the Cape York Peninsula are fringed by long deserted beaches which are ideal for a great day out by the sea.
Bicentennial National Trail
The Bicentennial National Trail is the longest marked, non-motorised, self-reliant multi-use trekking route in the world, stretching an extraordinary 5,330 kilometres from Cooktown in tropical North Queensland, to Healesville in Victoria.
Birdwatching in and near Cooktown
Cooktown is an ideal place for bird watching, because there are four main geographical regions that meet here, each with its own set of special birds – Wet Tropics rainforest, Cape York Peninsula forests, coastal wetlands and mangroves, and the drier woodlands of the Laura and Battlecamp escarpments.
Black Mountain National Park, (Kalkajaka N.P.)
The mysterious Black Mountains are steeped in myths and legends, and are a special story place for the Kuku Yalanji people.
Captain James Cook
With a rich history starting with Captain James Cooks' landing here in 1770, to the Palmer River Gold Rush a hundred years later, Cooktown is one of Queensland's oldest historic towns.
Cherry Tree Bay
A beautiful secluded beach, accessible by walking track from the Cooktown botanic gardens.
Community Markets
Local markets in Cooktown, Rossville and Bloomfield give you the chance to chat with the locals and experience the fresh produce of the region.
Cook's Landing - Fast Facts
It is little known that when the Endeavour struck the reef, 23 hours passed before she was floated off, everyone on board took their turn at manning the pumps, falling down exhausted before another took his place. What else happened to the crew in Cooktown.......
Cooktown Botanic Gardens
The Cooktown Botanic Gardens were established in 1878 making them one of Queensland's oldest regional botanic gardens. The Gardens are located within the 62 hectare Gallop Botanic Reserve, situated 1.5km from the centre of Cooktown.
Cooktown Bowls Club
Cooktown Bowls Club is located on the esplanade beside the park and specialises in great food, friendly service all in a clean, air conditioned venue with the best views in town. Come down, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Cooktown Cemetery
The Cooktown cemetery is the final resting place for people of many nationalities, religions and cultures that lived in this remote pioneering town. The stories that unfold within its boundaries bear witness to the tragedies, triumphs and mysteries experienced by the people in the times of the gold rush era, and early settlement of the township.
Cooktown Creative Arts Association
Located at the Old Cooktown Railway Station in Charlotte Street (opposite the West Coast Hotel) the Cooktown Creative Arts Association is a show case for local artists and craft people.
Cooktown Golf Links
Cooktown Golf Links is a public 9-hole course with dual tees situated 5 kilometres south of Cooktown on Quarantine Bay Road. Visitors are always welcome.
Cooktown Highlights Itinerary
Cooktown is the perfect base to start or end your Cape York adventure. With its rich history, must-do Aboriginal tours, world-class fishing, and loads to see and do, you should plan for a minimum of three nights - and many visitors find themselves staying much longer.
Cooktown History Centre
Housed in the oldest building in Charlotte Street, the former post and telegraph office, this is your one stop spot for everything related to Cooktown history.
Cooktown PCYC Events Centre
The Cooktown PCYC Events Centre was officially opened in July 2011 and offers a unique conference, sports and entertainment venue in Tropical North Queensland.
Cooktown Railway
Hailed as Australia's most unusual railway, the creation of the Cooktown to Laura Railway, was a direct result of the discovery of gold in the Palmer River.
Cooktown School of Art Society Inc/Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery
The Cooktown School of Art Society Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery displays and sells original art works from the Cooktown area.
Cooktown Swimming Pool
The Cooktown swimming pool is located on Charles Street next to the state school.

Also in this section

Cooktown - Arts, Crafts and Produce
Cooktown - Bush Walks
Cooktown - Fishing and Boating
Cooktown - History and Aboriginal Culture
Cooktown - Museums and Galleries
Cooktown - Nature, Adventure and Discovery
Cooktown - Sports