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Wild and Windy Cooktown

A weekend full of fun activities for the whole family.

Wild and Windy Cooktown

The inaugural Wild and Windy Cooktown event is timed to coincide with the annual Discovery Festival and to offer both locals and visitors to the region the opportunity to celebrate life in this windy, frontier town.

The Festival has something for everyone, with a range of free events and activities as well as some unique opportunities for seeing the town, river and surrounding coastline from a new angle.

Highlight activities include:

  • Funfair
  • Paintball
  • Fireworks
  • Fun run
  • Street markets
  • 1RAR Army Rock band
  • Historical Tours
  • Helicopter trips
  • Shuttle train on main street
  • Parade
  • Cemetery tour
  • Harbour boat trips
  • Pie eating competition
  • Mud Crab Race
  • Tug of War
  • Fire Dancers
  • Tongan Choir
  • Live bands
  • Seafood breakfast
  • Church service