Nature’s Powerhouse is an innovative building located in the beautiful, heritage listed Cooktown Botanic Gardens and includes the Charles Tanner Wildlife of Cape York Exhibition and the Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery.
The Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery displays the only collection of original botanical illustrations of flora from the region. Many plants can be found in the adjoining Botanic Gardens.
The Charles Tanner Wildlife Display offers visitors a close look at some of Cape York Peninsula’s more notorious reptiles along with specimens of birds and butterflies. The snake display is a sure fire hit with kids of all ages.
Nature’s Powerhouse also hosts a wide range of community events and activities including concerts, corporate functions, weddings, parties, nature presentations, educational programs and walking trails in the Botanic Gardens.
Opening hours vary throughout the season