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Nature's Powerhouse

The Nature’s Powerhouse facility, located in the historic Botanic Gardens, features the Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery, the Charles Tanner Wildlife of Cape York Exhibition and a Café.

Natures Powerhouse
Natures Powerhouse

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 Exhibition 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.

Nature's Powerhouse is currently closed for renovations until the end of March 2016.

For further information, please contact Cook Shire Council on (07) 4069 5444.

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