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Nature's Powerhouse

The Nature’s Powerhouse facility, located in the historic Botanic Gardens, features the Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery, Exhibition Space, Café and the Cooktown Visitor Information Centre.

Natures Powerhouse
Natures Powerhouse

Nature’s Powerhouse is an innovative building located in the beautiful, heritage listed Cooktown Botanic Gardens and includes the Cooktown Visitor Information Centre, Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery, an exhibition space and a Cafe. 

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.

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.



Open: 9.30am - 4.00pm daily 

For further information, please contact Nature's Powerhouse on (07) 4069 5763 or

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