Cooktown and Cape York VIC at Nature's Powerhouse
Nature’s Powerhouse is an innovative building located in the beautiful, heritage listed Cooktown Botanic Gardens and includes the Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula Visitor Information Centre, Vera’s café, a shop, Charles Tanner Gallery and the Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery.
The Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula Visitor Information Centre provides comprehensive visitor information and accommodation and tour booking services.
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. Tour companies interested in utilising the facilities are encouraged to contact John via the details below.
Contact: Cooktown and Cape York Visitor Information Centre
Opening hours vary throughout the season- contact phone number below
Tel: 07 4069 6004, Fax: 4069 6013