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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

Nature’s Powerhouse is an innovative building located in the beautiful, heritage listed Cooktown Botanic Gardens and includes the accredited Cooktown Visitor Information Centre, Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery, an exhibition space, retail shop and a social enterprise 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: 8.30am - 4.00pm daily  

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Walker Street, Cooktown

For further information, please contact Nature's Powerhouse on (07) 4069 6004 or

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