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The Lions Den Hotel
The Lions Den Hotel, established in 1875, is a landmark hotel made of timber and iron, famous for its quirky decorations and walls adorned with visitor’s signatures. Set on the lush banks of the Little Annan River, surrounded by 100 year old mango trees and tropical landscapes the Den is the perfect place to visit the ‘real’ Australia.
Located in Where To Stay / Rainforest Coast
Moreton Telegraph Station History
Although as early as 1939 Australia was ranked 7th in terms of telephony traffic, Cape York was still very much disadvantaged in this regard, with mail being delivered by pack horse until after the end of the Second World War. It was only in 1987 that the construction of microwave telecommunications links allowed residents throughout Cape York to at last be able to communicate via dial telephones.
Located in Where To Go / Cape York Peninsula
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Coen mining museum
Located in Where To Go / Cape York Peninsula
Lion's Den Hotel
Best pub meals 7 days a week including all day everyday pizza menu
Located in Where To Eat / Cooktown
Aboriginal culture - Cape York Peninsula
Cape York Peninsula is noted for the strong, rich culture of the Aboriginal people and their Islander neighbours of the Torres Strait. Vibrant and diverse, this region offers opportunities to absorb and connect with the ancient rhythms of this ancient land and people.
Located in What To Do / History & Culture
The Gold Rush
Little happened after Cooks initial landing until William Hann set out on his overland journey of exploration in 1872. The discovery of payable alluvial gold deposits at the Palmer river in 1873 by James Venture Mulligan, sparked a huge gold rush, drawing prospectors not only from Australia, but also from around the world.
Located in What To Do / History & Culture
Aboriginal Rock Art
Local Aboriginal history spans over 40,000 years with many stories and landmark events recorded in the extensive rock art galleries on outcrops and in caves throughout Cape York Peninsula.
Located in What To Do / History & Culture
Cooktown Railway
Hailed as Australia's most unusual railway, the creation of the Cooktown to Laura Railway, was a direct result of the discovery of gold in the Palmer River.
Located in What To Do / History & Culture
Captain James Cook
With a rich history starting with Captain James Cooks' landing here in 1770, to the Palmer River Gold Rush a hundred years later, Cooktown is one of Queensland's oldest historic towns.
Located in What To Do / History & Culture
Cooktown Cemetery
The Cooktown cemetery is the final resting place for people of many nationalities, religions and cultures that lived in this remote pioneering town. The stories that unfold within its boundaries bear witness to the tragedies, triumphs and mysteries experienced by the people in the times of the gold rush era, and early settlement of the township.
Located in What To Do / History & Culture