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Cooktown RV Rest Area

Cooktown RV Rest Area, Cooktown Racecourse, Endeavour Valley Road
Cooktown RV Rest Area

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The Cooktown RV Rest Area is located at the Cooktown Racecourse on Endeavour Valley Road, 2km from the centre of Cooktown. 

As of 1 January 2024, the RV Rest Area will only be open from 1 June - 31 August each year. Outside of these dates, travellers are requested to stay at one of the local caravan parks.

The rest area is available for fully self contained vehicles that must have the following: 

  • Permanently fixed toilet, shower, washing and cooking facilities built within the vehicle.
  • Grey water and black water containment systems fixed within the body of the vehicle or sealed portable cassettes or totes that enable safe discharge to a Dump Ezy point (open containers or buckets to collect grey or black water are not permitted under any circumstances).

 The following conditions also apply:

  • Use of the area is for a maximum of 3 nights 
  • Use of generators is permitted 
  • Dogs must be restrained at all times and must not cause a nuisance to neighbours or pedestrians. You must clean up after your dog
  • Noise must be kept to a minimum after 9:00PM 
  • Your donation is greatly appreciated and will help us maintain the RV Rest Area and make it available for other users

Cook Shire Council regularly monitors the RV Rest Area and any breach of these conditions will result in the vehicle being required to leave the RV Rest Area.

For further information, please contact Cook Shire Council on  07 4082 0500 or