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Grassy Hill & Lighthouse

The superb view from Grassy Hill is a sight not to be missed with views up the Endeavour River and out to the Coral Sea and reefs.   The hill is steep, but accessible by road (not suitable for coaches or caravans). Energetic walkers enjoy the excercies


Fisherman's Wharf

Once one of the busiest ports in Queensland during the Gold Rush days, is now a popular meeting place and fishing spot for toursits and locals. 'Doing a wharfie' (driving along the wharf) is a favourite Cooktown tradition.  This is also the starting point of the River of Life Walkway which meanders through parkland to the Post Office, telling the stories behind the historic sights you pass along the way.

There are numerous waterfalls to venture to from Cooktown - Isabella Falls & Endeavour Falls to the North of Cooktown and Trevethan Falls, Home Rule Falls & Bloomfield Falls to the South of Cooktown.
Natures Powerhouse

Natures Powerhouse at the Botanical Gardens is our Information Centre with Information on the Cooktown and surrounding areas.  Vera Scath-Johnsons permanent exhibition is a beautiful illustration of local flowering plants.  There is also a cafe & bookstore.

James Cook Museum

Originally a Convent school built in 1889, and now home to one of the best regional museums in Australia, with the Anchor and Cannon from the HM Bark Endeavour, and excellent Chinese and Indigenous collections.

**Wet Season Hours - Tues - Sat 10am - 1pm**

Cooktown Discovery Festival

June weekend every year, a fully costumed re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Cook and his first meeting with the Guugu Yimithirr people, the chance to fire the Cannon and the Fireworks display are just part of the entertainment available on this weekend. Come join our celebrations all weekend through the town.

**Exception for 2020 as Cooktown will have it's Cooktown Expo 2020 in July/Aug - refer**

Cooktown 2020 Festival

Cooktown 2020 is a 3 Week event celebrating the arrival of James Cook 250 years ago, the scientific discoveries that were recorded during his 48 days on shore and the interactions that occurred between the crew and the Guugu Yimithirr people.

In the story of Cook and his exploration of Australia, Cooktown has three unique claims that underpin the significance of these anniversary celebrations:

48 days on shore

The Endeavour and its crew of 86 men spent 48 days (almost 7 weeks) in Cooktown – the longest and most significant land based stay during Cook’s east coast expedition.

During this time, Cook and his crew walked the shores of the Endeavour, climbed Grassy Hill and other ranges and explored the extensive coastline as they searched for safe passage out through the reef.

17-19 July - Reconciliation Rocks Music Festival  (Highlight Free concert - Troy Casser-Daley, Busby Marou & Mau Power & Local acts)

24-26 July - Discovery Festival   (Re-enactment of Captain Cook's Landing, Arrival of HM Bark Endeavour replica)

1-4 August - Endeavour Festival  (Feature Boating, Fishing & Marine Expo, River Cruises and much more

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2020 Top Parks - G'Day Rewards Member Benefits
 **Marano's Fuel - 114 Charlotte St, Cooktown - Ph. 4069 5233
     4c per L off fuel (up to 80L)
     upon presentation of your current G'Day Rewards Membership Card
**Annan's Restaurant - River Of Gold Motel - 16 Walker Street, Cooktown - Ph. 4069 5222
    **Fantastic Food & Extensive selection of Wines & Beers. Airconditioned comfort**
    10% off Food bill (excludes beverages) 
    upon presentation of your current  G'Day Rewards Membership Card
**Cooktown Bowls Club - 129 Charlotte St, Cooktown - Ph. 4069 5819
    1 Free Drink (Pot of Beer, 150ml Wine or softdrink) upon presentation of your current G'Day Rewards Membership Card
**Bowled Over Bistro - at Cooktown Bowls Club - 129 Charlotte St, Cooktown - Ph. 4069 5829
  **Great Food, Great Service, Kid Friendly environment. Cater to all ages**
   10% off Main Meals (excludes entrees, Specials Board, desserts & beverages)
   upon presentation of your current G'Day Rewards Membership Card
**Riverbend Tours - See reception to make your booking
   **Sunset cruise with complimentary nibbles and gourmet Gallo cheese platter on the Endeavour River. Your vessel "Nautilus" is safari style and has a roof and a foredeck. Vessel can accommodate up to 36 passengers. Riverbend Tours is a recipient of Trip Advisor Excellence Award for 2017, 2018 & 2019**
Free Softdrink or 1 of 3 Riverbend Tours Postcards by Matthew Davidson (depending on availability) with every Sunset Cruise on the Endeavour River
(Note: One Offer per Couple/family)
Present your G'Day Rewards Membership Card when you board the boat



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