COOKTOWN is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland Australia about 2,000 km (1,200 miles) north of Brisbane and 328 km (204 miles) north of Cairns by road at the mouth of the Endeavour River, on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Qld. This is where James Cook beached his ship, the Endeavour for repairs in 1770
Both the town and Mt Cook (431 metres or 1,415 feet) which rises up behind the town where named after James Cook.
Cooktown is one of the very few large towns in the Cape York Peninsula and was founded on the 25 October in 1876 as a supply port for the gold fields along the Palmer River. It was called “Cook’s Town” until 1 June 1874.
At the time of the 2011 census Cooktown had a population of 2339
Fully Escorted 3 DAY/2 NIGHT PACKAGE
only $889 pp/ts
Departs Cairns Friday 4 September
Returns Sunday 6 September 2015
Forward Travel via the Scenic Coastal Bloomfield Track & Return via Inland Hwy
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A few tour Memories…..Heritage Lodge – On the Turps for morning tea, Black Cockatoo Gallery on our way along the Bloomfield Track, Iconic Lions Den for Lunch, Grassy Hill with our driver Nick, Willie Gordon explaining the Rock Art at Hopevale, The road ahead on our way home after lunch at the Palmer River Roadhouse and our Kookaburra rescue, SNOW IN COOKTOWN..no, this is the road to Elim Beach, Coloured Sands. We missed the low tide so had to see the coloured sands from a distance.