Explore Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula
Welcome to historic Cooktown, and the remote, unspoilt beauty of Cape York Peninsula. Captain Cook's arrival on the banks of the Endeavour River in 1770 led to his first recorded meaningful contact and reconciliation with Aboriginal people. Discover this unique history and Cooktown's colourful past on a stroll around town, and experience the raw beauty of one of Australia's last true frontiers.
2012 Travel Planner
From February 2012, all camping in national park and resource reserve camping areas on Cape York Peninsula will need to be pre-booked.
Self registration will no longer be available and campers need to buy an e-permit before arriving at the camping area.
There is now a new simplified log-in system in place for the 2013 season
E-permits can be booked online HERE
Cooktown and Cape York Media Centre
See our Media Kit pages for downloadable 2012 Media Kit and downloadable stock photos, and suggested travel features
View the Cooktown and Cape York You Tube Channel for inspirational film clips of the region
Read the Cooktown and Cape York blog