Drive 5km south of Cooktown to Keatings Lagoon for great bird-watching. Here, there is a 1.5km long boardwalk, developed in conjunction with the local Gungarde Aboriginal Corporation. Marvel at the sight of flocks of waterbirds feeding on rich pickings in the scenic wetlands from inside a snug bird-hide. You will see numerous ducks, pygmy-geese, jacanas and magpie geese. Don’t forget your binoculars and insect repellent!