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The Boathouse, Cooktown Re-enactment Association

The Boathouse is situated on the Main Street of Cooktown, Charlotte Street, opposite the Sovereign Resort Hotel, and is home to the Cooktown Re-enactment Association. The Cooktown Re-enactment Committee was formed in 1959 by a group of business people in an effort to kick start the local economy. The town was on a downward slide after […]

Lions Den Hotel

Lions Den Hotel cooktown

The Lions Den Hotel is situated on the Bloomfield Track, 4km from the sealed Mulligan Highway to Cooktown or 65km north of Cape Tribulation via the 4WD Bloomfield Track. It was built in 1875 on the banks of the Little Annan River, surrounded by 100 year old mango trees and tropical landscapes. It is a landmark […]

Walker Bay and Quarantine Bay

Both Bays can be accessed via Quarantine Bay road 5km south of Cooktown on the Mulligan Highway. To get to Walker Bay and the mouth of the Annan River, turn right just before the golf course entrance. This is a tight track that takes you through the scrub behind the beach, all the way to the river mouth. This is a popular […]

Archer Point

Archer point, cape york

The turnoff to Archer Point is about 20km south of Cooktown on the Mulligan Highway, and is 4WD recommended. It is about 15km in. There is reef close to the shore, which can be walked to at low tide, and there is a lighthouse with good views. Call the Yuku-Baja-Muliku Land Trust for more information 07 4069 6957

Cooktown History Centre

Cooktown history centre

 The Cooktown History Centre, run by the Cooktown & District Historical Society, offers a unique insight into the intriguing history of the area with stories, photos, interactive displays, murals and oral histories. It is housed in the oldest building in Charlotte Street – it was erected in 1875 as Cooktown’s first post and telegraph office, before […]

Kuku Bulkaway Indigenous Art Gallery, “Telling our Stories”

Kuku Bulkaway Indigenous Art Gallery

“Our artist’s inspiration comes from the land and sea country that surrounds them. Many of the paintings come from stories that the artists were taught as children or of local bush food and animals in our region. By painting these pieces, they are sharing their stories with you. All of our artworks are handcrafted and painted by local artists” Check out […]

Cooktown Creative Arts Association

Cooktown creative arts association

The Cooktown Creative Arts Association Shop is located in the Old Cooktown Railway Station building in Charlotte Street. Being in the main street of Cooktown, it provides local artists and crafts people with a wonderful venue to display and sell their hand made arts and crafts. There are displays of wood work, furniture, paintings, jewellery, stained […]

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