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National Parks

Mount Cook National Park

  • Address

    Ida Street
    Cooktown
    Queensland 4895, Australia

Mount Cook National Park

This park features the rugged Mount Cook, which provides a scenic backdrop to the town of Cooktown. Rainforest and tropical woodlands with a heath understorey cover the upper slopes and sheltered gullies. Mount Cook was named after Lieutenant James Cook, navigator and explorer, who had repaired the Endeavour in 1770 where Cooktown now stands, after damaging it on the reefs off Cape Tribulation.

Take the steep two kilometre walk to the lookout for scenic views over the Great Barrier Reef and coastline. Climb one kilometre further to Mount Cook’s summit. See large granite boulders covered with ferns. Look for tree snakes and lace monitors. Take binoculars for birdwatching.

Location

Mount Cook National Park

Ida Street
Cooktown
Queensland 4895, Australia

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Facilities

  • Carpark

  • Free

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