Hope Vale Aboriginal community lies 40 kilometres north of Cooktown. Originally established as a Moravian Lutheran Mission on the east coast near Cape Bedford, the community was later moved to its present location.
Go on a tour with a highly-acclaimed Aboriginal guide who can show you rock art sites and other locations on the Deed of Grant in Trust land. What’s to see – the arts and craft centre is worth a visit and a private beach house accesses a coloured sands beach. You’ll need a Council permit to camp and make arrangements in advance with the beach house. Useful stores include a couple of general outlets, hardware, a butcher and petrol station – but you will need to pay cash here.
Hope Vale is easily accessed from Cooktown on a good dirt road off the Battle Camp Road between Cooktown and Laura.
Hope Vale has an Alcohol Management Plan (AMP). AMPs aim to reduce alcohol-related violence.
AMPs vary from community to community. They include alcohol restrictions, home brew bans and dry place declarations which operate within a defined boundary, known as a ‘restricted area’. These strategies set the quantity and type of alcohol you may possess in the restricted area.
Penalties apply for possessing or attempting to bring illegal alcohol into a restricted area.
To find out more about AMPs for each community, visit the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs web site.
What’s on nearby
Weipa Fishing Classic
Cape York’s premier and most exciting fishing competition and fun for all the family!View event
Arts & CultureJul 2020
NPA Culture Festival – Keep the Flame of Culture BurningView event
Arts & Culture3 - 5 Jul 2020
Laura Aboriginal Dance FestivalView event
Laura Races and RodeoView event
Arts & Culture17 Jul - 4 Aug 2020
Cooktown Expo 2020View event