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.
What’s on nearby
Sports10 November 2018
One of the most popular events on the social calendar in Cooktown.
Come and experience a real country race meet at the second oldest turfView event
Arts & Culture28 - 30 Sep 2018
Wallaby Creek FestivalView event
Sports28 Sep - 2 Oct 2018
Weipa Billfish Tournament 2018View event
Sports26 - 28 Oct 2018
Sovereign Resort Barramundi Fishing CompetitionView event
Sports2 November 2018
Weipa Billfish Club Ladies Gamefish Day 2018View event