Cooktown Highlights

This is the ultimate way to see the historical sights and places of interest in Cooktown with this combination of a guided and “On Your Own” tour. Hear stories of Captain Cook’s adventures and the birth of Cooktown. Hop aboard your coaster and head out Grassy Hill lookout taking the opportunity to snap some great holiday photos from the summit. Your guide will give you an insight into the history of Cooktown, a town carved deep into Australia’s history. Next, explore the interpretive centre of the Nature's Powerhouse located in the historic Botanic Gardens and is considered a living museum and a magnificent showcase for the plants of Cape York Peninsula. From here you can take the rest of the tour at your own pace. Enjoy as much free time as you like to explore the Gardens, when you are ready jump aboard the designated shuttle which will deliver you to the Cooktown Historical Museum. Admission to the museum is included in your ticket price.
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    Sightseeing / City Tour

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  • Duration

    2.5 hours

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  • Price

    Adult from $99.99
    Children (12 & under) from $99.99

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Don’t forget your camera!
There's an onsite café and art gallery at the Botanic Gardens which features exhibits on the wildlife of the region as well as a collection of botanical illustrations by Vera Scarth-Johnson. Enjoy free time here to enjoy a refreshment at the onsite café (

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To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.

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