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Grassy Hill

Hope Street, Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Cooktown
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Cairns
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Great view! Especially at sunrise. Clean & tidy with easy parking access. Interesting historical information displayed on the boards. A must do in Cooktown.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth driving up there and seeing the views all around this historical little town. Captain Cook must have taken hours to get up there while we get to drive there in minutes. Wonderful road right up to the top with parking areas and quite informative with plaques bearing it's history through Captain James Cook and his men. With the... More

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Melbourne
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great little road, great views, has a little of the history of the spot and the dedication of the people of the cooktown and surrounds have to thier lighthouse! Gives you an idea of what cook faced when he came ashore all those years ago.

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great 360 degree view of the town & surrounding area. You can take in how big the township is. Look at the boats & watch them sailing up the river or out to sea.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Definitely a must-do in Cooktown to enjoys the panoramic views from the lookout. Can be windy at times, but that's typical weather for Cooktown.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You MUST take the drive up to Grassy Hills for the most amazing 360 degree views to take your breath away. Picnic tables available.

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Cooktown, Qld
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Renovation and infrastructure improvements over the past few years have made this the most popular attraction in Cooktown. Simply put - you can't miss it. Even locals trek up Grassy Hill regularly for exercise and to remind ourselves why we live here. Read the interpretive signage on the way up to gain a full appreciation of this local lookout and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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219 reviews 219 reviews
48 attraction reviews
635 helpful votes 635 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Literally and figuratively, a high point of our visit to Cooktown. Amazing views and you really get a sense of the land and water around Cooktown. If you are in town, do go up the hill! We were especially moved by one of the inscribed bricks there, dedicated to: "Alley Cat 1984-997 No Greater Friend" Reminded us of how we... More

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Exeter, Devon, UK.
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Fabulous views from up here but the most inspiring thing was the sense of civic pride that the inhabitants of Cooktown must have about their wonderful town. Around the edge of the summit are hundreds of inscribed tiles from the families and businesses of Cooktown. Very good indeed and a brilliant thing to have seen.

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Ingham QLD
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A must to see the first lighthouse in Cooktown, and the display of tiles around the scenic area dedicated to all the people who donated to this lookout upgrade

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