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Address: Hope Street, Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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$217*
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Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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A great place to gain perspective of this fascinating area and read of Cook's visit to the area. Visited in different weather and enjoyed the sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Cairns Region, Australia
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

I had the pleasure of being in Cooktown on the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landing and went to the Dawn Service. The service was a moving experience and i am so glad i did it within a small community. A beautiful sunrise welcomed us all and I went back to view the sunset as well and it was just... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

A great place to gain perspective of this fascinating area and read of Cook's visit to the area. Visited in different weather and enjoyed the sunset.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The views from Grassy Hill are beautiful. We are so glad there is a road to it. Captain Cook had to climb this rather impressive hill in order to survey a possible route out of the Endeavour River through the reef.

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Kewarra Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Either a gentle car ride up Grassy Hill or for the more fit an enthusiastic a challenging walk to the old lighthouse and lookout. Which ever you choose it is worth the effort. Interesting to walkm around and look at all the local names who were around in 2009. The lookout is suitable for the fit and those who need... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's about a 4 hour drive to Cairns to Cooktown on a good road with wandering cows but this lookout made it all worthwhile: 360 degree views of the ocean, mountains, the river, the town and a wee lighthouse to boot. If you are in Cooktown don't miss it. Stunning.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Grassy Hill is a beautiful spot! Very steep but once at the top the views are stunning, on a nice clear day you can see out over Cooktown, the Endeavour River, and the ocean. The lighthouse has been lovingly restored and is well maintained, and is the stand out feature at Grassy Hill, love the lighthouse. Make sure you take... More 

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Edmonton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

1st place we went to on our weekend in cooktown. Awesome views. Make sure you take a camera. The grassed areas and picnic tables make it a great place to stop for lunch.

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Malanda, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I had been to Grassy Hill years ago and went again this visit, what a change. Still a very steep drive. Great viewing platform to see Cooktown, Endeavour River and the ocean and to wonder how Cook ever found his way out from here and avoided more reefs. Lighthouse is amazing, the local history around here is worth reading and... More 

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Starcross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great views over Cooktown very steep drive to lighthouse make sure you read about the lighthouse keeper

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

amazing view. You can walk up, to save money or catch a taxi if feeling lazy. Try to time it with a sunset and a bottle of bubbles.

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