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Grassy Hill
Grassy Hill
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Lookouts
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James Cook Museum
James Cook Museum
Owner description: First opened in 1970, this museum, housed in a spectacular 19th century convent building, showcases the history of Cooktown, from Cook's landing in 1770 to the more recent past... more Owner description: First opened in 1970, this museum, housed in a spectacular 19th century convent building, showcases the history of Cooktown, from Cook's landing in 1770 to the more recent past. The exhibits include the original anchor and one of the cannon jettisoned from Cook's Endeavour in 1770, items from the Palmer River gold rush and personal items and stories from Cooktown's early residents, making this an unmissable part of your visit to Cooktown.The James Cook Museum is operated by the National Trust Queensland, a membership-based community organization dedicated to the promotion and care of Queensland's cultural and natural heritage. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Cooktown History Centre
Cooktown History Centre
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Nature's Powerhouse
Nature's Powerhouse
Owner description: Nature's PowerHouse, a large interpretive centre stunningly situated within Cooktown's historic Botanic Gardens, houses the nationally significant Vera Scarth-Johnson botanical... more Owner description: Nature's PowerHouse, a large interpretive centre stunningly situated within Cooktown's historic Botanic Gardens, houses the nationally significant Vera Scarth-Johnson botanical illustrations, a natural history display, gift store, and café, as well as being the Cook Shire Visitor Information Centre. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Finch Bay
Finch Bay
Attraction type: Beaches

All places to eat » Places to eat

Bowled Over Bistro
Bowled Over Bistro
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Cooktown
Price: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Australian
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Capers Cafe
Capers Cafe
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Cooktown
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cooktown RSL Memorial Club
Cooktown RSL Memorial Club
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Cooktown
Price: $11 - $24
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian, Pizza
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Restaurant 1770
Restaurant 1770
Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Cooktown
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
River of Gold Motel Restaurant
River of Gold Motel Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in Cooktown
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

BIG4 Cooktown Holiday Park
4.5 of 5
BIG4 Cooktown Holiday Park
$44 - $160
Pam's Place
3.0 of 5
Pam's Place
$47 - $73
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Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown
Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown
$25 - $35
Ranked #2 of 3 Cooktown B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hillcrest Guest House
3.0 of 5
Hillcrest Guest House
$80 - $131 (A$106 - A$173)
Ranked #1 of 3 Cooktown B&B and Inns
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Seaview Motel
Seaview Motel
$104 - $250
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Cooktown
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Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat
3.0 of 5
Milkwood Lodge Rainforest Retreat
$109 - $113 (A$144 - A$149)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
4.0 of 5
Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
$124 - $227
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Cooktown
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