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“Great views over Cooktown”
Review of Grassy Hill

Grassy Hill
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$233.52*
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Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Cooktown
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great views over Cooktown”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great views of all of Cooktown. There are some picnic tables at the top so you can take your food up and appreciate the view all over the Endeavour River system and the town.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“One of the world's great views!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

The 360 degree view from the top of Grassy Hill is stunning - the same view of the Barrier Reef, the Endeavour River, and surrounding hills that Captain Cook had in 1770 plus now Cooktown. There are interpretive signs at the top and also walking tracks as well as a lighthouse - well worth the short drive to the top.

Visited September 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great walk and end up in Botanical Gardens”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We did a walk up Grassy Hill for a wonderful view of Cooktown and surrounds. On the way are excellent information 'signposts' with lots of interesting bits about Captain Cook and the history of the area. The walk is steep but we took our time. After Grassy Hill there is a walk through the forest area to some beaches and the walk is a bit up and down but through some very nice areas. And, you end up at the lovely Cooktown Botanical Gardens. The gardens are small, all native plants and very nicely laid out. The whole walk took us almost three hours finishing up walking back through the town to our hotel. A great way to see Cooktown.

Visited September 2013
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Sebastopol, California
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awe-inspiring view!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Dare I say this is one of the most beautiful locations that exists? 360 degree views of rivers flowing into the turquoise ocean, white sandy beaches, rain forested mountains with sea breezes blowing. It's here we fell in love with Cooktown and know we must come back again one day. Makes us understand why Captain Cook was fond of this area (even though his ship broke down here). A MUST SEE if you come this direction!

Visited August 2013
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Nth Qld
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139 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Well worth the walk!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a really lovely walk up to the lighthouse with rest stops along the way, each with a panoramic view of Cooktown and the river. I suggest going up early morning to avoid the heat. Once at the top, the view is amazing. It is possible to go up by vehicle or on a tour.

Visited August 2013
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