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“Fantastic View”
Review of Grassy Hill

Grassy Hill
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$222.63*
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Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Cooktown
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Grassy Hill offers a 360 degree view of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Great Barrier Reef. Although now quite heavily forested, Grassy Hill is so known because local aboriginals deliberately burnt the forest on the hill to encourage re-growth of vegetation and draw animals to the area for hunting. The landscape you see today from the top of the hill has changed little since Captain James Cook and the crew of the HMB Endeavour climbed Grassy Hill in 1770 to view the surrounding reefs enabling him to navigate a safe passage. The views today, especially at sunset and sunrise, are still as spectacular as in 1770 making Grassy Hill one of Cooktown's most popular attractions.
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Don't leave Cooktown without taking a trip up the hill for a 360* view. Great at sunrise or sunset or any time in between.

Thank IDMillar
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

This lookout is a short drive from the heart of town and take less than 3 minutes by car. If your fitness inclined you can walk or run to the top! Parking on the top is free and ample.

Once at the top you have a gorgeous 360 degree view! Go see it!

Thank OceanGuide
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

The most wonderful views over Cooktown and out over the Coral Sea ... well worth the walk up the hill.

Thank RayPayne
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Capt cook climbed this hill when he arrived in Cooktown and it gives great views over the sea and the town itself.An easy drive from centre of town and you can walk there

Thank kevin d
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

interesting snippets of history and how the monument was funded. brillant views over the Endeavor river estuary and out to sea.You can see the whole of Cooktown too!

Thank bobbymWirral
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