Best Things To Do in Cooktown, Australia

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Cooktown.

Cooktown may not be as popular as other cities in Australia, but don’t let that fool you. Cooktown is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You can definitely plan a few hours of a side trip here while traveling to Port Douglas. You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Cooktown.

If you have plans to visit Australia and are not sure if Cooktown should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Cooktown and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Cooktown

Here is the list of things to do in Cooktown and tourist attractions in city.

  1. James Cook Museum

    4.5 (48 Votes)
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    James Cook Historical Museum is a heritage-listed former convent and school and now museum at Furneaux Street, Cooktown, Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Francis Drummond Greville Stanley and built from 1888 to 1889 Hobbs & Carter. It was formerly known as St Mary's Convent and School. It was added to the Queensland H...Read more
  2. Guurrbi Tours

    5 (44 Votes)
  3. Cooktown History Centre

    4.5 (34 Votes)
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    History museum in Cooktown, Australia.  Address: 121 Charlotte St, Cooktown QLD 4895, Australia. The display showcases regional history through stories, photos, interactive displays, murals and oral histories. The Archive and Research facility has the largest collection of maps, photos and documents pertaining to Cooktown’s history. T...Read more
  4. Gone Fishing Cooktown - Private Tours Image
    Fishing charter in Cooktown, Australia Gone Fishing offers guided fishing charters and wildlife tours around Cooktown, Cape York and on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Gone Fishing has offered tailor-made, fully guided piscatorial adventures since 2002.
  5. Cooktown Airport

    3.5 (80 Votes)
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    Cooktown Airport is an airport in Cooktown, Queensland, Australia and is the gateway to Cape York Peninsula. The airport is 7.5 km from the town centre. Address: Cooktown QLD 4895, Australia
  6. Alkoomie Station Image
    Alkoomie Station is a 46,000 acre working cattle station situated 30 minutes from Cooktown. It provides the ultimate destination for those seeking a real Aussie experience and caters for people wanting to sample life on a cattle station. There are three types of accommodation offered all built on Mt Dickson 1,500ft above sea level which give bre...Read more