Cooktown Tours and Activities
The relaxed coastal town of Cooktown is a popular excursion from Port Douglas.
Captain Cook beached his ship the Endeavour here, hence the name. These days daytrippers come here to visit the intriguing James Cook Historical Museum, to pay their respects to his statue overlooking Bicentennial Park, and order up a seafood platter at a local restaurant.
Cooktown has some impressive buildings for an outback coastal town, thanks to the 1870s to 1890s gold rush at the nearby Palmer goldfields. The town’s impressive botanic gardens date from this period.
Tours and Activities to Experience Cooktown
Frequently Asked Questions
- 3-Day Far North Queensland: Atherton Tablelands, Cooktown, Daintree via 4WD
- Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tour
- 3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
- 2-Day Cooktown 4WD Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas