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Those wanting to learn the legacy of Cooktown’s namesake will find everything they need and more at the James Cook Museum, devoted to preserving the town’s rich history and heritage. Housed in the painstakingly restored 19th-century Sisters of Mercy convent building, the museum tells the story of how Cook and his 86-strong crew spent 48 days marooned on the Northern Queensland shore in 1770, as they repaired their ship, the HMS Endeavour.

Exhibitions detail the fateful events of Cook’s stay, including the repairing of the Endeavour, the early encounters between the British explorers and Australian Aboriginals, and the first sightings of native Australian animals like kangaroos and dingos. Additional galleries cover Cooktown’s history, from the heritage of the indigenous Guugu Yimithiir people to the 19th century Palmer River gold rush, and the role of Chinese immigrants. Highlights include the Endeavour’s original anchor and cannon, and a series of personal stories and artifacts from local families, as well as a terrace café and gift shop.

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50 Helen St, Cooktown, Australia, QLD 4895
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3-Day Small-Group Tour of North Queensland with Pick Up

3-Day Small-Group Tour of North Queensland with Pick Up

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Check all of the boxes on must-see attractions in Far North Queensland on this 3-day tour from Cairns. With a small group and a naturalist guide, visit the Atherton Tablelands, Cooktown, and Daintree National Park in a 4WD vehicle. Two nights' accommodation, meals per itinerary, and all transportation included.
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  • 3 days
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Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tour

Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tour

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At Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tours, we offer fun, interesting and informative day tours in our purpose built air conditioned 4WD coach. Having crossed the mighty Daintree River on a vehicle ferry, we head North through the lush, ancient Daintree Rainforest where we enjoy a stroll on secluded Thornton Beach. We now tackle the iconic 4WD Bloomfield Track taking in the wonderful sights along the way, before we arrive at the histiric 1875 Lions Den Hotel for a well earned "coldy". Shortly after we arrive in the charming settlement of Cooktown and take in the amazing Endeavour River, Grassy Hill Lookout & of course Capatain James Cook's monument. We'll buy you a tasty pub lunch at the 1874 Cooktown Hotel, better known these days at The Top Pub, before we head to the best regional museum in Australia, The James Cook Museum, where we'll take care of your admission. Heading home via the inland, outback route we stop at the mysterious Black Mountains and the remote Palmer River Goldfields.
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  • 12 hours
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3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in our purpose-built 4WD vehicle, experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty in Australia. On your journey to Cooktown where Captain Cook landed in 1770, experience the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation–where the rainforest meets the reef. Travel through fascinating and diverse landscapes via the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track. Return travel from Cooktown is through the open spaces of the outback in Far North Queensland following the Great Dividing Range. Our experienced and friendly driver-guides have an extensive knowledge of the history and intricacies of these fragile eco-systems and a passion for sharing their knowledge with visitors from around the world. Immerse yourself in the scenic journey between Cairns and Cooktown over three days with an overnight stay in the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and in historic Cooktown.
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  • 3 days
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What are James Cook Museum hours of operation?
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James Cook Museum hours of operation: April-Oct: 9am-4pm; Nov-Jan, March: 9.30am-4pm; Feb: 10am-1pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book James Cook Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since James Cook Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit James Cook Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to James Cook Museum costs USD 268.12. Guided James Cook Museum tours start around USD 268.12 per person.
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