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In 1770, Captain James Cook beached his ship off the coast, needing repair. Today, Cooktown still has many sites dedicated to the famous explorer. The town lies at the mouth of the Endeavour River, and features many preserved natural areas, impressive biodiversity, Aboriginal cultural heritage sites, historical sites and the James Cook Museum. For exciting outdoor adventures, take your rental campervan or motorhome to Cooktown.
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Cooktown Orchid Travellers Park is situated along Charlotte Street in Cooktown. It is located at the heart of town and is children and pet friendly. Unpowered and powered sites are available at the site. Its campsite facilities include a barbecue area, camp kitchen, communal refrigerator, ice, laundry, open fireplace and outdoor swimming pool.
Cooktown Scenic Rim Trail lies within the Mount Cook National Par. Following the trails gives you insight into Cooktown's heritage while showcasing the area's natural beauty. Get to see a large and impressive collection of mangroves, pass through a rainforest, reach the northern end of Finch Bay and see an interesting beach at Cherry Tree Bay.
Hope Islands National Park is situated not too far from Cooktown. The islands East Hope, Snapper Island, Struck Island and West Hope form part of the national park. Access to the Hope Islands is only allowed via commercial operators. The park is famous for its impressive flora and fauna and activities like camping, diving, snorkeling, fishing and swimming.
Lakefield National Park can be reached via Battle Camp Road, Cooktown. The attraction is Queensland's second largest national park. It is famous for its wildlife sanctuary, Aboriginal cultural heritage sites, fantastic camping sites, waterholes and abundant lotus lilies at its Red and White Lily lagoons. Spotting wildlife, bush walking, bird watching, camping and fishing are popular activities within the site.
Lizard Island National Park consists of five islands, with Lizard Island considered the prime island. The destination is ideal for camping, cycling, snorkeling, island hopping and bush-walking. Its popular features include its beautiful sandy beaches, coral gardens, clam gardens, Watsons Bay, Cooks Look, Mary Watson's cottage, flora and the Blue Lagoon.
Mount Cook National Park features Eucalypt woodland, rainforest and a 431 metre towering mountain called Mount Cook that was named after the renowned explorer, James Cook. Hiking to the top of the mountain is popular with both locals and tourists. Reaching the summit of Mount Cook provides not only a picturesque view of Cooktown but also of the Great Barrier Reef.