Nature's Powerhouse - Visitor Information Centre Cooktown - QLD

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DEG: -15.47208 145.258102
DMS: 15º 28' 19.49" S 145º 15' 29.17" E
UTM: 55 L 8288701mN 313125mE
Altitude: 7m


Address & Contact

Walker Street
Cooktown. Queensland
Phone: 07 4069 6004
Email: N/A
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Nestled between the mouth of the Endeavour River and Grassy Hill, with Mt Cook as a backdrop, Cooktown is a charming, historical town, unspoilt by the urgency of modern life. Its close proximity to the Endeavour and Annan Rivers, and nearby reefs, make it an ideal fishing destination.

Cooktown is a good base for those wanting to do day trips north to Elim Beach, across to Laura, or south to Bloomfield, but it is too out of the way to reach many of the other attractions of the lower Cape (people with caravans can leave them here or in Laura, to continue on to Cape York). Cooktown is known for is its well documented history, including the first known European contact with the Indigenous people of this region, after Captain Cook ran aground on some reefs off the coast. Later it became a bustling port, exporting gold from the Palmer River Goldfields, and had 47 licensed pubs within the town boundaries in 1874; today there are still a few along the main street to stop and grab a cold one.
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Cooktown Airport
Distance from Nature's Powerhouse - Visitor Information Centre Cooktown 8.23km W
Mean Max. °C31.831.630.429.127.726.726.127.028.830.431.532.2
Mean Min. °C24.324.323.822.920.719.417.718.220.922.623.824.5
Mean Rain mm280.3295.7390.8156.736.628.521.817.67.224.671.0154.0

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