Cooktown is situated at the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. This historical town is famous for the landing of Captain Cook in 1770 and is the northernmost town on the east coast of Australia.
Cairns offers great tours to this unique destination covering some of the Far North's must see hotspots. The scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Cooktown alone is absolutely beautiful, consisting of spectacular views looking out over The Great Barrier Reef turquoise waters of the Coral Sea and its pristine tropical beaches.
Whilst you are on your way to the famous Cooktown you will take a cruise over the Daintree river where you may spot the odd crocodile swimming in the calm river or sun baking on the rivers bank, once over the Daintree river, drive through Cape Tribulation and witness the magnificent wildlife the far north has to offer. Including the endangered Cassowary bird that has made Queensland their only home amongst the lush verdant rainforest.
When you finally reach your unique destination of Cooktown you are spoilt for choice, take time to admire the spectacular 360 degree views from Grassy Hill look out, choose a Great Barrier Reef tour which depart daily and head out to secluded, unspoilt and uncrowded sites to enjoy the wide variety of tropical species and unique coral that live in these crystal clear waters, or venture inland and explore the diverse and interesting landscape boasting traditional Aboriginal rock art sites and be taken on bush walking tracks by our knowledgeable local guides, exploring the native animals and rare forestation of the tropics, enjoying nature at its best.