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Cooktown is one of Queensland's hidden gems and is one of Australia's most historically significant townships. Cooktown is the location where Captain James Cook spent almost seven weeks repairing his vessel, the HM Bark Endeavour. Cooktown is also home to an abundance of Aboriginal legends, history, discoveries and interactions dating back to 1770.

Today Cooktown has a population of 2,000, and the town is growing again as word spreads of its beautiful location and the friendliness of its people. With the completion of the Mulligan Highway in 2006, the town is now easily accessible by road and air, yet its remote location, stunning landscapes and laid-back lifestyle give it a distinctly frontier feel - the very essence of Australia!

You can visit Cooktown on a 1, 2 or 3 day organised tour. Or you can choose to do an extended Cape York Tour that incorporates an overnight stay in Cooktown - if interested please visit our Cape York listings.

3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer

Rates from: $1621

Experience the very best of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, the excitement of the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track and the unspoilt beauty and incredible cultural heritage of historic Cooktown. Our experienced driver-guide will share knowledge and history as you explore the ancient Daintree and historic Cooktown. The 3 Day Wanderer is for visitors who have the time to explore our region at a more leisurely pace

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1 Day Cooktown 4WD Tour

Rates from: $425

Cooktown is one of Australia's must do destinations, a town rich with the history of the James Cook landing. This company is locally owned and operates a 4WD tour from Cairns and Port Douglas to Cooktown via Cape Tribulation and the legendary 4WD Bloomfield Track, through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, returning via the Mulligan Highway on the inland road, which is part of Far North Queenslands outback. History & bird watching enthusiasts will enjoy the adventure of getting off the beaten track to see the rainforest and outback.

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Cooktown 1 Day Scenic Flight (AA)

Rates from: $780

View the amazing scenery between Cairns and Cooktown from the windows of a small charter plane catering to small group requirements.

This company have a 4 seater plane and 6 seater plane, excluding the pilot these aircraft can take 3 or 5 passengers (depending on combined body weight of the passengers).

Please inquire as charter companies require minimum numbers of passengers in various aircraft to ensure a tour departure. They occasionally have solo travellers on standby lists to assist a tour departure if passenger requirements are matching.


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Discovery Tours - 3 Day Cooktown and Daintree 4WD Tour

Rates from: $1900

This very small group tour takes you on an exclusive guided 4WD tour to the Daintree National Park, Cooktown, and the Atherton Tablelands with everything taken care of for you.  Quality tour guide, accommodation and meals are included. This tour ticks all the boxes in terms of showing people the best of Far North Queensland! Visit Cooktown and its many surrounding attractions as you learn about this truly amazing ancient area of the world from our very experienced local Naturalist Guide.

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Lizard Island Day Tour

Rates from: $850

Venture north for the day filled with some of the most spectacualr scenery between Cairns to Lizard Island.  Lizard Island is an exclusive private island offering the single most pristine snorkeling for the Great Barrier Reef, here you will enjoy a swim and snorkel along with a tasty tropical lunch. 

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