Queensland Holidays - The Official Tourism Site for Queensland

Tropical North Queensland


Connect with Coen on:



There's plenty of life in the old mining community of Coen. Originally the town was created around a repeater station in the Overland Telegraph Line to the Tip of Cape York Peninsula. Camp on the town's outskirts in a bush camping ground at The Bend on Coen river - you will appreciate the beauty of access to a toilet facility if you have been going rough.

... more

Coen lies in the centre of the Cape York Peninsula, part of the large Cook Shire Council. It is a hub of government services with facilities including two shops with fuel outlets, a cafe and takeaway, medical centre, hotel, camping and guesthouse.

Cape York House sits solidly in the main street, a community project where the town's history is presented within a building made from recycled materials from the now-demolished Mein telegraph repeater station. This original Mein station was situated north of the current Archer River Roadhouse. You will find the historic house easily accessible - just grab the key to the building (and toilet facility) from Mulleys Store next to the hotel. It's an honour basis a pleasant atmosphere of trust in these globally troubled times.

There are no alcohol restrictions in the community.

You will find police and a post office based within Coen. There is also a very active Aboriginal corporation which co-ordinates services for local Indigenous people.

... less

Map Legend / Show on Map

Accommodation Map Marker
Attraction Map Marker
Tour Map Marker
Restaurant Map Marker
Events Map Marker
Hire Map Marker
Transport Map Marker
Places To Visit Map Marker
Visitor Info Centres/ Airports Map Marker

These icons indicate multiple items in the same area. Click icon to zoom in for more detail.
up to 10 items
10 - 100 items
100 + items

Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Musgrave Weather Today - Possible shower
23 °C 6:37am EST 6:20pm EST

7 Day Forecast

23 Aug
24 Aug
25 Aug
26 Aug
27 Aug
28 Aug
29 Aug
Forecast Musgrave Weather Forecast - Cloudy
Musgrave Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Musgrave Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Musgrave Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Musgrave Weather Forecast - Sunny
Musgrave Weather Forecast - Sunny
Musgrave Weather Forecast - Sunny
Minimum 18°C 18°C 18°C 17°C 16°C 16°C 15°C
Maximum 24°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 23°C

Weather last updated at 9:18am Saturday, 23 August 2014.

Coen - Print Brochure
Map of Coen

International Visitors - Choose your Country/Region:
International Visitors - Choose your Country/Region China France Deutschland Hong Kong India Italia Japan Korea Malaysia Middle East New Zealand Singapore Taiwan United Kingdom United States

Bookmark and Share     © 2014 Tourism and Events Queensland

Tourism and Events Queensland | Queensland Government