Mount Cook National Park, with rugged Mount Cook rising to 431 metres, provides a scenic backdrop to the town of Cooktown. Named in honour of Lieutenant James Cook, this granite hill clad in rainforest and eucalypt woodland is known as 'Waymbuurr' by the Aboriginal Traditional Owners. Take the steep two kilometre walk to the Waymbuurr lookout for scenic views over the Great Barrier Reef and coastline. Climb one kilometre further to Mount Cook's summit. See large granite boulders covered with ferns. Look for tree snakes and lace monitors. Take binoculars for birdwatching.
Children are welcome.
How To Get There
Cooktown is 330 kilometres north of Cairns. Park entrance is accessed from Ida Street, Cooktown.
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