Cooktown is a beautiful, unspoilt, small historic coastal town surrounded by stunning countryside. It is also Australia’s closest town to the Great Barrier Reef. With its laid-back atmosphere and friendly people, this is the perfect base to explore the rugged beauty of the Lower Cape, noted for its pristine environment and Aboriginal culture.
Our History is just the beginning
Cooktown is one of Queensland’s hidden gems – a beautiful, unspoilt coastal town, and one of Australia’s most historically significant townships. This is where Lt James Cook found safe haven in 1770 to repair his ship, the “HM Bark Endeavour”, and where the First Reconciliation took place between Europeans and the Guugu Yimithirr people.
A century later, Cook’s Town was built on the banks of the river where that historic meeting took place. A bustling new port and community grew from a ramshackle tent city to service the mining camps of Queensland’s largest gold rush on the Palmer River. The gold soon disappeared, but Cooktown hung on, surviving economic decline and two devastating cyclones, to emerge as one of Tropical North Queensland’s best kept secrets.
Today Cooktown has a population of 2,300, 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 a fully sealed road and air, yet its remote location, stunning landscapes and laid-back lifestyle give it a distinctly frontier feel – the very essence of Australia!
Above The Lure Shop, Cooktown CBD
About Cooktown Harbour Views Luxury
The spacious and luxurious 3-bedroom apartments are conveniently located in the main street of Cooktown.
Each apartment boasts a large entertainment area, off street secure parking, air conditioning, well equipped kitchen, separate lounge and dining areas and great views of the harbour. Great for families with a park and kids’ playground opposite the property. We have installed a chair lift for disabled and elderly access. Our three-bedroom apartments are spacious and luxurious with large entertainment areas, gated off street parking, fully self-contained with views of the stunning Endeavour River. Close to all facilities with iconic pubs, restaurants and the famous Cooktown wharf within a very short walk. Package deals available including sightseeing tours, wildlife tours and fishing charters.