Discovery Festival

Cooktown Discovery Festival

17 - 19 JUNE 2022

Come and join us to discover more about the rich culture of the Guugu Yimithirr people, James Cook and his crew, and what happened when the two groups came together. 

Re-live the history of Cooktown from James Cook in 1770 to the gold miners in the 1800s.

Explore and experience the region’s history, adventure and culture. 

View the 2022 program here



Cook Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which Cooktown 2020 commemorations will be held and pay respect to the Elders past, present and future. 

© Cooktown Discovery Festival 2022 – Cook Shire Council