Open Garden Tours

Various Cooktown

Various locations across Cooktown. For the gardening enthusiasts or those that just appreciate a beautiful garden, why not visit one of the region's open gardens. View some amazing tropical gardens and speak with the local garden owners.


Endeavour Connections and Cook Family Tree Exhibitions

Cooktown History Centre 121 Charlotte Street, Cooktown

Run by the Cooktown & District Historical Society, the Cooktown History Centre offers a unique insight into the intriguing history of the area with stories, photos, interactive displays, murals and oral histories. The Endeavour Connections and Cook Family Tree exhibitions have been curated especially for the Cooktown & Cape York Expo.

Fun Fair (Cancelled)

Anzac Park 97 Charlotte Street, Cooktown

Join the carnival atmosphere. Rides will include Dodgem Cars, Rock Wall, Storm Rider, Rocking Pirate Ship, Double Lane Inflatable Slide, Jumping Castles and the Laughing Clowns.


Tall Ship Sailing

Endeavour River Cooktown

Experience sailing on a tall ship, the Derwent Hunter and learn about the First Nations maritime heritage of the local region. Explore the Endeavour River mouth as Captain Cook would have done! Contact the Saltwater Club to purchase your ticket. Phone: 1300 278 946 Email: sales@saltwaterclub.life


Riverbend Tours Sunset Cruise

Cooktown Boat Ramp Charlotte Street, Cooktown

The Riverbend Tours vessel is a wide stable safari style riverboat set in a casual café style setting for up to 30 guests. The cruise is BYO. Ice filled eskies and wine glasses are available on board for your convenience. Join us exploring the harbour in the late afternoon. Witness the sunset out over the […]


Bicentennial Park 156 Charlotte Street, Cooktown

Fireworks display set off over the Endeavour River.

Festival Finale

Festival Village Lions Park, Charlotte Street, Cooktown

Finish the festival off with a bang with live music from local entertainers.


Beauty Rich & Rare

Nature's Powerhouse Cooktown

Illuminating the natural beauty of Australia through digital animation. Beauty Rich and Rare is a 20 minute submersive digital experience which follows Captain James Cook’s 1768 voyage to Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. On board was English naturalist Sir Joseph Banks to record Australia's flora and fauna in meticulous detail.  To mark the 250th anniversary of […]

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. 

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