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FAQS

Frequently Asked 
Questions

11-20 June 2021

Some events require you to pre-register (free events) or pre-purchase tickets (paid events).

Some events you can just turn up and be a spectator.

All the details are listed on the individual events on our program https://cooktownexpo.com.au/events/category/full-expo-2021-program/

No, you don’t need to print your ticket. You can show an electronic version at the gate.

Yes, there are a range of workshops available including glass fusing, Chinese lion mask and puppet making, looping, dance, comedy, natural dying, weaving, ukulele, African drumming and theatre.

Bookings can be made online https://cooktownexpo.com.au/events/category/full-expo-2021-program/

Yes, a free shuttle bus will be operating on 11-13 June and 18-20 June.

There will be limited car parking available near the Festival Village.

Car parking will be available on Charlotte Street, Adelaide Street and the surrounding streets in Cooktown. Please car pool or take the shuttle bus when you can.

The Mulligan Highway from Cairns to Cooktown is 330km fully sealed road.

The Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation to Wujal Wujal (35km) on the coast road is an unsealed road recommended for 4WD only.

Yes, Hinterland Aviation fly from Cairns to Cooktown return daily. For bookings https://www.hinterlandaviation.com.au/

The Dump Point for grey water is located on the corner of Chace Close and Hope Street.

There are 10 ATMs located throughout Cooktown, within close proximity to the Festival Village.

Yes, polo shirts, stubby coolers and caps will be available to purchase from the Festival Information Tent, located in the Festival Village.

Mobile phone coverage is available in Cooktown.

WIFI is available at local restaurants, clubs and at the Cooktown Library.

Meet the NBN team on site.

Dogs are allowed in outdoor parks provided they are on leads. Please note that there will be loud gun fire during the re-enactment performances and at the fireworks. Please do not bring your dog to these events if they are scared of loud bangs!

Yes, this is a family friendly event with lots of workshops, performances and activities for children.

Food will be available in the Festival Village and Ngutha-Ngutha precinct.

Local food outlets will also be open including Gilled n Gutted, Driftwood Café, Jacky Jacky Thai, Bowls Club, RSL, Sovereign Resort, Cooktown Café, Bakery, Top Pub, Nature’s Powerhouse, Caltex and Mobil.

There will be a licenced bar operating in the Festival Village on 11-13 June and 18 -20 June from 5pm – 10pm. No BYO alcohol is permitted in the Festival Village.

Licensed establishments are located within walking distance of the Festival Village including the Bowls Club, RSL, Sovereign Resort, West Coast Hotel and Top Pub.

Yes, the event will be operating in accordance with an approved COVID Safe Event Plan. Please ensure you maintain social distancing and if you feel unwell, please do not attend the event.

First Aid Officers will be onsite for the duration of the event. In an Emergency, please phone 000  

The only safe swimming in Cooktown is at the Cooktown Swimming Pool.

Please do not swim in the Endeavour River or at the local beaches due to crocodiles inhabiting these waterways.

The average temperature is between 20 – 26o

Cooktown can be very windy in June, so don’t get blown away!

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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