Cooktown and Cape York are magical places that everyone must visit at least once, and to complement any type of holiday are some amazing accommodation establishments that will leave you in awe. From basic accommodations such as motels and hotels to the most lavish of rooms that are fit for a king, are all up for the taking when you are making the exciting trip to this desirable destination.
Cooktown is the northernmost town on the east coast of Australia, located at the mouth of the Endeavour River, on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. It is the gateway to the Heritage Wilderness of the Cape York Peninsular and the Great Barrier Reef; it is one of the most diverse and unspoiled travel destinations in Queensland.
It is an exotic tropical town with a relaxing community feel with game fishing, reef fishing, diving, and snorkeling on the local reefs, which are rated as the best in the world. Cooktown is only five nautical miles from the Great Barrier Reef and has charters available for all activities. Scenic flights and day trip charters to Lizard Island and Hope Islands are also available.
With accommodation establishments such as caravan parks, resorts, spacious apartments, hotels Port Douglas accommodation, and motels all available all year round for you to book, you are sure to find the perfect place to rest your head come to the end of the day. But one of the places that always stands out above the rest is the Sovereign Resort Hotel. This four-star establishment will cater to your every whim and have you completely relaxed and unwinding from the moment you arrive.
For a small town, it packs a heavy punch for its size! There’s the world-class James Cook Museum, the Historical Bank with its award-winning displays, and a fascinating Cemetery with its Chinese shrine from the Gold Rush Days. The fishing is excellent, the Botanic Gardens and beaches beautiful, and be sure to check out Nature’s Powerhouse, the local Visitor Centre, with its art exhibitions, shady veranda, locally grown coffee, and great homemade scones. This is also the venue for visiting musicians: check to see what’s on – you might catch some great Jazz in the Gardens. And at the end of the day, don’t miss the sunset from the top of Grassy Hill. This is where Cook searched for a gap in the Reef, and the views will blow you away.
Skytrans Airlines fly up to 4 times a day between Cairns and Cooktown and the 40-minute flight provides spectacular views over the rainforest and reef. Or perhaps you would like to travel by bus with Country Road Coach lines which offer regular bus service between Cairns and Cooktown, on both coastal and inland routes.
Cooktown is a must-see for everyone, so why don’t you start planning your big trip to the tropical destination at the top end of Queensland, and call us so that we can arrange your accommodation for you?