From the top of Grassy Hill, enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Cooktown, Endeavor River, and the Coral Sea. You can reach the lookout by a spiral path or steep steps leading to the summit. Captain Cook climbed this hill to figure out a safe way to sail out through the reef. If you want to go for a swim, descend by another walking path to Cherry Tree Bay beach. Put Grassy Hill into our Cooktown journey maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cooktown.
Grassy Hill Reviews
Excellent spot to see Cooktown and the Endeavour River. The sun set was to die for. This has been so well done by the local community. more »
A beautiful site, historically significant and done up in a beautiful modern way. It is historically significant because of the local Indigenous stories, James Cook's use, the light house & a WWII rad... more »
Walked up to this landmark. Well worth the walk. You can drive to the top. The views are amazing and the history you learn from the information boards is magic.
A superb location for magnificent views of Cooktown, the Endeavor River and the surrounding landscapes in all directions. Do yourself a favour and head up with a glass or can of bubbles just before sunset and bask in the glow. Well constructed and maintained with interesting historical insights. The road up is narrow and steep so be careful and diligent in your choice of transport up to the top. Parking is limited at the very top so keep an eye out for options on the way up and toward the top. You do get the opportunity to circle around and back down so don't stress too much. Truly great views!
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