Grassy Hill, Cooktown

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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.
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  • There are several stops on the way to the top of Grassy Hill. Stop at each of them to take in views over Cooktown and the Endeavour River to finally take in the ocean views.  more »
  • Terrific 360° view, nicely presented and well maintained. The view of the bays from up here was awesome, aqua water and visible sand bars just under the surface. Worth a visit. Parking is avaiable jus...  more »
  • The grassy hill lookout provides outstanding panoramic views over Cooktown and District and there is a beautiful lighthouse at the peak.  more »

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