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Grassy Hill, Cooktown

(4.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Grassy Hill and many more Cooktown attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cooktown holiday planner.
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  • Each time we go to Cooktown we always go up Grassy Hill. Its always different and I never get sick of the views up the Endeavour River. Lots of activity with the commercial fishermen coming and going ...  more »
  • The local Council has done a fantastic job in upgrading the lookout. It is great to see the names of families embedded in bricks on the concrete. The view over the Endeavour River as well as the ocean...  more »
  • Wow!! Wonderful place to visit and get magnificent views of the whole area. Well maintained. Interesting information boards - well worth reading.  more »
  • Fantastic breeze, beautiful views 360 degrees. Was there today, 10 June 2016. The 246th anniversary of the day Capt Cook's ship, the Endeavour hit the coral reef.
  • Awesome views and good information panels
  • Captain James Cook climbed this hill in 1770 to plot a course through the Great Barrier Reef. A fantastic view of the river named after his 368 ton ship the H.M.S. Endevour. And a great view our to sea. Recommend "SacredHill" Shiraz Cabernet to go with the short climb. Bonne appetite!
  • The views are just amazing. Just don't wear a hat as it is always windy.
  • Nice spot