Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet

Landmark in Civic

Built in 1970 to mark the bicentenary of British explorer James Cook's landfall, this memorial near Regatta Point consists of a 6-tonne column of water shooting up to 152m into the air. After many years of troubles, the jet was extensively refurbished in 2017 (at a cost of $3 million) and now operates daily between 11am and 2pm. There is also a skeleton globe on the shore on which Cook's three great voyages are traced.

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