Cooktown Markets

Cairns & Far North Queensland

The local weekly market features local crafts including woodwork and jewellery, and food stalls.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Cairns & Far North Queensland attractions

1. Bicentennial Park

0.02 MILES

This waterfront park is home to a much-photographed bronze Captain Cook statue, the kid-friendly musical ship and nearby Milbi Wall – a snakelike mosaic…

2. Kuku Bulkaway Gallery

0.06 MILES

Cooktown and the surrounding area has a strong tradition of Indigenous art. This main street gallery represents the Yuku Baja Muliku people, with all…

3. Cooktown History Centre

0.16 MILES

Everything you ever wanted to know about Cooktown's history, run by the local historical society volunteers.

4. James Cook Museum

0.33 MILES

Cooktown’s finest building (an 1899 convent), this National Trust museum houses well-preserved relics including journal entries, the cannon and anchor…

5. Grassy Hill Lookout

0.39 MILES

Captain Cook climbed this 162m-high hill looking for a passage through the reefs. The 360-degree views of the town, river and ocean are wonderful,…

6. Cooktown Botanic Gardens

0.78 MILES

The 62-hectare botanical gardens contain a large number of plant species, including the Cooktown orchid. Marked walking trails lead to the beaches at…

7. Nature's Powerhouse

0.78 MILES

At the entrance to Cooktown Botanic Gardens, the town visitor centre is home to an inviting cafe (9.30am to 2pm) with outdoor deck and the Vera Scarth…

8. Keatings Lagoon Conservation Park

3.32 MILES

About 5km south of Cooktown, this 47-hectare wetland is a favourite among birdwatchers and walkers. The waterlily-filled lagoon is home to thousands of…