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Grassy Hill

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“amazing views”(25 reviews)
“coral sea”(28 reviews)
“endeavour river”(60 reviews)
Grassy Hill offers a 360 degree view of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Great Barrier Reef. Although now quite heavily forested, Grassy Hill is so known because local aboriginals deliberately burnt the forest on the hill to encourage re-growth...more
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Hope Street, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
+61 7 4069 5444
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All reviews amazing views coral sea endeavour river captain cook degree view walk up light house viewing area historical significance picnic tables sunrise and sunset disabled parking great lookout vantage point well worth the effort great walk steep climb
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want great views of Cooktown then there is no other place then Grassy Hill, you get 360 degree views of the ocean and land, you can drive to the top or if you feel energetic try walking up, there are great views all...More

Thank peterdF8990HW
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great lookout. Recommend that you visit during the day for a wonderful panorama of the town of Cooktown across the Endeavour River Estuary and then out to Coral Sea. Make a second visit for the sunset over the Endeavour River.

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from here on a clear day are breathtaking. Be sure to take your camera and enjoy the panoramic views.

Thank qaatalia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there one hour before sunset and get those perfect shots leading up to the actual sunset time. Bit windy so take a wind cheater

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

nice scenic spot to visit The view from is hill is amazing . I cas n see why captain cook walked up here.

Thank cistech2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basically in town, it would be possible to walk up but for some this may be a bit strenuous. Limited car parking is available near the summit where there are pleasantly laid out grounds, information boards and views in all directions. A must visit spot...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the little drive up, no caravans up to this lookout. Weather was awesome. Lighthouse was a bonus.

Thank Roselin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If in Cooktown make sure you go to the top of Grass Hill. Panoramic views over the river and up the coast. Don't miss it.

Thank jpatto26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful view of Cooktown, Endeavour River,reef and surrounding area.Steep drive up but definetly worth the trip.

Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grassy Mountain had breathtaking views over the blue Coral Sea. Then on the other side the entrance to The Endeavour River. It was interesting to see the Lighthouse & imagine a family used to live there. The history in Cooktown is truly wonderful. It is...More

Thank Denise S
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17 October 2017|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
yes you can get to the top