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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
All reviews amazing views coral sea endeavour river degree view captain cook walk up light house viewing area great lookout historical significance picnic tables sunrise and sunset disabled parking well worth the effort great walk vantage point steep climb
My husband and I walked to the lighthouse and it is a trek especially when you're as unfit as I. Once at the top and see the wonderful view it's well worth the climb. You dont have to walk it though there is road to...More
Do some reading before you visit the Grassy Hill and you won't be disappointed. The site is so significant to Cooktown, take the drive, I don't recommend walking due to the steep incline. The history of the lighthouse is important.
Stunning views over cooktown and the coral sea, pitty that the plate planning captain cook was vandalised, these country towns need tourists to survive so make it look what it is a tribute to a great pioneer
Grassy Hill located at the eastern end of Hope street Cooktown offers panoramic views of Cooktown, the Endeavour river and the Coral Sea especially at sunset and sunrise. Also located at the summit is the historic Grassy Hill Lighthouse.
What a great spot to enjoy the history of Cooktown, to see the lay of the land, and marvel at the beauty of the country and ocean. Great sense of civic pride is evidenced here. Note the parking at the very top is disabled only...More
At the end of a winding road the Grassy Hill alows a 360 degrees panorama over Cooktown , the harbour and the seas. Several panels with information are explaining the historic and actual items. In the middle is a copper plate with directions.