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Grassy Hill

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“coral sea”(34 reviews)
“endeavour river”(66 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 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great place to visit quick drive from town, great platform to get 360 degree views, old light house is great

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rod494
Reviewed 1 week ago

An outstanding view from the Grassy Hill lookout. Access available with ramps for those with limited mobility. Great location to take scenic photos.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Coleman4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lindamaddison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelvoice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Wednesday 12th September. This is the first place you need to visit when you are in Cook Town. Best views ever and full of history relating to James Cook's visit in 1770.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grassy Hill Lookout is a "must do" when visiting Cooktown due to the magnificent 360 degree views - simply outstanding!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank geoffp475
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank artyallie
Reviewed 21 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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