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Grassy Hill

Hope Street, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
+61 7 4069 5444
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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 of vegetation and draw animals to the area for hunting. The landscape you see today from the top of the hill has changed little since Captain James Cook and the crew of the HMB Endeavour climbed Grassy Hill in 1770 to view the surrounding reefs enabling him to navigate a safe passage. The views today, especially at sunset and sunrise, are still as spectacular as in 1770 making Grassy Hill one of Cooktown's most popular attractions.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
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“amazing views” (24 reviews)
“endeavour river” (54 reviews)
“coral sea” (23 reviews)
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Hope Street, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
+61 7 4069 5444
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful 360 degree view of Cooktown and Coral Sea. Bring your coffee, sit and enjoy the view! Kids (7 & 9) were entertained taking photos and admiring scenery.

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grassy Hill offers 360° views of this small historical town steeped in Aboriginal culture with a healthy dose of larrikin tales as well as Chinese settlement. The Sunrise and sunset from Grassy Hill is a million dollars! Keen locals do several laps from home up...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several stops on the way to the top of Grassy Hill. Stop at each of them to take in views over Cooktown and the Endeavour River to finally take in the ocean views.

Thank Jennie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific 360° view, nicely presented and well maintained. The view of the bays from up here was awesome, aqua water and visible sand bars just under the surface. Worth a visit. Parking is avaiable just below the lookout with a short steep ramp. There is...More

Thank bmac961
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The grassy hill lookout provides outstanding panoramic views over Cooktown and District and there is a beautiful lighthouse at the peak.

Thank Bazinga40
Reviewed 6 October 2017

You can feel of Captain Cook surveying the landscape and Seascape. Fantastic views of Cooktown itself, and out to sea.

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

What can I say? This was a great thing to do while in Cook Town, gave a great view of the whole area, I took some excellent photos.

Thank Poetripedla
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to head upto Grassy Hill point on our last day in Cooktown. Wow what a treat! The views from the lighthouse in every direction are extraordinary! I recommend an early visit whilst staying in Cooktown!

Thank archisaur
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit up the hill. Interesting information boards scattered around the top of the lookout.

Thank KymnLyn
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The views from here make this a must do visit on the tourist trail. You can get a great 360 panorama of the ocean and the Endeavour inlet, and surrounds

Thank Colin S
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
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