Well hello again Cooktown, a welcoming stay in a beautiful town after our camping trip to Cape York!
A small but busy town that is a hub for travellers heading north and south. Cooktown is a great place to not only stock up for your adventures but it also has a lot to see! After parking our home at the BIG4 Cooktown Holiday Park we decided to lay low for a day and do a ton of washing. The amenities are fantastic, staff are beyond friendly and the park itself is a winner!
You actually feel like you're in a tropical oasis! Plenty of palm trees, this balmy vibe has us taking a dip in the stunning pool a few times a day. The camp kitchen is fantastic with everything you need and the kids were stoked to be back riding there bikes on a bitumen road and did about 800 loops around the park.
After we were cleaned up and sorted from our Cape York travels, we hit up some great coffee from the waterfront cafe on the main street and some playground time for the kids down at the foreshore.
We left our grassy site and headed for Quarantine Bay and Finch Bay, beautiful locations and fishing spots that are only a short drive from Cooktown.
Only 30km away you will find,"The Lions Den Hotel". One of North Queenslands most Iconic Pubs. It provided us a tasty beer while the kids played in the playground. What a pub this is! With it's quirky memorabilia, a swimming hole out the back and wood fired pizzas to die for, it's a Mecca for tourists! It's a must stop while in the area. With its history and licenced bar what's not to love.
If your after some Top Notch Seafood while you're here, there is a great bloke in town who runs Nicko's seafood! He does a seafood run every avo through the caravan park so look out for him and make sure you grab some prawns, they are Delicious!!
We copped a bit of bad weather while here here so it stopped us from getting out to explore more of the beaches, but there is some really beautiful spots around to check out. The Girls at the front desk will give you all the tips you need to find the local hot spots, so be sure to hit them up!
We have Loved our stay here in Cooktown and recommend it as a great location to explore while on your travels around Oz.
Cheers - Bec and Justin