Cooktown Self Drive Tour

Posted in Local Area @ Sep 19th 2011 10:16am - By Administrator
Cooktown

If you are interested in an off-the-beaten track style holiday away from the mainstream hustle and bustle, Cooktown is right for you. From Marlin Cove Resort, you can drive to Cooktown situated on the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll find a pristine frontier town that combines isolated coastlines, rich history, Aboriginal culture and rugged Australian scenery perfect for Cairns holiday accommodation travellers.

One hundred years after it was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770, the Cooktown became a gold mining community because of the rich gold deposits frequently found in the Palmer River. Cooktown was the site of Australia's largest gold rush and the small town prospered significantly before being virtually wiped out by two large cyclones and the economic depression.

From Cairns, four-wheel driving enthusiasts from Trinity Beach accommodation, like Marlin Cove Resort, can venture up to Cooktown on the Bloomfield track, tackling famous Australian terrain while enjoying stunning ancient rainforest and ocean views all around. Then, learn more about the fascinating heritage of Cooktown by strolling through the township to come across historical buildings still in immaculate condition.

Outside of Cooktown, there are plenty of lovely bays featuring powdery white sands and expansive views of the Coral Sea. Sightseers are encouraged to visit Finch Bay, Cherry Tree Bay and Quarantine Bay or check out some other great attractions just outside the town such as the Botanical Gardens, the cemetery and the Cooktown Golf Club.

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