Hotels in Cooktown, Australia

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Cooktown, QLD, Australia
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Cooktown, QLD, Australia
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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Cooktown:C$ 147/night
Cheapest price found:C$ 79/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
C$ 81 - C$ 268
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 80 - C$ 182
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hotels in Cooktown, Australia

Sovereign Resort Hotel
8.3 Excellent
128 Charlotte Street, Cooktown, QLD, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Cooktown, QLD, Australia 

Featuring an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi, Sovereign Resort Hotel is just a short walk from the James Cook Museum. It is also minutes from Cooktown's popular tourist attractions.

C$ 219
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Cooktown

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Where to stay in Cooktown

About Cooktown

In a prime spot near the mouth of Endeavor River and Grassy Hill, Cooktown’s claim to fame centres on Captain Cook’s beaching of the Endeavor on its shores in 1770. Cooktown is now known for its first-rate fishing expeditions, historical museums and beautiful heritage buildings.

Things to do in Cooktown

Considered a major fishing destination, Cooktown offers year-round fishing in the Endeavour and Annan rivers as well as surrounding reefs. Its location is perfect for day trips to the family-favourite Elim Beach. In the evenings, you can enjoy fresh seafood and bush-tucker platters at the Balcony Café or fish specials on the waterfront deck of Restaurant 1770.

Heritage buildings and monuments scattered throughout town pay homage to Cooktown’s days as a bustling port for gold exports from the Palmer River Goldfields. Browse collections in the James Cook Museum to discover the anchor and cannon from the Endeavor, as well as exhibitions of Indigenous culture.

Stop by Nature’s Powerhouse, an environmental centre hosting Kindred Café and the Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery with its intricate botanical art. Admire the colourful landscapes in the 62-hectare Cooktown Botanic Gardens and follow the walking trails to the beaches around Finch Bay and Cherry Tree Bay.

For sweeping 360-degree views of Cooktown, climb the 162-metre-high Grassy Hill. Back on level ground, visit Bicentennial Park on Charlotte Street to see a looming statue of Captain Cook and the Milbi Wall, a 12-metre-long mosaic of the local Gungarde people.

Getting around Cooktown

You can travel to Cooktown via Cairns Airport, about 300 kilometres away. You can also rent a car or hop aboard a bus or train to Cooktown. After arrival, walking and taxicabs are the most convenient ways to get around.

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  • What are the best hotels in Cooktown?

    One of the most popular hotels in Cooktown is Sovereign Resort Hotel, which has been reviewed by 577 users and currently has a rating of 8.3/10. Other top-rated locations include Milkwood Lodge and Gecko Guest House, which have received 9.3/10 and 9.5/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

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