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Our local area

Cooktown is the closest town to the Great Barrier Reef which lies only 10kms offshore. Fishing is a favourite pastime of many locals whether it be to the reef, the local rivers and tributaries or nearby Lakefield National Park.
 
The region is known to be home to estuarine or saltwater crocodiles. Visitors should observe the crocodile signs around the rivers, creeks and lagoons in the area. You will never tire of the wonderful things to do and see in the local area and combined with a local atmosphere and friendly people, Cooktown is a little piece of paradise that leads to Cape York.
 
For more information about Cooktown and the surrounding region, visit the Cook Shire Community website.