Cooktown Festival, North Queensland


Every year in june the town of Cooktown has a long weekend of festivities that starts with the re-enactment of the landing of James Cook in Cooktown in 1770 in which they beached their damaged ship and spent seven weeks around the area repairing it, in the process also discovering the kangaroo. Good festival to visit if you like to see some history and lots of drunk cowboys, bring your own tent or book your accommodation well in advance. Other exciting events include the discovery Gala Ball, Jazzmusic, Bull Riding, 4WD and Ute Muster, Amusement Park, Live Bands and watch on as Cooktown's harbour lights up with spectacular fireworks, plus so much more. More on Cooktown...

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