Port of Cooktown 2018
As Cooktown reaches the final stages of completing its magnificent waterfront activity precinct project, the Cape York capital is about to shine on Queensland’s northern frontier. 130 years ago the port once boasted as Queensland’s second busiest, now one of the state’s smallest but growing annually. Over this time Cooktown foreshore has seen many changes since the arrival of the HM Endeavour in 1770. One of the better changes is in the throes of completion as we write.
The much needed minimum dredging of the channel made it easier to accept various sized boats on various tides. The seabed material was then deposited and settled within a stone built seawall along the mouth of the Endeavour River headland. The saltwater tidal swimming pool in the final stages had to be filled over, however most other aspects of the park have remained true to initial planning.
Due for opening in June, the locals now wait with baited breaths. The fitness workout area is right out front looking to Cape Bedford then seaward over the Coral Sea. A kid’s waterpark, showers, toilets and a number of BBQ’s will add this park as one of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coasts finest.
Head north and explore, returning with smiles and many memories………… j