National Parks


QLD Cairns - Endeavour River National Park

Just next to Cooktown, Endeavour River National Park contains coastal dunes, freshwater wetlands, and the estuary and parts of the catchment of the Endeavour River. Mangrove forests, heathlands and tropical woodlands grow in the park.

Cook named the Endeavour River after his ship when it struck a reef off Cooktown on 11 June 1770. Botanists Banks and Solander collected many plant specimens along the Endeavour River.


Endeavour River is just north of Cooktown. Most of the park is accessible only by boat.

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)