National Parks


QLD Cairns - Mt Cook National Park

Rising to 431m, rugged Mt Cook provides a scenic backdrop to the township of Cooktown in Mt Cook National Park. Rainforest and tropical woodland with a heath understorey cover the mountain’s upper slopes and sheltered gullies while grasslands grow on the southern slopes.

The park is home to the large amethystine python and northern quoll. Pied imperial-pigeons and buff-breasted paradise-kingfishers visit in the summer


You can see Mt Cook as you approach Cooktown by road or sea. Access to the walking track is from Ida Street and is signposted.

Further Information

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

13 QGOV (13 74 68)