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Noosa Day Trip Return Transfer Is Now Live On The Tourism Town Marketplace!

Posted: 19 Dec 2018

Looking for the best and easiest way to get to Noosa? Why not book a Coast to Hinterland Tours return transfer:

Spend 4 hours in the beautiful Noosa Headlands to


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Sunshine Coast Volunteer

Posted: 09 May 2016

Are you a Sunshine Coast volunteer or thinking of becoming one?
Then don’t miss the Volunteer Expo! Network, hear inspiring presenters and connect with other community minded volunteers.
Be quick as registrations close 5pm, Monday, 9 May.

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2016 Va'a World Sprints

Posted: 09 May 2016

Welcome to 2,500 of the world's fastest outriggers from 35 countries for the IVF Va'a World Sprint Championships!

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Cooktown Specials Valid To 31st May 2018

Posted: 03 Apr 2016

Save $50.00 per person on the 1 Day Drive- Fly Cooktown Adventure
Was $415.00 now only $365.00 per person
Book and Travel by 31st May 2018
Tours depart Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.00am - 6.45pm

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Wet Season In The Tropics Where Is It?

Posted: 02 Feb 2015

“Trip to Dantree and Cooktown”
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We went on this day trip in January 2015.. It was a hard; but absolutely a fantastic day. Both my wife and I, enjoyed all the stories our driver and guide Andy could tell us during the day. In this

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Stunning Views - Cooktown

Posted: 19 Sep 2014

Glorious weather in Tropical North Queensland, and the views just keep getting better.

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Cooktown 4wd Adventures

Posted: 07 May 2014

Journey with Adventure North to Cooktown for either a day or why not overnight and enjoy this magical view from the Seaview Motel. Cyclone Ita has gone and Cooktown is waiting for it's visitors.

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Lions Den Pub Survives Cyclone Ita

Posted: 21 Apr 2014

ITA OUTTA HERE" - Well I'm just amazed at how much has been achieved in the Lions Den cleanup in such a short period of time. It has been due to a tireless effort by a small group of loyal helpers and wonderful locals who have put everything into getting this Old Girl back up and running again as normal. The bar and hotel is now up an running with meals and pizzas available
Adventure North stop at this Iconic pub for lunch and we look forward to seeing our friends again this week

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Cooktown Tours- New Vehicle For 2013

Posted: 13 Apr 2013

Adventure North is building a new 16 seat 4wd vehicle for 2013, vehicle being built in Western Australia and due for delivery early May 2013
This is our second new vehicle in the past 5 years, we look forward to welcoming our guests on board our exclusive Day tour from Cairns and Port Douglas, have the time why not stay overnight and explore Cooktown, a truly unique destination in Tropical North Queensland

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Cooktown Tours Filling Fast

Posted: 12 Nov 2012

Hop on board and discovery historic Cooktown over the Eclipse period in our region.
Limited spaces for Thrusday 15th November, and Friday 16th November

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Cooktown Discovery Weekend 8-11 June 2012

Posted: 15 Apr 2012

Time your visit to coincide with the 2012 Cooktown Discovery Festival which will take place from June 08-11, hop on board Adventure North Australia for a memorable weekend.

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Cooktown Discovery Festival 2012

Posted: 11 Apr 2012

A fully costumed re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Cook and his first meeting with the local Guugu Yimithirr people.
Travel up with Adventure North on the 1 Day Cooktown Adventure (at $250per person) and Stay the entire weekend! Travelling up on Friday 8th June and returning on Monday 11th June 2012. Accommodation cost additional which we can assist you with.
See for further informationion of all the celebrations throughout the weekend.

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Transit Venus From Australia 6th June 2012

Posted: 27 Mar 2012

Observing the June 6th 2012 Transit of Venus from Australia

"Within the area that sees the entire transit, Northern Australia stands out as possibly the clearest place to observe the transit of Venus. Viewing geometry is not ideal, but when general viewing conditions and weather prospects are taken into account north central Australia probably comes out on top. The only region in the world with very low levels of cloud cover and a view of the entire event is north-central and north-east Australia.

Observing and timing the 1769 transit was the main reason that Captain Cook and Charles Green were appointed by the Royal Society to travel to Tahiti in 1769 (After the transit on the return voyage, Cook searched the South Seas for months looking for the great southern continental land mass, Terra Australis, that it was thought was necessary to balance the great continental masses in the northern hemisphere. There was no such continent but in the process, he stumbled upon Australia."

Want to know more about Captain Cook and the history of North Queensland, hop on board Adventure North Australia for a 1-3 day Cooktown Tour


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10,000 Happy Customers

Posted: 14 Mar 2012

Adventure North Australia celebrate taking over 10,000 customers on their 4wd Adventure tours to Cooktown. Now thats a lot of happy customers

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Spring In Cooktown

Posted: 27 Oct 2011

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Cooktown and the Tropical North as there are birds galore with orchids and flowers blooming everywhere. And of course its great fishing!
Keen anglers are taking advantage of increased sunny days and lower wind conditions. You will see many locals and visitors alike at the Cooktown wharf.
Cook Shire is such a diverse and widespread landscape with natural beauty in abundance.
The legendary Crocodile Trophy MTB stage race commenced for the 17th time this year in Australia. After ten days racing, participants will finish their race for the first time on Grassy Hill in Cooktown, on the 27th October 2011
Experience 1 or 2 days tours to Cooktown with Adventure North from Cairns and Port Douglas via the 4wd only Bloomfield Track through the heart of the World Heritage Daintree National Park.REturn journey is via the Great Dividing range, Mulligan Highway which is the outback of Far North Queensland.

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Winner Of Cairns Tourism Association -adventure North Australia

Posted: 05 Jan 2011

Cathy Wharton, tour guide for Adventure North Australia has won the prestigious Cairns Tourism Association Award for 2010.Cathy pictured with her award, Mayor Val Shields and far right owner of Adventure North Australia, Maryanne Jacques.

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Things To See And Do In Cooktown

Posted: 26 Nov 2008

There is so much to see and do in Cooktown! A wonderful untouched paradise where you can immerse yourself in this small historic coastal town surrounded by stunning countryside. Fish with the locals down at Fisherman's wharf, once one of the busiest ports in Queensland during the Gold rush. Catch Spanish Mackerel, Barramundi, Queenfish and more, or go with a local expert. Tinnies for hire can be found at the wharf. Make the climb up Grassy Hill for spectacular views especially for the sunsets and sunrises. Walk with the traditional custodian Wilfred (Willie) Gordon of Guurrbi Tours. On this magical Cooktown tour Willie takes guests to his ancestral rock art sites, set in stunning countryside high in the hills outside Cooktown. The sites are not open to the general public and cannot be visited unaccompanied. Willie's Rainbow Serpent Tour is now listed as One of Australia's Ultimate Must-Do Experiences, both by American Express (2006) and Australian Traveller magazine (2007).

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