Photo: Willie Gordon, Tea with Willie (2013) The site of Australia‚Äôs first European settlement, Cooktown is famous for being the place where Captain James Cook stopped for repairs in 1770, after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef. Cooktown is 327 kilometers (4 hours) north of Cairns. Discovery Festival / Re-Enactment of the Encounter Cooktown … Continue reading Cooktown