Things to do
There is no camping in Mount Cook National Park.
Mungurru lookout walking track—Grade 3
Distance: 1.8km return (allow 45 min)
The first section of trail from the carpark to Mungurru lookout climbs steadily up the lower slopes of Mount Cook, winding through open woodland. Mungurru lookout provides spectacular views over Cooktown and beyond.
Waymbuurr lookout walking track—Grade 5
Distance: 1.6km return (allow 2hr 15min return to Mungurru lookout)
This is a difficult walk with minimal directional markers, loose slippery surfaces and several very steep sections. A reasonable level of fitness and navigational skills are required. Waymbuurr lookout provides amazing views of the reef, coastline and the summit of Mount Cook. The trail ends at the ridge line east of the 431m summit. The walk returns along the same trail.
The park is home to amethystine pythons (Morelia amethestina) and northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus). Pied imperial-pigeons (Ducula bicolour) and buff-breasted paradise-kingfishers (Tanysiptera sylvia) visit in the summer months.
Relax and enjoy nature in this undeveloped park. Visitors can hear and see a great array of plants and animals because of the diverse habitats. Remember to take your binoculars.
- Walk Mount Cook walking track with caution: Mount Cook National Park 30 April to 15 May 2021