What Shire is Cape York?
The Shire of Torres is the northernmost Queensland local authority, and it comprises all of the State lying north of latitude 11 degrees south. This includes the northernmost part of Cape York Peninsula, together with the islands of Torres Strait.
What is the population of Cooktown?
|Population||2,631 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1.19738/km2 (3.1012/sq mi)|
|Elevation||6.0 m (20 ft)|
Is Cairns part of Cape York?
Cape York Peninsula, an area of about 220,000 sq km, is the northern-most part of Queensland….Cape York Peninsula.
|Cairns City||Cairns City|
|Douglas Shire||Cairns City|
|Carpentaria Shire||Carpentaria Shire1|
|Cook Shire||Cook Shire|
What Aboriginal land is Cape York?
The Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) is made up of five indigenous communities, settled by clans from across Cape York and the Torres Strait. There are three aboriginal comunities; Injinoo, Umagico and New Mapoon, and two Saibai Islander communities; Seisia and Bamaga.
What is it like living in Cooktown?
“The region of Cooktown and its many sunny laid-back charms are proving ever more popular. The tyranny of distance is over!” Cooktown is a charming historical town, unspoilt by the urgency of modern life. Its close proximity to nearby reefs, deserted beaches and river systems make it an ideal fishing destination.
Can you swim in Cooktown?
There are several scenic waterfalls in the Cooktown vicinity which make lovely picnic and day trip destinations. Several offer safe swimming in idyllic swimming holes but always check the latest information from local sources before swimming.
What is the Aboriginal name for Cape York?
The Barungguan are an Aboriginal Australian people of the Cape York Peninsula of Northern Queensland. The name is associated with three languages: Ganganda, Umpithamu and Morrobolam.
Who are the traditional owners of Cape York?
The Kowanyama People’s hold native title rights over about 2,731sq km of land and waters in southwestern Cape York.
Who are the traditional owners of Weipa?
Weipa lies on the west coast of Cape York, about 200 kilometres south of the tip of Australia and 800 kilometres north west of Cairns by road.
- Traditional Owners: Anathangayth, Alngith, Peppan, Thanakwithi and Wathyn.
- Languages: English, languages of traditional owner groups from local and surrounding area and Creole.
Is Cooktown safe?
The rate of crime in Cooktown is 22.44 per 1,000 residents during a standard year.
Is the road sealed between Cairns and Cooktown?
The Inland Road to Cooktown is sealed all the way! The route from Cairns takes you over the range and away from the coast via Hwy 1, the Kennedy Highway, to Mareeba where you strike north on Hwy 81, the Mulligan Highway.
Are there crocodiles in Cooktown?
A huge saltwater crocodile has been seized in Cooktown, north of Cairns, after reportedly snatching two dogs and acting aggressively towards people. The 4.3-metre male was located in the Endeavour River on Saturday.