Cooktown Farmstays


On this page you have Cooktown farmstays.

They can come and go as the owners decide to open or close them for visitors, but what is on this page right now is four places, all north of Cooktown, starting with the closest ones as you drive along the Endeavour Valley Road.


The first two, however, are not along the highway, there is a further road in, and in the case of Alkoomie Station it is a serious four wheel drive track.

alkoomie station

Alkoomie Station
The closest turnoff to the town, but the rest of the trip is the longest of all Cooktown farmstays. In the end there is a steep climb up the mountain range, and it will cost you $50 just to drive in - which they don't encourage. UPDATE late 2014 I hear the station has been sold, hope for better times!! :-)


endeavour river escape cooktown

Endeavour River Escape
Endeavour River Escape also has a drive, but it's just a normal road and not a hard four wheel drive track. It is a welcoming and friendly place, with many different camping sites, campfire sites, a camp kitchen, BBQ and amenities, as well as friendly farm animals that you can pat.


hilltop farmstay cooktown

Hilltop Farmstay
Hilltop Farmstay is a little further along the main road, but is almost next to the highway so no more tracks to drive. It is one of the friendliest Cooktown farmstays and an organic farm, with home grown fruit and vegies and farm animals. There is a cabin, a safari tent and a camping /caravan site, and group camping can be arranged.


hazelmere farmstay cooktown

Hazelmere Farmstay
Hazelmere Farmstay is further out, near the Endeavour Falls Caravan Park. There is homestead accommodation with breaky included, a lake for fishing, bush walking tracks to Endeavour River, farm animals, bird watching, and tropical fruit fresh from the trees.

Hilltop Farmstay Cooktown

Hilltop Farmstay is north of Cooktown.


And it's not your average camping ground.

On top of the accommodation they run tours, and not only that - even courses, workshops and learning adventures.

hilltop farmstay cooktown  hilltop farmstay eco friendly

They are a super eco-friendly
organic fruit and vegetable farm about 15 minute drive north of Cooktown.

hilltop farmstay accommodation

They have accommodation in a
self-contained cabin and safari tent, both twin-share; and also one powered camping / caravan site (takes 2WD caravans, 4WD caravans, camper trailers and tents).

hilltop farmstay cabin 

They also have group camping by arrangement.

hilltop farmstay tent

The guests have exclusive use of all the facilities, including swims in a croc free dam, a library with guide books and maps to discover the local area, separate shower and toilet (eco friendly but odourless), washing machine and drier (solar powered), verandahs great for dining, cooking facilities, BBQ and fireplace (wood supplied).

hilltop farmstay facilities

And they do breakfast packs
, and guests can purchase fruit and veggie boxes.

hilltop farm produce basket

You can meet their farm animals, there are kids' farm activities, there are farm tours in case you are curious about
solar hot water, how they grow their super organic fruit and vegies, how they generate their own electricity, or how they operate a closed loop system for all their organic waste.

hilltop farm cooktown tour

They can tailor their tour if you have any particular interests, and can for example include working with and harnessing their heavy horse Marcus.

cape york farmstay  cooktown farmstay

They welcome students and groups, and they even run courses and workshops. These include innovative farming practices, tropical cooking,
permaculture design and weekend exploring retreats.

wendy seabrook





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