Corner of Banks & Charlotte Street
Cape York is noted to be one of the world’s last untouched frontiers, for many, it is on the top of their wish list, Cape York today offers everyone the opportunity to explore and discover at their own pace.
Cooktown, a beautiful, un-spoilt, small historic coastal hamlet surrounded by stunning unparalleled countryside, nestled inside the Great Barrier Reef. With its laid-back atmosphere and friendly people, this is the perfect base to explore the rugged beauty of S.E Cape York. The region is famous for its pristine environment and Aboriginal culture. Cooktown’s ambiance and historic stories will provide a truly unique experience.
The Cooktown waterfront could be stated as the centerpiece of our seaside Cooktown. Loaded with history this remarkable area is slowly transforming into a proud statement for the region. 156 Charlotte Street sits on the corner of Banks & Charlotte Streets with an uninterrupted view overlooking and down the majestic Endeavour River and west.
Immediately in front is the old town well and the Cairn to Edmund Kennedy, who landed at Rockingham Bay in May 1840 on an expedition to explore Cape York and was fatally speared in December of the same year. To the right is the Cook Monument & Cannon. The monument, dating from 1887, commemorates Cook’s landing in 1770. The cannon was brought to Cooktown in 1885. The then Cooktown Council carried the following motion, “A wire be sent to the Premier in Brisbane requesting he supplies arms, ammunition, and competent officer to take charge against a threat of Russian invasion.” The cannon, cast in Scotland in 1803, 3 cannonballs, 2 rifles, and 1 officer were sent. It is still fired on the long Weekend in June and recently received an upgrade. Bicentennial Park to the right features the James Cook Statue donated to the people of Cooktown. The bronze statue is the work of the Australian sculptor Stanley Hammond. A large granite rock Cairn on the foreshore bears a plaque with the inscription, “This cairn marks the spot where Captain James Cook beached his “HM Bark Endeavour” in the year 1770”.
156 Charlotte Street presents a unique opportunity to an astute buyer wishing to make the most of and contribute to Cooktown’s unique future streetscape. The property offers mixed zoning allowing for business and residential. With an outstanding view, this block is the sweet spot on the waterfront. Everyone coming to or living in Cooktown will pass this spot frequently. Walking distance to everything Cooktown also makes for a great spot to build a modern residential dwelling upstairs and retail downstairs. Cooktown has zero vacancies for retail/office space and residential or holiday letting upstairs.