It starts in the end of Hope Street where the Hillcrest Guesthouse is, and from the main street you have to turn off at Sovereign.
It starts off going a little steep ...
... and then a bit more level,
... before starting getting steeper and steeper the further you get.
There is a drinking water tap ...
... and then, bend after bend it continues,
... past a big wasp nest up the pole,
... then the steepest section,
... which takes you to some signs and steps.
It is the start of a separate walk to Cherry Tree Bay, Botanical Gardens and Finch Bay.
Then the next bit is not too bad,
... it takes you to the second highest lookout,
... which is a popular place for a sundowner.
After the kangaroo statue the
next bit is easy again,
... until you come to the last bit,
... where you can choose between a shorter and steeper or a longer and easier option.
The shorter and steeper takes you straight to the old lighthouse,
... which is an old beauty built in England in the 1800s and shipped to Cooktown.
There are nowadays also picnic tables and a viewing platform,
... which is a great place to watch sunsets.
There is also a side walk in the end of the car park,
... which takes you to a separate, smaller lookout point with a picnic table.
The walk down has views of Mount Cook in the front,
... with some cyclone Ita damage still visible.
At times you also have some ocean views,
... and on the other side some river views,
... with the sunset,
... with the sky still red after the sunset.
What a great way to end a day and get some exercise at the same time!
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