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The Cooktown Discovery Festival will be complemented this year by Wild and Windy Cooktown - a community celebration offering a wide range of local activities

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Welcome Message

Kate Jones

Message from Minister for Tourism Industry Development, The Honourable Kate Jones MP

Welcome to Tropical North Queensland for the Cooktown Discovery Festival 2018 – celebrating Cooktown’s unique heritage, culture and landscapes.

Festivalgoers will be treated to an exciting program of events, including the Discovery Festival Ball, Discover the Botanics, Street Parade, indigenous performances and a re-enactment of Captain Cook’s landing and the first recorded act of reconciliation.

The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destinations Events Program, which promotes Queensland’s destinations, drives tourism, and supports local jobs.

Congratulations to the event organisers, partners and volunteers involved in staging this great experience for Tropical North Queensland.

Enjoy the festival and to those visiting, I encourage you to stay on to explore Cooktown and the surrounding region.

The Hon. Kate Jones, MP
Minister for Tourism Industry Development

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