Experience Activities at Lizard Island
Hike to Cook’s Look
Hike in the footsteps of Captain Cook to the highest point on the island and take in the panoramic views that can only be enjoyed from this vantage point. Follow in the footsteps of Captain James Cook as he hiked to the top of the mountain to get an understanding of how to navigate his ship, The Endeavour back into open waters. History tells us that Cook was astounded to see his ship was on a coral reef and had somehow not become grounded. As it is believed he was the first European to trek the mountain – it was given his name and it has stuck to this day.
The Cook’s Look hike can be guided or self-guided. It covers 4 kilometres and at times is very steep so we recommend medium to high fitness and agility to safely undertake this hike.
Due to the time it takes to hike and the heat of the day, it is recommended that you hike early in the morning and if going unguided you must register with Reception upon leaving and returning.
Those that have done this hike say it is challenging but incredibly rewarding.