Cooktown, Queensland, Australia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Cooktown, Queensland, Australia? If you're planning to go to Cooktown, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Cooktown, Queensland, Australia

Based on the climate and weather in Cooktown, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Cooktown, Queensland, Australia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cooktown, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Cooktown, Queensland, Australia by month

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January

January in Cooktown is really hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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February

Traveling to Cooktown in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

In March, Cooktown can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cooktown, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in this region is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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May

If you visit Cooktown during May, you will probably see that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

June in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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July

Traveling to Cooktown in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August here is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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September

Traveling to Cooktown in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

If you are traveling to Cooktown in October, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you vacation in Cooktown during November, you might see that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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December

December in Cooktown is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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Activities for Cooktown, Queensland, Australia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Cooktown.

If you visit the James Cook Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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