You might have guessed the Captain Cook Holiday Village was named after a certain British explorer, and you’d be right, done so to honour the town’s history as the second landing site of the captain and his HMS Endeavor crew back in (you guessed it) 1770.
Here, time becomes a blur as you to-and-fro between the calm bush setting of the park and the secluded beach down the back, which has pretty decent surf, mind you.
When adventure is calling, head to the reception desk to book a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island or Fitzroy Reef for a snorkel/scuba sesh, or hop aboard the pink amphibious LARC! and traverse through deserted sandy beaches and pristine estuaries on your way to the historic Bustard Head Lighthouse.
If rods and reels are more your thing, you can hook into some coral trout and Spanish mackerel on an offshore fishing charter.