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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cooktown, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cooktown...

Cooktown is a coastal city in Australia. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 2340 people. The water temperature around Cooktown changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 24.6°C (76.3°F) in September up to 29.1°C (84.4°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Cooktown is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Cooktown?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Cooktown is about:
25°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Cooktown. The next good one is Farnborough, which is almost 628.2km (390.2miles) away from Cooktown. Click here to check out more information on Farnborough and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try The Springs, which is approximately 737.8km (458.3miles) away from Cooktown. Another surfspot is The Springs, located roughly 737.8km (458.3miles) from Cooktown.

Are there beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located close to Cooktown. A good beach nearby is Holtekamp Beach, which is almost 939.5km (583.5miles) away from Cooktown. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Hamadi Beach, roughly 944.6km (586.7miles) away from Cooktown.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Cooktown?

The average sea temperature around Cooktown is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Cooktown. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Cooktown can be very intense.

How is the diving and fishing near Cooktown?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cooktown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cooktown...

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