Hope Vale

Hope Vale has a population of around 1500 people and is 46km north-west of Cooktown. Surrounded by tropical native bushland, mountain ranges, pristine coastal and diverse flora and fauna, Hope Vale is home to thirteen clan groups who mostly speak Guugu Yimithirr and other related languages, as well English.

Endeavour Valley Road between Hope Vale and Cooktown is fully sealed, making access for tourists and visitors to Hope Vale a scenic and an easy drive.


976 people make up the population of Hope Vale, with 54.0% of the population male and 46.0% female. The average age of people living in Alpha is 26 years, with children under 14 years making up 28.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over making up 6.3% of the population.


In Hope Vale, the most common occupation is community and personal service workers followed by labourers, machinery operators and drivers and professionals and trade workers.


In Hope Vale, the most common mode of transport to work for employed people was in a car, as the driver or as passenger.