Hope Vale township is situated 46 km north west of Cooktown and is located in a valley surrounded by tropical native bushland, mountain ranges, pristine coastal plains and diverse flora and fauna. Hope Vale has a population of approximately 1500 people.
Hope Vale is home to thirteen clan groups who mostly speak Guugu Yimithirr and other related languages, as well as English.
Hope Vale has a range of community services including:
- Community: Community Justice Group, Home & Community Care, PCYC
- Education: Kindergarten, Primary School ,Child Care Centre
- Facilities: Radio Station, Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Lutheran Church, SES
- Health: Aged Care, Health Centre, Thauun Disability Services, Well Being Centre
- Retail: Butcher Shop, Cafe, Service Station, Supermarket
- Tourism: Arts & Culutral Centre, Elim camp ground, Guurrbi Tours, Maaramaka Walkabout Tours
Department of Main Roads have upgraded the Endeavour Valley Road between Hope Vale and Cooktown to an all-weather access. There is now only 13 kilometres of un-sealed road between Hope Vale and Cooktown, making access for tourists and visitors to Hope Vale a scenic and enjoyable drive.