Hope Vale township is situated 46km north west of Cooktown and is located in a valley surrounded by tropical native bushland, mountain ranges, pristine coastal and diverse flora and fauna, Hope Vale has a population of approximatley 1500 people.
Hope Vale is home to thirteen clan groups who mostly speak Guugu Yimithirr and other related languages, as well English.
Hope Vale has a range of community services including:
- Community: Child Care Centre, Community Justice Group, Home & Community Care, PCYC.
- Education: Kindergarten, Primary School
- Facilities: Radio Station, Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Lutheran Church, SES
- Health: Aged Care, Health Centre, Disability Services, Well Being Centre
Swimming Pool, Splash Park, Sport Centre
- Retail: Cafes, Service Station, Supermarket
- Tourism: Arts & Cultural 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 last 2.8 kilometres of un-sealed road between Hope Vale and Cooktown is currently being sealed, making access for tourists and visitors to Hope Vale a scenic and enjoyable drive.