The recent re-development includes major site improvements to add to the visitor's enjoyment. The area has been completely redesigned with new road access, parking areas, walkways, and site lighting. There is also better access to the views from the dramatic elevations of the site. A series of short walking trails lead visitors to interpretive panels, a landscaped stage area, and additional scenic views.
While the natural surroundings are spectacular, people will be drawn to the site to increase their knowledge and understanding of Cook and his achievements. The interpretive pieces give visitors an insight into his career and achievements.
The two bronze plaques placed at the site originally have been refurbished and reinstated along with five new interpretive panels which chronologically detail Cook's arrival in the new world to his eventual departure for the south Pacific in 1768.
These pieces are displayed in a circular landscaped viewing space where the panels compete with the beautiful scenery for the visitor's attention.