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Cobbold Gorge, Forsayth

Cobbold Gorge, a Savannah Guide Station located on a working cattle property, is hidden away in the Gulf Savannah region of North Queensland. This unique narrow gorge is set amid rugged sandstone formations with spectacular 30 metre cliffs that narrow to just two metres wide. A cruise through this unusual gorge is an awesome and unforgettable experience.

In order to protect the fragile environment, access is by guided tour where you will cruise peacefully through the gorge, in an electric powered boat. A range of tours are available from a short cruise to a full day tour taking in some of the history of the surrounding area, or for the more adventurous, join them for a full day four wheel drive tag along tour across the station. Cobbold Gorge offers something to suit everyone including those who enjoy the thrill of a scenic helicopter flight.

There is no need to rough it as accommodation ranges from modern air conditioned ensuite units, to shady campsites and powered caravan sites in their well grassed camping area. McDonalds Deck provides snacks, meals and includes a licensed bar to relax and take in the peaceful atmosphere.

The friendly staff and well informed guides will help make your visit a memorable experience.

If you are limited for time, consider flying in. A well maintained airstrip is located nearby.

Accommodation Options

The Bush Camp

For a secluded getaway, Cobbold village offers a bush camping experience on the river (camper trailer, food and drinks provided). Sure to one of the highlights of your visit into the Australian Outback.

Camping and Caravans

Cobbold Village offers a level soft camp ground with lots of trees. The excellent amenities provide clean toilets, hot showers, laundry facilities, fresh water on tap and individual fireplaces and barbecues (firewood also available). Caravans are welcome with powered sites available with the camp grounds. Join the ranks of those who come for a day and stay for a week.

Units and Cabins

Cobbold Village provides well appointed comfortable air-conditioned units and cabins with ensuites. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities and include a refrigerator and television, with microwave ovens bring available in some units. Four of the cabins have a great outlook over the large water storage dam within the village compound.

Touring Options

Helicopter Flight

For those seeking the ultimate thrill, a 15 minute helicopter flight over the Robertson River sandstone escarpment surrounding Cobbold Gorge will add the finishing touch to your outback experience. Extended flights over the property available by arrangement.

Twilight Cruise

A tour tailored for the incurable romantic. Cruise the gorge with the last rays of light just catching the rim of the gorge, then return to the entrance spotlight. Enjoy drinks and refreshments served under the stars before returning to the village for dinner.

Full Day Tour

Lasting seven and a half hours, this is a more adventurous tour giving a much broader overview of the sandstone escarpments around Cobbold Gorge. this tour includes fossicking, Agate Creek Gorge, Corbett’s Grave, an escarpment walk, crocodile viewing, barbecue lunch, swimming, and to finish a great day out, a boat cruise of Cobbold Gorge.

Half Day Tour

Great for families and those who wish to get the genuine feel for the area while having a relaxing time. This four and a half hour tour includes a boat cruise of Cobbold Gorge, a short walk into the escarpment for freshwater crocodile viewing and a visit to John Corbett’s grave. Lunch is provided near the waters edge at the gorge.

Boat Cruise

For those with limited time, this one and a half hour tour operates twice daily. Transfer by four wheel drive vehicle across the property to Cobbold Gorge to enjoy an unforgettable cruise.

4WD Adventure – Station Tag-Along Tour

Travel across this 1284 square kilometre cattle station from one boundary to the other in the comfort of your own vehicle. Highlights of the trip include smoko at the station homestead, scenic views of the escarpment along the Newcastle Range, cave exploring, insights into cattle grazing, fishing for sooty grunter. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and a refreshing swim at Fish-hole Gorge. Absorb the magnificent views while traveling back along the tops of the ranges getting a feel for the surrounding countryside.

This tour is for those with their own four wheel drive who want to experience the real Outback Australia.

Activites and Experiences at Cobbold Gorge

  • Camping
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Laundry
  • Swimming Pool Outdoor
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant – Licensed
  • Shop
  • Adventure
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • National Park
  • Off road
  • Relaxation
  • Soft Adventure
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Only RTN (TQ)
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • Not Available

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