Cobbold Gorge is a natural playground and relaxation sanctuary. Once your appetite has been whet by our guided tours, there's plenty more to explore and experience. Cobbold Gorge has earned a reputation as a 'must see' North Queensland outback destination, with visitors often telling us they wish they had allowed more time!
In the Gulf Savannah the dry season brings cool, crisp mornings and cloudless skies — perfect conditions for bushwalking, birdwatching, boat cruises, canoeing and exploring the amazing natural wonders and wildlife of Cobbold Gorge.
Keen fossickers and 4WD enthusiasts will love taking the bush track to 'Quartz Blow', a large white quartz extrusion, and also discovering the Agate Creek gemfields only a short drive away. Fossicking licences need to be purchased prior to entering fossicking zones and are available online: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/
A number of marked bushwalking tracks of varying lengths offer great access for photographers and birdwatchers — particularly our large dam which attracts a plethora of North Queensland birds in the dry season. Spot herons, ibis, finches, cormorants, parrots, honeyeaters and many other native birds and other wildlife species which call the Gulf Savannah home.
A guided tour is the only way to get up-close-and-personal to the sheer and sculpted walls of North Queensland's narrowest gorge. But if you're feeling energetic, why not take out a free canoe to explore the natural surrounds of the local dam with its amazing birdlife and wildlife. You could also go fishing or try your hand at 'aqua golf'.
If you simply want to enjoy the peaceful bush setting, there are plenty of quiet spots to do so. Relax by the pool or pull up a stool at the bar to enjoy a beverage and the company of fellow travellers.
More information is available from reception on arrival at Cobbold Village. Our friendly and informed staff will help ensure you make the most of your North Queensland outback holiday!
Cobbold Gorge (including Cobbold Village) is closed to visitors during the wet season between November 1 and March 28.