Cobbold Gorge Tours and Cobbold Village is family owned and operated. It’s located on a working cattle station in the Etheridge Shire in rural Queensland, a six-hour drive from Cairns or Townsville. The Terry family and Team Cobbold are absolutely committed to providing guests with the ultimate outback adventure – showcasing the beauty of the gorge and surrounding savannah. Due to the climate and access, Cobbold Gorge Tours and Cobbold Village only operate seasonally, between 1 April (or Easter if earlier) and 31 October annually.

Our team live and work closely together, and we like to think of them as being one big family, something we expect all team members to be a part of. Our staff motto is ‘Passion. Purpose. Pride.’ which underpins our approach to our work, our facilities and our guests. Living in a relatively remote area with a small population, open communication and flexibility is essential, and everyone within our team needs to respect the personal space of others, and also to support one another.

There are various accommodation options available for staff at Cobbold Village. If you have your own caravan or mobile home, there’s a dedicated space with plug in power and water access. Employees without their own accommodation will be provided a room where possible. Accommodation is available on a first in best dressed basis and is at the discretion of management. There’s a staff only amenities block, plus communal staff kitchen and lounge area in The Hut. Of course, you’ll be responsible for cleaning your own space and keeping it tidy, along with the shared communal areas.

For Cobbold Gorge to run successfully – we only seek team players with a can-do attitude. Every one of us has an impact on how well we all do, and on our guest experience of Cobbold Gorge, so a positive approach with a smile and working together is vital.


So, are you one of the fabulous Cobbold Gorge team members we’re searching for? Great personality, fantastic customer service, can-do attitude, team player – and excited by an outback stint working in an amazing place? (what an ‘office’ to have, right?)

There’s a bit more you should know, so it’s important to check out our Living & Working at Cobbold Gorge Tours and Village document first.

We’re after the following fabulous suitably qualified applicants to join Cobbold Team Awesome, ready to start 25 March and working until our end of season (early November 2024). Applications are also being taken for Peak staff working from mid June till early October:

  • Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Short Order Cooks/Kitchenhand
  • Hospitality All-Rounders
  • Housekeepers and Public Areas Cleaners
  • Tour Guides

If this is the outback adventure / gap year plan / Big Lap income you’re looking for, get a wriggle on and email your resume as soon as possible to operations@cobboldgorge.com.au Details on how to apply are included in the Living & Working at Cobbold Tours and Village document (above).

We look forward to hearing from you!

PS – your own caravan / accommodation is preferred otherwise we may have limited accommodation available.

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Please note that Cobbold Village and Cobbold Gorge are now closed. We will re-open for the 2024 season, on 25 March 2024 and look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, you can secure your preferred dates and tours by booking ahead online. Thank you for your support.