Plan a fabulous road trip on the Savannah Way, also known as Australia’s adventure drive. You’ll travel from the east coast of Queensland, starting at Cairns, right across to the country’s west coast, at Broome. Of course, you may decide not to do the whole trip, however the Savannah Way traverses some spectacular landscapes and natural attractions, including stunning Cobbold Gorge, which should absolutely be included as one of your Bucket List destinations. It’s also Australia’s longest geocached route, so make sure you check out geocaching and plant your own geocache to join this fun family treasure hunt.

Our piece of the Savannah Way paradise offers a plethora of things to see, do, explore, and visit. For birdwatchers, this is a mecca destination, particularly during the dry season, April to October (which is when Cobbold Gorge and Village are open) – when several species gather around waterholes in the early morning and late afternoon. There’s also an abundance of wildlife to be seen, including freshwater crocodiles plus kangaroos.

To add to your adventure – the region is rich with history, agates and gold. You might even decide to do a spot of fossicking, and you can learn more about all of this at Forsayth and various other locations around the Etheridge Shire. So, make sure you leave plenty of time to discover all the wonders of our fabulous part of the world along the Savannah Way.

Wildlife LARGE & SMALL

Cobbold Village is surrounded by open savannah, which is a haven for Gulf Savannah wildlife, and home to a range of mammals, reptiles, insects plus more.

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Imagine – more than 100 bird species have been recorded around Cobbold Village, including a variety of birds of prey, Herons, Cockatoos, Parrots, Ducks & much more …

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Bush tracks WALK OR RIDE

Have you brought your mountain bike with you? Then you’re in luck, as most of our self-guided walking tracks are also suitable for biking, with a range of tracks, distances & destinations.

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Fossicking FOR AGATES

Get ready to go – our part of the world is well known for its spectacular array of agates & thunder eggs, with world-class fossicking at nearby Agate Creek.

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Our closest town to Cobbold Gorge & Village is Forsayth – home to the award-winning Goldfields Hotel & Forsayth By Night Lantern Tour, experience mystery & intrigue …

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Etheridge SHIRE

A historic place, rich with natural & cultural attractions – Etheridge Shire includes the towns of Einasleigh, Georgetown, Mt Surprise & Forsayth. Time to explore!

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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.