The Savannah Way is also known as Australia’s adventure drive. It takes you from the east coast in Queensland, starting at Cairns, and ends on the country’s west coast, at Broome. The Savannah Way traverses some spectacular landscapes and natural attractions, including Cobbold Gorge. It’s also Australia’s longest geocached route, so make sure you check out 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 a mecca destination, particularly during the dry season (which is when Cobbold Gorge and Village is 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 and kangaroos.

It’s also a country rich with history, agates and gold. All of which you can learn more about 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 piece, of the Savannah Way.


Cobbold Village is surrounded by open savannah, which is a haven for Gulf Savannah wildlife. There’s a range of mammals, reptiles, insects and more.

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More than 100 bird species have been recorded around Cobbold Village. These include a variety of birds of prey, herons, cockatoos, parrots, ducks and much more.

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If you have and bring your own mountain bike, then most of our self-guided walking tracks are suitable for biking. Range of tracks, distances and destinations.

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Fossicking FOR AGATES

Our part of the world is well known for its spectacular array of agates and thunder eggs. There’s world class fossicking at the nearby Agate Creek.

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Forsayth is the closest town to Cobbold Village and Gorge. It’s home to the award-winning Goldfields Hotel and offers visitors a guided lantern tour by night.

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Etheridge SHIRE

Etheridge Shire includes the towns of Einasleigh, Georgetown, Mt Surprise and Forsayth. It’s a historic place, rich with natural and cultural attractions.

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Cobbold Gorge is now closed

Cobbold Gorge is now closed

We’ll reopen 1 April 2022

Cobbold Gorge is closed over summer, however you still have the opportunity to organise your 2022 Cobbold trip for an amazing outback adventure. It’s easy, simply book now.

If you have any queries, please email us or phone 07 4062 5470 (please note our office is staffed for limited hours).

Enjoy the festive break and we look forward to welcoming you next year.


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