Are you a hiker or a biker? A bushwalker? Or you’d just like to enjoy the outdoors and explore? With four walking tracks all departing from and returning to Cobbold Village – there’s no need to make endless treks from one remote destination to another, as it all starts here!
Choose your own adventure, as the difficulty of each track varies (see below), and you might even decide to join a few of the walks together. They’re ‘colour-coded’ and it’s worth taking a pic of the Walking Notes and Map with you for reference if needed. All tracks are suitable for bush walking and three of the four tracks are approved for outback mountain biking. These are bush tracks on a working cattle station, so the paths will be dirt and uneven (still good fun). And please note Cobbold Village doesn’t supply mountain bikes or gear, so you’ll need to bring your own mountain bike, helmet and appropriate clothing.

All guests planning to bush walk or mountain bike must ‘’sign out’ and ‘sign back in’ on our Bushwalk Register, located outside MacDonalds Deck licensed Bar & Bistro. Remember to take plenty of water, wear closed in shoes and be sun smart with a wide hat and lots of sunblock. This is for your safety.
Sorted? You’re good to go!

Our shorter tracks

Dell’s Track – 2km return (Grade 1 difficulty)
If you’re pressed for time or after something easy, then check out Dell’s. This track is named after Gaye Terry’s first horse and is our shortest and easiest track. Dell’s Track offers good bird watching opportunities as you cross Bond’s Creek, then passes through some typical Savannah bushland before following the road back to Cobbold Village. It’s a lovely ‘taste’ of the outback scenery at any time of day.
Suitable for bush walking only (no mountain biking).

Digger’s Track – 2.5km return (Grade 1 difficulty)
Named after Simon Terry’s first horse, Digger’s Track sweeps in a loop behind Cobbold Village, trekking towards Forsayth before following a barbed wire fence, crossing the road and following a creek. It takes in some of the scenic savannah grasslands before circling back to the road to Cobbold Village. Fresh air and gentle exercise. Yay.
Suitable for bush walking & mountain biking.

Our longer tracks


The Loop – 5km return (Grade 1 difficulty)
Happy to go a bit further? Our longest walk, The Loop is a circuit that’s relatively easy to traverse. It’s been planned to provide you the opportunity to safely explore some of the savannah lands surrounding Cobbold Village. There’s lots of wildlife and birds living here, so keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the serenity. If you’re up for an extended walk, then continue onto Digger’s Track for your return to Cobbold Village.
Suitable for bush walking & mountain biking.

Russell’s Lookout – 4.5km return (Grade 3 difficulty)
Sunrise hike anyone? Russell’s Lookout is the most challenging of the tracks, and while it starts quite easy, the steep incline to the summit over the last 800 metres rates it as Grade 3 difficulty – but don’t let that deter you, we’ve had four-year old’s do this walk! Your reward at the top is to sit quietly and enjoy views back to Cobbold Village plus the sandstone outcrops and escarpments that mark this territory. If your knees aren’t as great as they used to be, a hiking pole can be your friend on the walk back down.

The lookout is named after Stuart Russell, one of the original surveyors in this area in 1898, and the track also takes you past Chinaman’s Hill, so named for the small Chinese community that lived in this area in the 1880’s mining for gold.

Go on – make it in time for sunrise (check sunrise time for Forsayth or ask the friendly staff at Reception). You’ll be so pleased you did – the colour show can be stunning!
Suitable for bush walking & mountain biking.

Please note when mountain biking – you’ll be travelling in the opposite direction of the bushwalkers.

  • Mountain bike trails start opposite heli pad, go through gate & turn right.
  • Bushwalkers depart from separate gate (near Main Campground) to left of Workshop.

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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.