Cobbold Gorge is a family favourite, especially when it comes to school holidays. Our outback location offers a diverse array of adventurous activities and exploration, with something to suit children of all ages and interests. From our gorge tours, which include a boat ride, the glass bridge and guided walk along the escarpment, to simply amazing scenic heli flights and SUP tours, to hiking and biking our tracks and trails, kayaking in the lake, swimming in the pool, star gazing, pizza nights, movie nights, State of Origin on the big screen and more. Our cabins always book out early, so make sure you plan in advance to book one of these, and we have lots of space for caravans, camper trailers, tents and swags with powered and unpowered sites. Pets are welcome at the campgrounds under supervision, but are not permitted in the Cabins or on Cobbold Gorge Tours (see our FAQs for more info on pets). Additional details and all you need to know about school holidays at Cobbold Gorge and Village, is below or see our online schedule of events and activities .

Cobbold Gorge Tours

Access to Cobbold Gorge is on guided tour only, and there’s three great ways to experience the beauty of our gorgeous gorge. Book ahead to secure your preferred tour times and day.

  • The 3 hour Cobbold Gorge Tour includes a boat ride in the Gorge, guided walk along the escarpment and glass bridge experience, as well as transfers to and from Cobbold Village to Cobbold Gorge. In June – July 2024 school holidays, the tour times are: 7am – 10am | 10am – 1pm | 1.30 – 4.30pm.
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights are an awesome experience for the whole family! You can book 15 minute or 30 minute flights and they operate from 8am onwards daily (except Friday). The 1 hour Sunset Heli Picnic is between 5pm – 6pm and we also have a 4.5 hour Heli Fishing adventure package.
  • The 1 hour SUP tours provide a different experience and perspective of the gorge. Small group tours. The minimum age to participate is 12 years old and there’s no experience necessary. SUP tours are at 4.30pm. Spaces are very limited with lots of dates booked out already.

Meals & Drinks

MacDonalds Deck serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, or you can self-cater with our camp kitchen and BBQ facilities.

  • Breakfast is available from 7am – 8.30am. Bookings are essential. Choose a Continental, Cooked or Combination Breakfast.
  • Lunch is available from 12pm – 2pm. Bookings are not required. Our menu caters to a range of tastes and includes salads, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and more.
  • Dinner is available from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. Bookings are essential. Meals are prepared with a focus on flavour and there’s Daily Specials.
  • Pizza Night is held on Sunday night. This only happens during school holidays and you can choose to dine in or takeaway. Takeaway orders can be made at the Bistro and need to be made before 3pm please.

Free Activities

There are lots of free activities you can participate in, while staying at Cobbold Village. This includes making use of our complimentary kayaks to explore the lagoon. You can also bring your own SUP and canoes and use them on the lagoon. Enjoy the Infinity Pool, which has a shallow area for the little ones. Bush walking or mountain biking on our tracks and trails, bird watching and star gazing. Enjoying the views from the Quartz Blow, this is great at sunrise and sunset. Try your hand at fossicking at the nearby Agate Creek (license required).


In the school holidays we have movies running in the air conditioned Conference Room at 11am and 7pm. The movies change each day – check our schedule to see what’s on during your stay. Please note: Children must be supervised by an Adult.


We love the footy – NRL and AFL – and have it on the big screen at the Boomerang Bar and in the Conference Room. This includes the State of Origin matches (of course)!

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