Cobbold Gorge

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Boasting untamed wilderness, rugged sandstone bluffs and unrivalled sunsets, Cobbold Gorge offers a true Queensland outback experience where you don’t have to sacrifice comfort. About six hours drive from Cairns or Townsville, this geological treasure is 90km south of the shire’s regional service centre, Georgetown.

A spectacular deep gorge with permanent waterholes flanked by towering cliffs, Cobbold Gorge is home to a bounty of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles. Expert Savannah Guides take visitors through the narrow gorge on custom-made, electric-powered boats that glide quietly through the gorge to ensure you see the wildlife.

For those seeking more adventure and wanting a bird’s eye view of the rocky escarpment, helicopter tours offer unmatched scenery with ultimate flexibility to explore and discover the vast region.

The outback destination is run by the Terry family who have picked up a swag of tourism awards for excellence.

Owner Simon Terry says the geological experiences at Cobbold Gorge are among the best in the state and the accommodation options are comfortable and affordable.

“You can gather around the campfire in our camping and caravanning area, which is equipped with modern
amenities, or you can treat
yourself with an upgrade to the private air-conditioned ensuite cabins,” he says.

“Our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a coffee shop and snack menu available in between and we have a fully licensed bar.” Guests can also order a round of drinks without leaving the famous Infinity Swimming Pool with Queensland’s first outback swim-up bar built for convenience and supreme luxury.