Cobbold Gorge Tours
Cobbold Gorge Tours
4.5
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Discover Cobbold Gorge, a hidden oasis deep in the heart of Gulf Savannah region in Far North Queensland. Immerse yourself in the natural wonder of a unique outback holiday destination. Cruise the gorge, explore its ancient geological landforms & experience savannah wonderland on a guided tour. Go bushwalking, birdwatching or just relax & enjoy the modern comforts of Cobbold Village. Only six-hours’ drive from Cairns or Townsville, getting here is easy. Cobbold Gorge offers the ultimate family holiday adventure with modern accommodation plus RV & caravan friendly camping facilities. To protect this unique North Queensland environment, access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only. Our fabulous three-hour Gorge Tour operates at 10am daily (Apr-Oct) plus 1.30pm daily in peak months (Jun-Sep). Bookings essential. Day Visitor rates available for those not staying at Cobbold Village. Please note Cobbold Gorge is open 1 Apr (or Easter if earlier) to 31 Oct annually (closed 1 Nov - 31 Mar).
Forsayth, Queensland, Australia

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Sarox210
Townsville, Australia335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had a great experience staying at the resort and doing the gorge tour. It was early in the season so we got to walk through the Robertson River. Everything was well set out along the tour with plenty of water filling stations and access to toilets nearby. The tour guides were really interesting and informative. Both the walk and boat ride were amazing and it was great to experience the gorge at both levels. We had our 8 and 11 year olds with us and they also enjoyed the tour. A gorgeous must see.
Written 10 May 2024
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Sherpa37872822022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Excellent gorge tour with Tanya and the group gelled well together. The detail was informative and interesting and safety recognized from the outset.
Certainly a unique gorge to witness and enjoy in the electric boats.
Written 5 May 2024
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Roz Nielsen
Mackay, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Simply beautiful. It was perfect time of year. Green with creeks flowing and the Gorge was magical.
Loved the Village accommodation. Non fussy clean and tidy everywhere. Well kept grounds and facilities.
Big shout out to Cam at the bar and Glen as our Savannah guide.
Recommend the Heli flight.

One of the creek crossings was a bit rough. Should have stayed right.
So another big shout out to Donny at the Forsyth store for use if his tools and landline phone and Bushy at Georgetown for cable ties to put the skid plate back on.
Written 3 May 2024
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Gary M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a hidden gem of a place to visit
Well worth the drive from Georgetown down to Forsyth then on to Cobbold
Thoroughly recommend the half hour Heli Flight as it gives you a superb perspective of the landscape. The Gorge is amazing, tranquil but full of life when you look and listen. One off the best family run tourist business you will find. So much to see and do , the swim up bar in the infinity pool is a lovely feature. Food is great and staff well trained and super friendly, not often found these days
Do visit you won’t be disappointed
Written 29 April 2024
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744johnbb
Mackay, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience at Cobbold. The tour out to the Gorge was fantastic, our guide was very knowledgeable and taught us about the formation of the Gorge, the flora and fauna and the history of the property. The walk across the glass bridge was absolutely amazing and the boat ride was stunning. We also did a helicopter ride which was wonderful, the pilot also was knowledgeable about the area and very friendly. It was an amazing flight. The Village is well maintained and organised, meals in the restaurant are excellent and the accommodation is comfortable.
Written 28 April 2024
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MLHossell
Cairns, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We stayed for 3 nights over the Easter weekend and absolutely loved it! The camp sites are spacious and amenities are kept very clean. We did the stand up paddle boarding tour and the gorge tour and both were fantastic and informative! The guides were knowledgeable, we thoroughly enjoyed both tours and would definitely recommend. The pool is great, beautiful views over the lake, the swim up bar was an added bonus! We kayaked in the lake, you just have to share the kayaks.

We didn’t use the restaurant and the only negative was the communal camp fire was lit around 4pm, we only saw this one day, so you have to take your own firewood if you want one.

Overall, we will certainly be back, it’s a beautiful spot which is the perfect mix of outback camping with a touch of luxury!
Written 24 April 2024
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Hi MLHossell, Thank you so much for staying and touring with us at Cobbold Gorge. We are glad you had a lovely Easter with us and enjoyed our tours and facilities. We light a communal fire on the dam wall every evening at 6pm. On Pizza nights we light this earlier at 12 noon and use the coals from the fire pit in for our woodsmoke pizzas, yum!! If wanting to have your own fire at your campsite in the designated fire pits you need to bring your own fire wood. We hope you get to visit us again one day.
Written 25 April 2024
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Travel4me070
Brisbane, Australia862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My husband and I went on the Cobbold Gorge Tour and we both thought it was great.
We were driven to the river in a minibus, then we walked across the river in our reef shoes. Once on the other side of the river, we changed shoes and boarded another minibus for the short trip to the gorge. First we did a walking tour of the gorge going across the awesome glass bridge, then we boarded the boat for a cruise through the gorge. The gorge was very picturesque and we saw quite a few species of fish in the water.
Written 20 April 2024
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Hi Travel4me070, Thank you for visiting Cobbold Gorge. So lovely to hear it was a highlight of your trip, we are so glad you were able to join us and had a wonderful time.
Written 25 April 2024
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Ann B
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed our stay at Cobbold Gorge. In the resort, our accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable; the swimming pool was excellent; the food was good; and all the staff were helpful, friendly and efficient. Our tour of the gorge, on foot and in the boat was fantastic and our guide was excellent, as was the pilot on our super helicopter ride. We thoroughly recommend this place. Check road conditions before travelling - there are some fords to cross. There are options - inclusive package or activities and food bought separately, so check which one works best for you.
Written 18 April 2024
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Hi Ann, thank you for your review and information sharing with fellow travellers. Wonderful to hear you had a great stay and loved the activities and surrounds. Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again.
Written 19 April 2024
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Alison T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had an amazing time at cobbold gorge! The staff at cobbold village were lovely and accomodating, it had a very community feel. The gorge itself was so beautiful. We would def recommend everyone to visit and stay at the village.
Written 3 April 2024
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Hi Alison, thank you for your lovely review. So happy to hear you had a great time and our staff were providing an exceptional guest experience. We love where we live and what we do and enjoy sharing this with others. Thank you for the recommendation.
Written 19 April 2024
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ivanagalic
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Gorge. Our guides were fantastic and we learned a lot about the story of the people living here, the bush, animals and how the gorge was discovered. The tour is well structured and not too long, not too short (although I wouldn't mind it being longer, it's a magical place!). The guides were fantastic, knowledgable and engaging. They did a great job leading the tour with all the kids trying to run around and go wild :) The gorge is just breathtakingly beautiful and we all went silent on a couple of occasions to admire the place and take photos. Because the river couldn't be crossed, we got to ride on a hovercraft - a super fun craft that hovers above water and land. Well done team on planning and organising the tour, we had a wonderful time! Can't wait to come back and bring family and friends!
Written 1 April 2024
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Thank you ivanagalic, how awesome to hear you had such a great experience with us on tour and during your stay. It is a super fun place with something for everyone. Look forward to seeing you again.
Written 19 April 2024
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