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Cobbold Gorge Tours

Forsayth, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4062 5470
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Magical hidden gem

We did the Gorge boat tour and well worth the money. It is a little tucked away paradise. We also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
drkel75
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Rockhampton, Australia
Loved the guided SUP tour

We really enjoyed the guided SUP tour. Allowed us to explore the gorge under guide Damien’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
markstall
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Kewarra Beach, Australia
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Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region of Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis - Cobbold Gorge. Immerse yourself in the natural wonder of a truly unique North Queensland outback holiday destination. Cruise the gorge to explore its ancient geological landforms and the savannah wonderland on a guided tour. Discover Cobbold with its North Queensland wildlife, go bushwalking or birdwatching, or just relax and enjoy the modern comforts of Cobbold Village. Only a six hour drive from Cairns and Townsville, getting there is easy. Cobbold Gorge offers the ultimate outback family holiday adventure with modern accommodation and RV and caravan friendly camping facilities. To protect this unique North Queensland environment, access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only. A three hour Gorge Tour operates at 10am (April - October) and 10am plus 1.30pm in peak months (Jun/Jul/Aug/Sept). Tour bookings are essential. Day visitor rates are available for those who choose to not stay at Cobbold Village. Please note Cobbold Gorge is closed from 1 November - through 31 March annually (or Easter if earlier).
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Forsayth, Queensland 4871, Australia
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+61 7 4062 5470
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Gorge boat tour and well worth the money. It is a little tucked away paradise. We also did the 30 mins helicopter tour - while we enjoyed this, I think we would have enjoyed the 15min just as much. Always fun going...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear drkel75, Thank you for your lovely review and for visiting us and touring at Cobbold Gorge. We are delighted you loved your holiday and thank you for recommending to others.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the guided SUP tour. Allowed us to explore the gorge under guide Damien’s watchful eye in the latter part of the afternoon when the colours of the gorge contrasted beautifully with clear blue sky.

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear markstall, Glad you loved the guided SUP tour. It is really special and we are so happy people are able to experience the gorge through this very different mode of transport. Thanks for telling others about your tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we turned off the access road into the village after a 45km dirt roadI was amazed at the magnificent view of the infinity pool and beautifully maintained complex grounds.We stayed in a Boundary Hut and were lucky enough to be overlooking the pool and...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear cbrowne1, Thank you for your wonderful review and for visiting Cobbold Gorge. It is great to see you were able to enjoy the many facilities and services supplied by Cobbold Gorge Tours and Accommodation. I have discussed your comment regarding the long wait for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gorge in the gorgeous outback of Qld. Staff fabulous and very informative. Disappointed in the cruise on the gorge though as 14 people squashed on a little boat did not do justice to the experience. Unable to get many good pics due to over...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lucylea, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your recent trip to Cobbold Gorge. I am sorry if you felt the tour was overcrowded but as you visited during the July School holidays I am afraid this is our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 3 nights camping at Cobbold Gorge and absolutely loved the experience. Could not fault the place - from the initial phone booking, to dinner, the boat tour and especially loved the stand up paddle boarding in the Gorge, This was definitely the highlight -...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lyndall F, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit Cobbold Gorge. The trip from Cairns is certainly ever changing with stunning scenery. Awesome to hear you loved your experiences and also the SUP tour. Damien is a great guide and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from Charters Towers towing a caravan, it was a slow and long drive on the gravel sections. I kept thinking, this better place live up to all the hype..... and it did. After setting up camp, we all jumped into the infinity pool (which...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Oplant, Thank you for your great review and for telling others about your time at Cobbold Gorge. Wonderful to see you all enjoyed the full day Ultimate Outback Adventure tour and that it was very suitable for your children as well. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located about 85 km from Georgetown with mixed road conditions. The first 42km to Forsayth is about 25 km bitumen the rest good dirt road with minimal corrugations, the bitumen & dirt are in multiple sections. Just before Forsayth coming from Georgetown is the turn...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello David H, Thank you for your feedback from your recent visit. It is very appreciated to hear how your visit was. Thanks for passing on the information about the roads. They are owned and maintained by the Etheridge Shire Council and are serviced in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a hard slog to get to Cobbold Gorge but it is worth it. First you will go on a very informative walk while the Ranger tells you about the history and rock formations as well as the abundance of food the Aborigines would...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sandy H, Thank you for your lovely review and for visiting Cobbold Gorge. Our trained Savannah Guides (not Rangers as we are not a National Park) do a wonderful job as we are thrilled you enjoyed your tour with them. Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unique, beautiful and well run venue with great facilities. We highly recommend a 15 minute chopper flight for $147 (3 up) over the amazing plateau, dry river and tiny slither in the rock which is Cobbold Gorge from above. Boat tour is quite unique and...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear citfancier, Thank you for your lovely review from your recent visit to Cobbold Gorge. It is great to hear you enjoyed your tours both from the boat and air, as well as the other facilities at Cobbold Village. Thank you for sharing with others...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed my time at Cobbald Gorge. The tour was great, and although not cheap, the guides had great knowledge and really generated my interest in the floral, fauna, and outback food sources. It was explained very simply to generate...More

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cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello ChrisQ9081FB, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your recent visit to Cobbold Gorge. We are glad you enjoyed the tour of Cobbold Gorge with our Savannah Guides and their interpretation, and also the facilities provided at Cobbold Village. I...More

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Bev H
20 June 2018|
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Response from cobboldgorge | Property representative |
Hi Bev, thanks for your question. As others have said, the road from Forsayth to Cobbold is 42kms of gravel. This is owned and maintained by the Etheridge Shire Council and therefore is graded as part of their scheduled... More
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acaciar0se
26 November 2016|
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Hello Acaciar0se, thanks for your questions. Firstly you can visit Cobbold Gorge via the Savannahlander Train journey. This is a 4 day package ex Cairns and stops at Chillagoe, Cobbold Gorge and Undara. It is a popular and... More
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