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Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region of Far North Queensland is a hidden outback oasis - Cobbold Gorge. Only a six hour drive from Cairns and Townsville, you can immerse yourself in the natural wonder of a truly unique North Queensland outback holiday destination. Cobbold Gorge offers the ultimate holiday adventure with modern accommodation and recreational vehicle and caravan friendly camping facilities.
The guided tours have been tailored to bring the best of stunning scenery, diverse flora and fauna and rich cultural history. To protect this unique environment, access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only.
Gorge Tour - Three hour tour includes a walk to the escarpment followed by a boat cruise through the gorge. Or try New SUPing, will be the highlight of your trip.
Ultimate Outback Adventure - This full day tour allows you to venture further into the sandstone escarpment, viewing towering sandstone arches and fossicking for agates. Learn about the history of the area, including a visit to the grave of pioneer John Corbett, before enjoying a relaxing boat cruise through Cobbold Gorge. Morning 'smoko' and lunch provided.
Scenic Helicopter Flights - 15 minute flights over Cobbold Gorge and Newcastle Ranges.
There's no better way to grasp the uniqueness of the narrow gorge with its majestic, 30-metre sheer walls than to get up-close-and-personal with it. A three hour boat cruise and tour of the gorge will be an unforgettable highlight of your trip to outback Queensland, Cape York or Savannah Way.
Custom-made, electric powered boats glide through the spectacularly sculpted gorge walls in almost eerie silence ensuring minimal disturbance to wildlife. There's every chance of seeing one of the large population of resident freshwater crocodiles.
An informative insight to the geology of the rugged sandstone formations is followed by a guided bushwalk to the grave of pioneer John Corbett and then to the top of the escarpment. It's a relatively easy walk with the reward of a magnificent view of the gorge below.
Access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only.
Walking in the footsteps of their cattle pioneers.
This tour is for group bookings only.
Ever wondered about life on working cattle station? There is no better opportunity to get a taste of outback Queensland than an insider's view of Robin Hood Station in the heart of the Gulf Savannah.
Robin Hood Station- supposedly named because it adjoined the Sherwood mining lease - is a 1284 square kilometre cattle grazing property run by third generation cattleman, Simon Terry and his wife, Gaye.
Visit the cattle yards, dams and outbuildings while your guide offers rare insights to the cattle grazing industry. You'll see firsthand the implications of today's management and future challenges for people who love their land and want to pass it onto the next generation of North Queensland cattlemen. Relax over a traditional, outback smoko before taking a relaxing cruise on the Kimberley Sue Dam.
Photo: Aerial view of the gorge-ous Cobbold Gorge
A helicopter flight offers visitors the ultimate flexibility in exploring and discovering the features of Cobbold Gorge which are not accessible to the public any other way.
A scenic helicopter flight is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. There is simply no better way than from the air to appreciate the vastness and beauty of the Gulf Savannah region.
Go gem fossicking at Agate Creek, explore the many hidden gorges or chasms or spirit away for a romantic picnic for two in the most stunning surrounds imaginable. Options for helicopter flights are limited only by your imagination and budget - you come up with the idea or destination and we'll negotiate a price!
Please contact Cobbold Gorge Tours as bookings for scenic helicopter tours are essential and subject to availability.
A special extravaganza of highlights from towering sandstone arches, Adullams shelter, stone yard, agate fossicking, a visit to the grave of pioneer John Corbett and a boat cruise through the magnificent Cobbold Gorge. This tour has it all.
This tour requires a moderate level of fitness as includes lots of walking on un-level ground.
Don't forget to bring:
Hat and sunscreen
Covered walking shoes
Small bottle of water
Camera with plenty of available memory - you'll need it!
Access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only. Please contact them to make a booking.
Imagine floating through the majestic narrows of Cobbold Gorge with its spectacular 30 metre sandstone walls closing down to a mere two metres wide in places. Cobbold Gorge is spring fed allowing for a constant water level. Whether you are a beginner or advanced at SUPing, this is a not to be missed tour. Operating annually in the warmer months of April/May/September/October. Not suitable for children 12 years and under.
Experience a breathtaking adventure of Paddle Boarding whilst silently gliding through the narrows of Cobbold Gorge. A one hour guided tour allows you to take in the wonders of this geological masterpiece of ancient landscapes. Suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. Participants must be at lease 13 years.
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