The awe-inspiring wonders of Mother Nature
To experience nature at its most powerful and awe-inspiring, explore Tropical North Queensland’s geological wonders. From dramatic gorges scoured from ancient rock to the world’s largest lava tube system and world-heritage listed fossil fields.
Start your exploration of the spectacular at Cobbold Gorge in Gulf Savannah country. Take the three-hour cruise through the gorge, with its 30m-high sandstone walls – so narrow in places, you can touch them. The gorge is one remnant of a volcanic field that once spread from the Atherton Tablelands into the Gulf Savannah and Outback.
Another remnant of that past are underground caverns such as the Chillagoe Caves. Take a guided tour through a number of different caverns, including some filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Ready to rough it a bit? Several caves are open for self-guided exploration; however, you need to be prepared for some clambering. Whichever option you choose, a visit to this massive cave system – once part of a coral reef – is always memorable.