A guide to Cobbold Gorge

This hidden outback oasis is worth the journey.

A six hour drive from Cairns or Townsville, Cobbold Gorge is a unique North Queensland holiday destination. Be prepared to experience the real outback, with all the modern amenities.

It really is unspoiled wilderness and, to keep it that way, access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only. Tours range from three hours to a full day. Visitors can also spend the night, either in cabins or camping.

It’s worth taking the full day tour, which allows visitors to venture future into the sandstone escarpment. The tour includes fossicking for agates, a visit to the grave of pioneer John Corbett and boat cruise through Cobbold Gorge.

A unique tour offered is the Stand Up Paddleboarding tour. Hop on your board and paddle through the narrows of Cobbold Gorge. The slower pace of a SUP gives you the perfect opportunity to really appreciate your surroundings.

If you spend the night, after your tour you can enjoy some bushwalking and birdwatching on a number of marked tracks. Birds you might spot include ibis, finches, parrots, honeyeaters, herons and other native birds.

Experience the magic of Cobbold Gorge as you cruise beneath its towering sandstone cliffs on an RACQ members special group tour. Join like-minded travellers in your discovery of Queensland’s geological wonders and historic towns on this ultimate journey of the Gulf Savannah. For more information visit RACQ Travel or contact one of our friendly travel consultants on 1300 096 166.

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