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Cobbold Gorge Tours

Forsayth, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4062 5470
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Worth the drive- fabulous

Spent four nights here recently. Great camping area with lots of shade and an amazing pool. Ate at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BarraBabe_11
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Cairns, Australia
Small gorge big price

We didnt realise there was a 2 hour walk as part of the 3 hour tour. The guide was very good but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda H
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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 2 weeks ago

Spent four nights here recently. Great camping area with lots of shade and an amazing pool. Ate at the restaurant one night and although not an extensive selection, great food and lots of it. The facilities are very clean and spacious. The pool is amazing...More

Thank BarraBabe_11
cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear BarraBabe_11, thank you for your lovely review and for visiting and touring with us at Cobbold Gorge. We are thrilled you had a fabulous time with us touring, eating, camping, swimming and relaxing. We hope you can visit us again and relax in this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didnt realise there was a 2 hour walk as part of the 3 hour tour. The guide was very good but those 2 hours felt like filler to us to justify the price tag. When we finally got to the boat the metal seats...More

Thank Amanda H
cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Amanda, thank you for your review. The interpretive walk component of Cobbold Gorge is just over 1 hour - 1.15. The walking tour allows our Savannah Guides to provide interpretive commentary on the history, geology, flora, fauna and bush tucker around the Gorge. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Cobbold Gorge for 4 nights in a van. The time we spent there, the staff were great and couldn't do enough to make our stay fabulous. The gorge tour was done by Graham and his talk on the area and history of...More

Thank 4landus
cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 4landus, thank you for your lovely review and for your informative account of your time at Cobbold Gorge. You are 100% correct in relaying how easy the walk is and that the walking sticks are available and yes, if you indeed travel to Outback...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i was looking forward to a gorge cruise, I explained over the phone that my husband was older an not medically fit to do the walk up and around the top of the gorge but was told it was a relatively short and easy walk...More

Thank swincer
cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Maija, thank you for the time on the phone to discuss your review and the opportunity to rectify your issue and inform you of the incorrect information you have been given. As stated on the phone, the walking component of our tours is just...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

What a perfect spot to enjoy & learn about the area; natural habitats for local fauna as well as local flora both edible & useful. The walking tour with Sara (while very hot) was made enjoyable & informative with many laughs. The hot walk concluded...More

Thank Elizabeth D
cobboldgorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your wonderful review and for letting others know about your recent stay and tour at Cobbold Gorge. The temperature is sure starting to climb as we enter our final month of operations for 2017. We are a seasonal business open...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

THE JEWEL IN THE OUTBACK'S CROWN! The Gorge itself is a natural beauty and I'm almost glad that it is so hard to get to because only the truly intrepid make the journey. While they have staggering high numbers come through, I can just imagine...More

Thank PeterMiddo
CobboldGorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear PeterMiddo, how wonderful to hear you loved your visit to Cobbold Gorge. It is certainly a natural beauty and an amazing experience for those who do make the journey into the Gulf Savannah region. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and thank you...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great tour for the family. Especially loved the boat ride through the gorge. Graham the guide was very knowledgeable. We also tried the paddle boarding. If you book two tours, you get the second half price. The paddle boarding experience was very tranquil and lots...More

Thank Karen D
CobboldGorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Karen D, thank you for your review and for visiting Cobbold Gorge. Fantastic to hear you did both the 3 hour gorge tour and the Stand Up Paddle boarding tour. They are very different and both very special tours to experience the amazing structure...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Cobbold Gorge Tour, led by experienced and informative Savvanah Guides, is the only way to see the gorge. Climb to the top of the gorge along a well kept track and look into it from above; cruise through the gorge in a quiet boat...More

Thank jchbuz
CobboldGorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear jchbuz, you are spot on! Great review and well said. You have provided a detailed review of the 3 hour gorge tour for TripAdvisor readers to understand the elements of this tour, well done. Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great 3 nights, fabulous camp ground with fantastic fire pits. The amenities are so clean, even have bath mats and hand towels. Enjoyed the 3 hour tour in the morning, pity it didn't include a cuppa at the end like so many other...More

Thank KathR001
CobboldGorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hi KathR001, thanks for your lovely review and great to hear you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay with us. We are very proud of our amenities and facilities and what the owners have created for others to enjoy. Fantastic you go to enjoy the...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Did the half day tour Really enjoyed the commentary Learnt a lot Staff professional and very friendly Able to keep tge jokes and the commentary fresh despite the numerous repeats Well done guys!

Thank Njays
CobboldGorge, Director of Sales at Cobbold Gorge Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Njays, great to hear your tour was educational and entertaining. Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience with others.

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acaciar0se
26 November 2016|
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Response from cobboldgorge | Property representative |
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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