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We left our caravan at Georgetown and headed to Cobbold Village to camp the night in our tent. We arrived at Cobbold Village in time for coffee before commencing our tour of the Gorge (to protect this unique area you can only access Cobbold Gorge with a tour guide). Our three hour tour started with a short 4WD bus trip through the cattle station, an informative walk and then on board an electric powered boat for our trip through the narrow gorge. 

During the walk Adam (our tour guide) gave us a history of the area while showing plants with edible fruit and leaves and explained how the Aboriginals used certain plants for food, medicine and catching fish. They rubbed the leaf of a soap bush in the water and this soap would spread and stun the fish for a short time. The Aboriginals would then spear the fish for food - amazing. 

We were shown John Corbett’s grave, climbed to the top of the rock escarpment and then made our way back to the water. Among the caves in the rock are the remnants of a raised platform used during the WWI - believed to be a man hiding from the authorities. Lots of butterflies and bird life as you walk through the gorge and we were shown some Aboriginal rock art – hand prints on the rock walls. This Gorge was quite different to others we have seen and is so narrow in some places that you can reach either side.

Cobbold Village has been really well planned, with powered caravan sites, ensuite sites, un-powered camping, and beautiful ensuite cabins. There is a large wet edge pool with a swim up bar and large timber covered eating deck. The reception area is located in a separate building with a well-stocked food store and souvenir shop – all reasonably priced. 

We chose an un-powered camping site which had plenty of space and lots of shade. Scattered around the camp ground are campfires set up with cooking plates and grills provided for your convenience. The amenities are ensuite style rooms off a main corridor - very clean and plenty of hot water. One of the rooms off this corridor is a full kitchen if you wish to prepare your own meal or wash up after the camp cooking.

We ate dinner at the restaurant which was very nice and spoke to two men visiting the area conducting a study of frogs, lizards and bird life. They were very interesting to talk to and gave us some hints on where we would see finches during the rest of our travels. We were shown a red barking tree frog that had been heard during the evening – it was tiny and hard to believe it made such a loud noise.

There is about 43 kilometres of unsealed road from Forsayth to Cobbold Village - this was well maintained and easy travelling. As usual in the outback you will find cattle grazing beside the road - drive carefully. 


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Cobbold Village has been really well planned, with powered caravan sites, ensuite sites, un-powered camping, and beautiful ensuite cabins. There is a large wet edge pool with a swim up bar and large timber covered eating deck. The reception area is located in a separate building with a well-stocked food store and souvenir shop – all reasonably priced. 

We had our tent with us and chose an un-powered camping site which had plenty of space and lots of shade. (Next time we head to Cobbold Gorge we will probably take the caravan as the un-sealed road is well maintained.) Scattered around the camp ground are campfires set up with cooking plates and grills provided for your convenience. The amenities are ensuite style rooms off a main corridor - very clean and plenty of hot water. One of the rooms off this corridor is a full kitchen if you wish to prepare your own meal or wash up after the camping meal.

The menu for the evening meal at the restaurant changes regularly and is written on the blackboard. Coffee, morning tea and luncha are also available. There are a number of well marked walking trails through the bush around the main area of Cobbold Gorge Village.  We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cobbold Gorge and would highly recommend it as great experience.

Contact details

E: enquiries@cobboldgorge.com.au
P: 07 4062 5470
P: 1800 669 922
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