Travel by sealed road from Cairns, west along the Kennedy Highway through the picturesque Atherton Tableland to Mount Garnet. From here, the famous Savannah Way continues via the Gulf Developmental Road to Mt Surprise and then onto Georgetown. From Georgetown, head south to Forsayth. Of the 42 kilometres of road between Georgetown and Forsayth there are only 14 kilometres unsealed, with a further 43km of formed gravel road from Forsayth to Cobbold Village.
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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. The three hour walk/cruise tour includes a walk to the grave of pioneer John Corbett and a boat cruise, an unforgettable highlight of your trip to outback Queensland along the Savannah Way.
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Getting off the beaten track of the Gulf Savannah Way doesn't mean sacrificing comfort or convenience with your accommodation. Cobbold Gorge offers accommodation options and rates to suit every group and budget. A great way to end a perfect day, gather 'round the campfire at night to meet new friends.
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Gulf Savannah region can be very rewarding for North Queensland birdwatchers, particularly in the dry season when birds congregate around water holes in the early morning and late afternoon. More than 100 bird species have been recorded at Cobbold Gorge. These include a variety of birds of prey, herons, ibis, honeyeaters, cormorants, flycatchers, cockatoos, pigeons, finches, ducks, parrots and many more.
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Reptiles are often spotted sunning themselves in the winter months including skinks, geckos, dragons, monitors and snakes. The deadliest species are the northern death adders and eastern brown snakes; while the orange-naped snakes, black-headed pythons, keelbacks and tree snakes are harmless.
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Large populations of freshwater crocodiles and turtles can be found in the gorge and other permanent waterholes, as are many fish species such as archer fish, banded grunter, eel-tailed catfish, sleepy cod and black bream. Other aquatic species include freshwater prawns and redclaw yabbiesCobbold Gorge Cruise.
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