Anyone who has been to stunning Cobbold Gorge will not be surprised that Cobbold Gorge Tours has won not one but two major tourism awards.
It claimed the Tourist Attraction category at the 2015 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards and then won silver in the same category at the Queensland Tourism Awards in Brisbane in mid-November.
It’s a class act, hidden away among the rugged sandstone formations in the dry Gulf Savannah country, about four hours’ drive south-west of the Atherton Tablelands.
Cobbold Gorge is located on the Terry family’s 1284 sq km Robin Hood cattle station, interesting in itself, but the prime attraction is the spectacular narrow gorge, which is flanked by 30m cliffs.
It is a terrific experience to tour this geological phenomenon on the flat-bottom boat, propelled by a whisper-quiet electric motor, with interesting commentary from an accredited Savannah Tour Guide. The spring-fed gorge is about 6km long but only the last 500-metre stretch is accessible by boat. Ferns and grasses grow at the water’s edge and there is a lot of bird life.
Simon and Gaye Terry are the hosts at the Camping Village, which offers a range of accommodation, from air-conditioned rooms to cabins, bush camping, powered caravan sites, recreation facilities, a beautiful swimming pool off the deck and an excellent restaurant.
Part of this success story is the friendly and professional staff and guides at Cobbold Gorge who try that little bit harder to ensure guests enjoy their Outback experience.
The Terrys launched the tours in 1994 and have seen guest numbers grow from around 200 to more than 7000 in the last tourist season.
Access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only. Tours are conducted daily during the open season, from April 1 to October 31.
For more information, visit www.cobboldgorge.com.au/
Posted by Bronwyn under Tablelands News | Posted on 16th Dec 2015