Location: Etheridge Shire
Originally known as Finnegan’s Camp, then Charleston and finally Forsayth, this part of the Etheridge Goldfield has plenty of Stories to tell. This area was known as ‘Poor Man’s Goldfield’, as a prospector did not need expensive equipment to search for gold – nugget gold was literally found on the ground. Forsayth is the end of the Etheridge Railway, and is now a part of the Savannahlander journey.
Attractions/ Things to do:
Deep in the heart of the Gulf Savannah region is a hidden outback oasis – Cobbold Gorge. Located 42km south-west of Forsayth, you can explore the gorge’s ancient geological landforms, wildlife and birds, go bush walking or birdwatching, spot a crocodile, or find out about life on a Gulf cattle station. Access to Cobbold Gorge is by guided tour only.
Cobbold Gorge offers the “ultimate outback adventure” with modern ensuite accommodation, powered, unpowered and ensuite powered camping sites with great amenities and facilities, licensed restaurant and bar, and an inviting infinity pool.
For more information on Cobbold Gorge, visit www.cobboldgorge.com.au/
For more information on Forsayth and surrounds, visit to the Etheridge Shire website: www.etheridge.qld.gov.au/tourism