WHERE IS IT? Gulf Savannah, northern Queensland. 460km west of Cairns or Townsville, 85km south of the Savannah Way. Access via 2WD and light aircraft. Open: April 1-October 31.

WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL? The 1284-square-kilometre Robin Hood Cattle station, so named because it adjoined the Sherwood mining lease, has been in the Terry family since 1964. Cobbold Creek, in the south-west corner of the property, was known to the Terrys and the original owners who took up the lease in 1901 but it wasn’t until 1994 that Simon Terry discovered the towering Cobbold Gorge. Recently protected as a nature refuge to birdlife and freshwater crocodiles, the gorge is now the primary attraction and guests are taken on private boat tours through it. There are also informative tours of the cattle yards and homestead, and barramundi fishing.

RATES: Prices start from $110 per double for air-conditioned cabins with ensuites, which started life as media villas in the Sydney 2000 Olympic village.

THE DETAILS: (07) 4062 5470; www.cobboldgorge.com.au

OTHER STATION STAYS IN THE AREA: None; however, Undarra Lava Tubes with accommodation in historic railway cabins is 242km to the east.

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