Glass bridge offers new perspective to gorge visit

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Cobbold Gorge glass bridge
Perhaps rather worryingly, a snake was one of the first visitors to cross the new glass bridge!

Grey nomads looking for new and exciting ways to experience the wonders of Outback Australia are being told they now have one more item to add to their bucket list.

A glass bridge spanning Cobbold Gorge in the Gulf Savannah region of north-west Queensland has just been opened.

Operations manager Hudson Fox said the 19-metre-high bridge provides visitors with 360-degree views of the gorge, and makes it easier for people to experience its natural beauty.

“This amazing bridge gives you just a whole new focal point for the area, you can stand on the bridge right above the gorge,” he said. “It’s making that sandstone country a lot more accessible so more people can actually come up and see the country for what it is.”

The gorge, which is on private land, is now home to Australia’s first bridge constructed with an entirely glass surface. It cost operators and the state government about $600,000 to build and install.

“We’ve got so many spectacular tourism attractions here already and this is just another jewel in the crown,” said Mr Fox.

“It’s going to bring so many more people in … it’s just that other thing that’s on the bucket list.” Tourism and Events Queensland’s Matt Bron said the attraction would help increase tourist numbers in the region.

“Innovation and new experiences are key to remaining relevant in the travel industry and in the tourism landscape,” he said. “It’s a massive ‘wow’ factor … they’ve done a lot of work out there at Cobbold Gorge over the years including the first Outback swim-up pool bar and their big infinity-edge pool.”

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3 Responses to Glass bridge offers new perspective to gorge visit

  1. Looks great but I hope what looks like a snake crossing the bridge (possibly to find a new girlfriend) is not there when I visit because I will not share the bridge with him sorry.

    Well done QLD

  2. And it looks like the 1st to use it was a snake, will definitely be slithering over that myself when are next up there. It’s a great spot & now this just adds to the overview of the spectacular gorge.

  3. We haven’t been to Cobalt Gorge yet, it would be great if it is able to be accessed by wheel chairs. I guess everyone has an opinion of these types of structures, however it enable you to get a different perspective on the gorge.

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