Forsayth is a part of the Etheridge Goldfields and Savannah Way. This tiny township is representative of so many outback Queensland towns, rich with history and sitting amongst a landscape that remains largely unchanged by human hands. However, when you take the time to explore the surrounds, you will find evidence of the people and activities that once abounded here.
Historically, there are four major activities and geological features which have shaped Forsayth. Gold was the first, when it was discovered nearby in 1871. At this time, it was known as Finnigan’s Camp, for the prospector who found it. The rail link was second. It was started in 1907 from Almaden to Einasleigh and the Forsayth area (which was then known as Charleston). It is still here today, and you can explore it by taking a journey on the Savannahlander Train.
The third was cattle stations and grazing, which is still a dominate part of our landscape and economy. Last, but certainly not least, the discovery of Cobbold Gorge, a breathtaking natural wonder tucked away in the rugged sandstone formations. You can visit this award winning attraction from Forsayth.
The interactive tour includes dinner and a guided historical walk of Forsayth at night, from the gold rush and the rail line development periods using storytelling and technology. Run April to Oct by appointment.More Info
This tour includes a boast cruise along Cobbold Gorge, guided tour of the escarpment and glass bridge experience. You can choose to self-drive or book a transfer with lunch included. Advance bookings are essential.More Info
Half day rail tour from Forsayth to Einasleigh. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, including its ancient sandstone hills and granite ranges.More Info
Self-guided and free. Highlights include Caschamor Park and historical display opposite Goldfields Hotel, the Old Forsayth Lockup, historical Charlston Cemetery and the Forsayth Hospital gardens.More Info
Gold nuggets are still being found in and around Forsayth, by prospectors with modern equipment. While nearby Agate Creek is world renowned for its agates of superb colours. Fossicking does require a licence.More Info
The Undara Lava Tubes are a place where you can explore natural geological wonders, enjoy the comforts and hospitality of a unique outback setting and where the local wildlife is as abundant as they are at home.More Info