Georgetown is a pleasant, sleepy little town on the Etheridge River which is surrounded by rich beef cattle country and some of the best gemstone areas in Queensland. It boasts one of the finest attractions in Queensland – the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection at Terrestrial. It is superbly presented and, even if you only have a limited interest in minerals, it is compelling. Equally impressive is Cobbold Gorge – a narrow and impressively beautiful gorge which can be traversed by boat although, at some points, the walls of the gorge are no more than two metres apart.