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About Chillagoe Caves And Outback Day Trip From Cairns

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Billy Tea Safaris, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

pick up from the Cairns area

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Skybury Cafe & Roastery, 136 Ivicevic Rd, Paddys Green QLD 4880, Australia

The heart of one of Australia’s most diverse and richest food
bowls Skybury Tropical Plantation has grown the country’s best coffee and tropical fruit for the past 30 years. Enjoy morning tea, with coffee, tea and sweet treats.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park, 3 Hours From Cairns, Chillagoe, Queensland 4871 Australia

Explore the Chillagoe Caves. Follow your guide through the fossilized remains of the ancient coral reefs over 400 million years old. Once an inland sea, these limestone labyrinths are a spectacular sight to see.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chillagoe Smelters, Chillagoe, Queensland Australia

Here we delve into the history of the Chillagoe copper smelters, whose old chimneys dominate the western horizon. We visit the remains of the once-mighty smelters to ponder what it was like working there.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Balancing Rock, near Chillagoe Cattle Station, Chillagoe, Queensland 4871 Australia

Visit Balancing Rock for an iconic photo opportunity. Then, see Aboriginal Rock Art and learn about some Dreamtime stories with your guide.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Post Office Hotel, 21 Queen St, Chillagoe QLD 4871, Australia

Enjoy lunch at a true Australian Outback Pub built back at the turn of the century! Burgers, Fish & Chips and Vegetarian meals are available and refreshments at own cost. Mingle with the locals and
leave a handwritten message on the wall of this classic 100-Year-Old Aussie Pub.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Granite Gorge Nature Park, 332 Paglietta Rd, Mareeba, Queensland 4880 Australia

A privately owned nature park near Mareeba with stunning scenery as you walk along the short circuit navigating massive boulders. Striking scenery and wildlife galore.

The big drawcard at Granite Gorge is the rock wallabies. This colony is an endangered species that is unique to the Mareeba area. Plus, you’ll see other native wildlife.

Duration: 1 hour

OPERATES
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
INCLUSIONS
  • Local driver guide
  • Lunch at a 100-year-old Aussie pub
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park Tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Cairns and Northern Beaches area only)
  • Chillagoe Smelter Ruins
  • Visit Balancing Rock and see Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Granite Gorge National Park and see Wallabies
  • Morning Tea at Skybury Cafe and Roastery
EXCLUSIONS
  • Port Douglas transfers (min 2 people, contact reservations after booking to confirm)
ADDITIONAL INFO
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear closed-toe shoe and bring a light jacket or sweater
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required, as there are steps and uneven terrain leading into the caves
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
DEPARTURE & RETURN
Traveler pickup is offered

TERMS & CONDITIONS
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • G1717WVaudreyk 5
    14 Dec 2021

    Our guide Hirani was very knowledgeable & helpful for the whole day (which is long). The day was very interesting, we would not have seen the same places had we be driving ourselves. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Audrey & Barrie Kent

  • 428phyllish 5
    11 Dec 2021

    This trip is one we have wanted to experience for a long time. From the moment you stepped on the bus until you were delivered back at your hotel it was a fun packed day. Our tour guide spoke passionately about the history of the places that we were visiting and passing though on the 450km round trip. Our first stop was Sunbury Coffee for a tasty morning tea of scones with cream and their own papaya jam. Papaya grown on their plantation. I am not a papaya loving person but really enjoyed the jam. Next it was onto Chillagoe and the Caves. We met up with our Park ranger Greg for our tour of the Royal Arch Caves. We were each given a torch as these caves are the only ones with no lights. There are handrails and cement paths most of the way along our tour. Greg was informative and entertaining. There are a couple of spots where you have to duck low to get through. After the tour we then drove onto Balancing Rock. A little bit of a climb up to the rock but well worth the exercise. Stopped at the old disused Smelters on the way back to Chillagoe and lunch. It was a tasty pub lunch at the Post Office Pub in Chillagoe. Next was a stop to Granite Gorge and to meet the little rock wallabies. You are welcome to purchase a bag of food to feed them. Then it is back on board for the journey back to our accommodation. This tour is one way to see a small part of the Outback. You sit back and enjoy the scenery and listen to the entertaining and informative commentary.

  • Tourist07879357459 5
    09 Dec 2021

    Hirani K was our Tour guide & driver. How good is she !! Absolutely loved our tour with her and lot of stories to share. Loved the Skybury cafe as part of the tour. We are glad we took this tour with Billy Tea and not ventured on our own. 450kms would have been a long tiring drive, but we just got driven around and enjoyed the tour.

  • J5923STrichardh 5
    02 Nov 2021

    This tour was marked down since the beginning of the year as something I wanted to see, and I heard very good reviews across a wide variety of social media sites. Our guide Hirani provided very informative information about the regions culture, history, geology and biodiversity. Highlights of the day was an amazing morning tea at Skybury Coffee Plantation, especially scones, cream and red papaya jam. The ranger guided tour of Royal Arch Cave by Ashley who did an amazing job keeping us safe, beautiful Fish and Chips for lunch at the Post Office Hotel. Seeing the Wallabies at Granite George capped off an amazing experience wonderfully facilitated by Hirani. This has been the highlight of my trip to Cairns so far.

  • Helen_B 5
    20 Oct 2021

    Very enjoyable day out, Mark our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. Happy to answer all our questions. Delicious MT at Skybury Coffee with scones andPapaya Jam. Interesting history at Chillagoe Copper Smelter and surrounding natural areas. Caves were a cool refreshing change from the heat of the day with some interesting formations pointed out by Ashley our helpful guide. Definitely worth the long day!

  • Q1291FQjamesh 5
    12 Oct 2021

    Todays tour was one that we'd looked forward to for a long time! Our Billy Tea guide Mark, picked us up nice and early, and we were off! Highlights of the day included a delicious morning tea at Skybury Coffee, a ranger guided tour of Royal Arch Cave a photo opportunity at Balancing Rock, lunch at the historic Post Office Hotel, and to cap it all off, the chance to hand feed the Mareeba Rock Wallabies at Granite Gorge. It really gave an excellent ending to our couple of days in Cairns!!!

  • Patricia_B 5
    17 Sep 2021

    Awesome driver. Gavin was very informative. Great scenery. Just an awesome day out and well worth the money

  • angelaV6GU 5
    20 Jul 2021

    Our guide Hirani was very informative and she made the long journey to the caves pass quickly with her entertaining and funny stories. We had many stops along the way to break up the long journey. The caves were amazing and definitely the highlight of the day trip. However after spending such a long time driving there I was disappointed we only got one hour to explore a portion of only one of the three caves in the area. I would have happily missed all the other activities to spend more time at the caves. For those wishing to explore all three caves, this is not the tour for you. Otherwise most of the activities included were enjoyable especially feeding the rock wallabies at Granite Gorge.

  • C587CFkarenm 5
    04 Jul 2021

    From the coast to the outback, this tour offers a diverse experience. Loved the caves, indigenous rock art and wallabies.

  • Perthbaymps57 5
    26 Jun 2021

    What a fantastic day we had, so much to see and explore, highly recommend, although would have liked more time to explore another cave so would suggest staying overnight in the Gillago area. Great driver, informative nothing too much trouble.

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