Chillagoe & Australian Outback Full Day Tour

Tour Code: 69

Prices From

au$205

Live Availability - Book Now

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$175.00
Family: au$695.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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A unique Australian Outback tour to Chillagoe Caves, visit Mareeba Wetlands and go on a boat, see native wildlife, explore underground caves and smelters, see Australian wildlife, lunch in 100 year old pub and have a yarn with the locals

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Highlights

  • It’s obvious the knowledgeable tour guides love their jobs. They are all passionate locals who thrive on showing visitors this part of the world and you will find their commentary a valuable part of your day.
  • The incredible Limestone Caves. They are truly spectacular and if you’re struggling with the heat of the outback in summer, keep in mind it’s considerably cooler in the caves, which makes for a comfortable exploration. 
  • Mt Uncle Distillery is the only distillery in Far North Queensland.  Try the range of award-winning, hand-crafted liqueurs & spirits during your visit. The café also boasts over 50 teas, plus a selection of homemade desserts. 

Perfect Selfie

  • Mt Uncle Distillery, with its beautiful landscaped gardens and roaming peacocks provides another opportunity for a selfie. And with alpacas, donkeys and goats to meet, there’s a potential selfie opportunity a minute. 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Head for the Hills

The day will begin with a pick-up from your accommodation in the custom-built, air-conditioned four-wheel-drive. You’ll head west to the Mareeba Wetlands, up the Kuranda range, then over dirt road via the back blocks through Biboorha. Keep a lookout for emus, kangaroos and wedge-tailed eagles along the way.

A morning tea of coffee, tea and biscuits awaits, followed by a 20-minute guided cruise of the wetlands aboard an environmentally-friendly, quiet electric boat. You’ll learn about the fragile ecosystem of this area including the wildlife and local water birds.

Note, this component is weather permitting due to the dirt road. If the road is closed, you will visit Granite Gorge instead. 

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Included In Price

  • Courtesy return transfers
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Naturlist Guide
  • Small group size (up to 16)
  • Chillagoe Caves tour
  • Balancing Rock
  • Chillagoe Smelters
  • Morning Tea
  • Delicious Aussie Lunch
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cairns 6:50am
  • Cairns Northern Beaches 6:30am
  • Port Douglas 6:00am
Departure Instructions
  • Be ready and waiting at the front of your accommodation at the communicated time. A 100 per cent cancellation fee will apply if you fail to board the vehicle at the allocated time.
  • If passengers are staying in a location other than Cairns CBD, the Northern Beaches, or Port Douglas, they can drive themselves to the pickup point at the Canopy’s Edge Bus Stop at the bottom of the Kuranda Range. There is no transfer fee for this option.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Chillagoe Town
  • Chillagoe Caves
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

6:50am (approx) from Cairns - returns 6:30pm (approx)
6:30am (approx) from Northern Beaches - returns 6:30pm (approx)
6:00am (approx) from Port Douglas - returns 7:30pm (approx) - Return Transfers from Port Douglas or Thala Beach, payable on board to the driver.

Duration

12 hours approx

What to Bring
  • Closed footwear
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Cash or credit card
Available for Purchase / Hire

Transfers available from Turtle Cove, Thala Beach Resort and Port Douglas for an additional cost

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Due to the Chillagoe Cave component of this tour, guests must be able to negotiate steps, inclines and narrow walkways. This tour is not suited to guest in wheelchairs.
  • The Chillagoe Caves are not stroller, walking frame or crutches friendly.
Child Policy
  • 0-14yrs child rates apply including infants. Baby seats are available on request - Must be requested at time of booking
  • All children on tour must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

 

 

 

 

Day Tour: cancellations received within 48 hours are subject to no refund. Also includes any no shows. Any tour date changes must be made with at least 48 hours’ notice.

Additional Information
  • You may want to bring a light coat or jumper when touring in the winter months
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change vehicle type or arrange an alternative carrier if the numbers in a group are insufficient. The operator reserves the right to alter the tour or itinerary of schedules to another operator if necessary. No refund will be given in these circumstances or in the event of any delay, curtailment or alteration of a tour resulting from any cause including severe weather, road conditions or mechanical failure.
  • The operator cannot guarantee pick-up or drop-off times and are not liable for passenger failure to connect with other services. Whilst the operator will make every effort to safe guard its clients and their belongings the operator cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to events which are beyond the operator’s control.
  • The operator reserves the right to apply a fuel charge of $20.00 per person (children exempt) which is payable in addition to the tour cost.
  • All tours are subject to weather and road conditions, alternative routes will be taken.
  • Travel Insurance is not included.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Business
Eco Green Travel Leader
A unique Australian Outback tour to Chillagoe Caves, visit Mareeba Wetlands and go on a boat, see native wildlife, explore underground caves and smelters, see Australian wildlife, lunch in 100 year old pub and have a yarn with the locals

Read More

Highlights

  • It’s obvious the knowledgeable tour guides love their jobs. They are all passionate locals who thrive on showing visitors this part of the world and you will find their commentary a valuable part of your day.
  • The incredible Limestone Caves. They are truly spectacular and if you’re struggling with the heat of the outback in summer, keep in mind it’s considerably cooler in the caves, which makes for a comfortable exploration. 
  • Mt Uncle Distillery is the only distillery in Far North Queensland.  Try the range of award-winning, hand-crafted liqueurs & spirits during your visit. The café also boasts over 50 teas, plus a selection of homemade desserts. 

Perfect Selfie

  • Mt Uncle Distillery, with its beautiful landscaped gardens and roaming peacocks provides another opportunity for a selfie. And with alpacas, donkeys and goats to meet, there’s a potential selfie opportunity a minute. 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Head for the Hills

The day will begin with a pick-up from your accommodation in the custom-built, air-conditioned four-wheel-drive. You’ll head west to the Mareeba Wetlands, up the Kuranda range, then over dirt road via the back blocks through Biboorha. Keep a lookout for emus, kangaroos and wedge-tailed eagles along the way.

A morning tea of coffee, tea and biscuits awaits, followed by a 20-minute guided cruise of the wetlands aboard an environmentally-friendly, quiet electric boat. You’ll learn about the fragile ecosystem of this area including the wildlife and local water birds.

Note, this component is weather permitting due to the dirt road. If the road is closed, you will visit Granite Gorge instead. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Courtesy return transfers
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Naturlist Guide
  • Small group size (up to 16)
  • Chillagoe Caves tour
  • Balancing Rock
  • Chillagoe Smelters
  • Morning Tea
  • Delicious Aussie Lunch
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cairns 6:50am
  • Cairns Northern Beaches 6:30am
  • Port Douglas 6:00am
Departure Instructions
  • Be ready and waiting at the front of your accommodation at the communicated time. A 100 per cent cancellation fee will apply if you fail to board the vehicle at the allocated time.
  • If passengers are staying in a location other than Cairns CBD, the Northern Beaches, or Port Douglas, they can drive themselves to the pickup point at the Canopy’s Edge Bus Stop at the bottom of the Kuranda Range. There is no transfer fee for this option.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Chillagoe Town
  • Chillagoe Caves
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

6:50am (approx) from Cairns - returns 6:30pm (approx)
6:30am (approx) from Northern Beaches - returns 6:30pm (approx)
6:00am (approx) from Port Douglas - returns 7:30pm (approx) - Return Transfers from Port Douglas or Thala Beach, payable on board to the driver.

Duration

12 hours approx

What to Bring
  • Closed footwear
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Cash or credit card
Available for Purchase / Hire

Transfers available from Turtle Cove, Thala Beach Resort and Port Douglas for an additional cost

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Due to the Chillagoe Cave component of this tour, guests must be able to negotiate steps, inclines and narrow walkways. This tour is not suited to guest in wheelchairs.
  • The Chillagoe Caves are not stroller, walking frame or crutches friendly.
Child Policy
  • 0-14yrs child rates apply including infants. Baby seats are available on request - Must be requested at time of booking
  • All children on tour must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

 

 

 

 

Day Tour: cancellations received within 48 hours are subject to no refund. Also includes any no shows. Any tour date changes must be made with at least 48 hours’ notice.

Additional Information
  • You may want to bring a light coat or jumper when touring in the winter months
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change vehicle type or arrange an alternative carrier if the numbers in a group are insufficient. The operator reserves the right to alter the tour or itinerary of schedules to another operator if necessary. No refund will be given in these circumstances or in the event of any delay, curtailment or alteration of a tour resulting from any cause including severe weather, road conditions or mechanical failure.
  • The operator cannot guarantee pick-up or drop-off times and are not liable for passenger failure to connect with other services. Whilst the operator will make every effort to safe guard its clients and their belongings the operator cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to events which are beyond the operator’s control.
  • The operator reserves the right to apply a fuel charge of $20.00 per person (children exempt) which is payable in addition to the tour cost.
  • All tours are subject to weather and road conditions, alternative routes will be taken.
  • Travel Insurance is not included.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Business
Eco Green Travel Leader

Tour Code: 69

Prices From

au$205

Live Availability - Book Now

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$175.00
Family: au$695.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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