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Undara Lava Tubes | Chillagoe Caves | 1 Night Flying Tour

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Ultimate Outback Air Tour

From

au$3,710.00

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

Tour Code: 326

  • This is the ultimate private charter air tour from Cairns to Undara Lava Tubes and Chillagoe Caves
  • The flight from Cairns allows you to see the contrast of the Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforest and savannah land all merging together as fly over the top
  • This private charter ultimate outback tour is for nature lovers, people who have an interest in geology, and those that wish to see the true Australian outback 
  • Exploring the worlds oldest and longest volcanic lava tubes during the day and on a night tour

From Cairns, enjoy a private charter scenic flight to Undara Lava tubes and stay overnight in a restored railway carriage. Enjoy lava tube tours in the afternoon and evening and the next morning fly to Chillagoe to see the amazing caves in the Australian outback

After being picked up from your Cairns accommodation or Superyacht, you will enjoy a private charter scenic flight with one of our highly experienced airplane pilots who will provide enlightening commentary as we fly over the Atherton Tablelands to the great Australian outback to visit the Undara Lava tubes and the Chillagoe Caves on a two day and 1 night outback Queensland experience tour.

Undara Lava Tubes National Park

On the first day we fly in to see the worlds oldest and longest volcanic lava tubes at the award winning Undara National Park where you can enjoy nature trails or perhaps spot native animals by opting for the Wildlife At Sunset Tour.

Kangaroos, wallabies or cockatoos may be seen on dusk and you can watch for the nightly exodus of microbats from the lava tubes.

Savour authentic country fare by buying dinner at Fettler’s Iron Pot Bistro then join in the fun of games and story-telling around the campfire.

Spend your first night in the outback in a restored railway carriage and awake to a bush breakfast (optional extra) before exploring the amazing lava tubes on a fully-guided tour.

After a bush breakfast, explore the awesome Undara Lava Tubes by day before we return to the air and begin our scenic flight to Chillagoe Caves.

Chillagoe Caves

Upon landing at Chillagoe we will be collected from the airstrip and begin our tour of the historic mining town of Chillagoe and its famous caves.

We begin with a refreshing morning tea and then join our tour of the famous limestone caves with our caving guide.

Undara Lava Tubes Private Charter Tour Experience

The award-winning Undara Lava Tube Experience is your private charter flight destination. 

Set in the Undara National Park, it is run by outback people who are both knowledgeable and friendly, and who kindly share their stories as well as their hospitality.

You can choose to relax by the pool, enjoy nature trails or perhaps spot native Australian animals by opting for the fascinating Wildlife At Sunset Tour.

Kangaroos, wallabies or cockatoos may be seen and watch for the nightly exodus of microbats from a lava tube.

Savour authentic country fare by buying dinner at Fettler’s Iron Pot Bistro then join in the fun of games and story-telling around the campfire.

Rustic Overnight Accommodation at Undara National Park

Your accommodation at Undara offers another unique experience.

Retire to your own restored 19th century railway carriage, a most charming and award-winning signature style of accommodation.

Set along the original Cobb & Co coach road and parked under the shade of eucalypts, the train carriages are surrounded by native landscaping, attracting visits by native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and kookaburras.

Refurbished in January 2016, each carriage has an ensuite and shares a deck.

There’s also the option of upgrading to the premium Pioneer Huts, which are set nearby in savannah woodland.

Offering modern conveniences including air-conditioning, they also feature private bathrooms and a veranda.

Day 2 Explore Undara Lava Tubes

Following a hearty Aussie bush breakfast round the campfire (another optional extra), visit what’s believed to be the world’s longest lava tube system.

Via  boardwalks, pathways and stairs you can comfortably access Undara’s marvels.

View the extraordinary islands of primordial rainforest resulting from the eruption of the Undara Volcano over 190,000 years ago.

The guided half-day tour will enhance your geology knowledge.

Following the lava tube visit, hike to scenic lookouts or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool and enjoy authentic local country fare when you buy lunch before embarking on your next scenic air tour to Chillagoe Caves. 

Day 2 Fly from Undara to Chillagoe Caves

This private charter air tour caters for a minimum of two people or more making it a unique and personalised tour and a perfect choice for couples travelling together as well as small groups and families.

In addition, your highly experienced personal pilot also doubles as a tour guide, providing enlightening and historical commentary.

Your scenic flight offers spectacular red earth and savannah lands sprinkled with termite mounds in the Queensland outback

Chillagoe Caves Tour

Stunning limestone caves are your first stop. Here at Chillagoe Caves, you can opt for a guided tour of magnificent stalactites and stalagmites.

Believed to have been formed around 400 million years ago, the area around Chillagoe was then a shallow sea which time, water and erosion have carved into today’s amazing cave system.

The Chillagoe Caves ranger will explain more about these magnificent limestone caves and their inhabitants as well as Chillagoe’s interesting history and evolution.

Stop at the Balancing Rock for a great photo opportunity and see the historic mining smelter before departing for the delightful scenic flight back to Cairns.

Scenic Flight Chillagoe to Cairns

More amazing sky touring awaits! Soon after take-off from Chillagoe Caves you’ll pass over the red savannah lands of this outback mining town and see remnants of towns and vast outback cattle stations.

Your return journey to Cairns may also fly you past Queensland’s highest town, highest road and the soaring peaks of its highest mountains, including Mt Bartle Frere at 1622 metres.

Dependant on weather and flight paths at the time we may even fly over sections of the Great Barrier Reef.

Once we are on the ground you will be transfered back to your accommodation.

See more bespoke private charter flying tours of Australia.

Included In Price

  • Min 2 guests
  • All flights, fees and charges.
  • Undara Lava Tubes :- Undara airstrip transfers, Twin-Double Undara Train Carriage Accommodation, Wind Tunnel Explorer Tour or Wildlife at Sunset Tour
  • Chillagoe Caves:- Airstrip transfers, morning tea, Trezkinn Cave Tour
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

Prepare for departure on day 1 at approximately 1.00pm flight time

Departure Instructions

As per private charter agreement

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations
  • Undara Lava Tubes National Park
  • North Queensland Outback
  • Chillagoe Caves
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day
Note during the months of the Green Season there are limited services end October to 1st March - No accommodation, Limited tours - 1 hour tube tour, Bat emergence tour

Duration

Two days, one night
approx. 27hr 40min

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Upgrade from train carriage accommodation to pioneer huts
  • Dinner & Breakfast can be purchased at Undara Lava Tubes National Park
  • Pick ups - transfers from hotel or Superyacht
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions

Maximum weight 110kg per person

Additional Information

When to go: anytime, but the dry season is best to see the Queensland highlands from the air, May to November.

  • Camera
  • Strong shoes if you want to explore the walking tracks. (Gym shoes are ok)
  • A good sun hat
  • Your overnight kit in a soft bag of “carry on” size if there are four in your party.
  • Curiosity and a sense of adventure.

Children are welcome as a per the private charter agreement

No refund within 2 weeks of departure

Undara Lava Tubes | Chillagoe Caves | 1 Night Flying Tour

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Ultimate Outback Air Tour

From

au$3,710.00

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

Tour Code: 326

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