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Chillagoe Caves and Outback Day Trip from Cairns

Billy Tea Bush Safaris

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The only Outback Full-Day Tour from Cairns and Port Douglas! Explore the Chillagoe Caves, Granite Gorge and other gems of the Australian Outback on a full-day tour from Cairns. With a naturalist guide, you'll travel by 4WD vehicle through the McAllister Ranges, the Great Dividing Range and the Australian Outback while listening to informative commentary about the region’s wildlife, history and Aboriginal culture. Tour Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park, drive near the wetlands to spot Australian native wildlife, see historic mining towns, and enjoy morning tea at the local Skybury Coffee Plantation and lunch at a 100-year-old Chillagoe Pub during this small-group tour limited to 14 people.

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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

Additional Information

  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • 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

  • Port Douglas transfers (min 2 people, contact reservations after booking to confirm)

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time
6:30 AM

11 hours 30 minutes

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Billy Tea Bush Safaris in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.