Chillagoe Caves Australian Outback Tour

Chillagoe Caves tour explores the outback from Far North Queensland.



  • Travel off the beaten track down exclusive 4WD back roads
  • Visit Skybury coffee plantation
  • Australian wildlife spotting
  • Pass through historic mining ghost towns and small outback communities
  • Visit the local Aboriginal Rock Art and Balancing Rock
  • Find fossils in ancient limestone casts at Chillagoe
  • Explore the famous Chillagoe Caves
  • View the once booming Chillagoe smelter ruins
  • Outback Aussie lunch in 100-year-old pub
  • Feed the wallabies at Granite Gorge and see local wildlife
  • Small-group tour in a luxury 4WD



Discover the Outback in Far North Queensland

Your day begins 6.45am with pickup from your Cairns accommodation. Then, ascend the McAllister Ranges and head to our first stop at Skybury Coffee Plantation. Next, you will get the chance to look for many different species of bush birds, including Emus, Wedge Tail Eagles, Squatter Pigeons and Kangaroos, and Frilled Neck Lizards.

4WD through the Outback

Board the custom built 4WD vehicle and travel through the back blocks of this wetland area before crossing over the Great Divide and into the Western watershed. You are now in the Australian Outback! Take a step back in time as you travel through historical Australian outback towns.

Now it’s time for a wonderful lunch at a true Australian Outback Pub built back at the turn of the century. After lunch, you will set off to have a look at this historical town on route to your National Parks guided cave tour.

Explore the famous Chillagoe caves

Enjoy an informative guided tour through the Chillagoe caves. Millions of years in the making, the limestone formations and Chillagoe Caves are nothing short of spectacular.

Visit the Aboriginal Rock Art and the Balancing Rock.

On the way home…

After the cave tour, head back towards the east coast. You will visit Granite gorge and get the chance to hand feed rock wallabies.

The tour then returns to Cairns via the Kuranda range. Return to Cairns at approximately 6:30pm.



Courtesy pick up

Morning tea at Skybury coffee

Ranger guided Chillagoe caves

Balancing rock

Outback Aussie lunch at 100 year old pub

Chillagoe smelter ruins

Aboriginal rock art

Tropical fruit tasting

Hand feed the wallabies at Granite Gorge


What to bring

Enclosed footwear. No thongs or high heels



Closed footwear




Cash & credit card


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