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Chillagoe Caves and Outback Day Trip from Cairns

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

    pick up from the Cairns area

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Experience Wallaby's in the wild, learn about their characteristics and you may even have the opportunity to hand feed the wallabies. Please be aware this is at the discretion of the animal and is not a guaranteed experience.

    Duration: 45 minutes

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

    Explore the Chillagoe Caves

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Morning Tea at Skybury Cafe

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cairns hotels
    Departure Time
    6:50 AM
    11h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch at an Aussie pub
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • National Park Cave and Smelter Tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Cairns area only)
    • Tropical Fruit Tasting
    • Entry/Admission - Granite Gorge Nature Park
    • Entry/Admission - Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Skybury Cafe & Roastery
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • 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 or stroller accessible
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This full day trip out of Cairns is totally worth it. First stop at Skybury coffee plantation was great, lovely hot drink and cake. We then visited the caves, saw some rock art, visited an old smelter and got to experience a taste of the...More

    Thank RhondaR887
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for a wonderful day in the outback. My personal highlights were the drive to Chillagoe, the diverse change in scenery and the rocky granite and limestone outcrops. A unique and amazing part of Australia. I loved it. Thanks Gavin for being such a great...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank konnie2018
    Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

    This is a great day out with a top guide ( Finlay, Fin for short ), you travel through all aspects of Australian bush from costal rainforests and into the typical inland savanna, you get to taste locally grown coffee in a fantastic setting. Lunch...More

    Thank morganl640
    steph_kennelly, General Manager at Billy Tea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Morgan, thanks for your great review! We are so happy to hear you had a fabulous day. The Chillagoe Caves really are the highlight of this tour, and the local guide knowledge is informative and also a lot of fun. Thanks so much and...More

    Reviewed 31 August 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed this day tour. All places visited were great. Thoroughly enjoyed the Chillagoe Caves and would love to revisit and see more in the future. Driver, vehicle and service all excellent.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank cameronlyn
    steph_kennelly, Manager at Billy Tea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2019

    Thanks for your great review! We are glad to hear you had a great time :)

    Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

    Highly recommend this trip! Gavin was a wonderful guide - very personable, knowledgeable, and passionate about the natural environment. The caves are really cool - I only wish we could have spent more time exploring them. The drive is long, but that is the reality...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TanAnnB
    steph_kennelly, Manager at Billy Tea Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

    Hi there, Thank you so much for your fabulous review! Gavin is just the best isn't he - I had the best day travelling with you guys as well :) My favourite part was the caves as well - it's just the perfect temperature this...More

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    • Languages Offered: English
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