Coronavirus (COVID-19) update. Following the announcements made by the Australian and state governments, the majority of attractions and experiences are now temporarily closed. Please avoid all non-essential travel and follow all the recommendations from health experts to protect you and your family from COVID-19. Take care and stay safe.
Back to search
Add to favorites

Chillagoe Caves and Outback Day Tour

With this great value 4WD tour from Cairns to the wonderful Chillagoe Caves, you'll be amazed by towering limestone pillars, Aussie wildlife and more!


Mareeba Wetlands Cruise
Viewing birdlife and wildlife
Township of Chillagoe
Lunch at an Outback Pub
Limestone formations and caves
Small and personalised group

What you need to know

With this great value 4WD tour from Cairns to the wonderful Chillagoe Caves, you'll be amazed by the limestone towers and fossilised remains we'll encounter along the way, with natural formations that have to be seen to be believed! Featuring an entertaining off-road adventure that will have you seeing the likes of Emus, Kangaroos, Frill Necked Lizards and more along the way, you'll visit such regional highlights as the Mareeba Wetlands which is also the destination for morning tea and the scenic cruise.

Crossing the Great Divide, we'll venture into the Aussie outback, taking a step back through time into quaint historic towns and enjoying a delicious lunch at an Aussie Outback Pub. From here, we head to the Chillagoe Caves themselves, where you'll be able to witness the spectacular limestone remains of ancient coral reefs. With all this and more (see below), you'll come away with some impressive memories of one of North Queensland's more hidden gems - so book online today!

More info


  • Chillagoe Caves and Outback Tour
  • Environmentalist driver/guide
  • Courtesy pick up and return
  • Air-conditioned 4WD vehicles
  • Morning & Afternoon tea
  • Delicious Aussie Pub Lunch
  • Chillagoe Caves tour


  • Extra transfer charges apply from Port Douglas and this is payable on the day of your tour


  • Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Tour of the Smelters
  • Viewing birdlife & wildlife
  • Granite Gorge
  • Historic mining town of Chillagoe

Hotel Pick Up

  • Courtesy hotel transfers are provided for this tour/activity. Please select your hotel or pick up location from the list above to ensure you are picked up at the correct location. If you are yet to arrange a hotel, or your hotel or pick up location is not listed, select the "Pick up to be advised" option from the list above, and you will need to contact the local tour operator prior to the travel date to confirm a pick up location and time. Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation voucher with the contact details of the local supplier for this tour/activity

Tour Times

  • Tours depart on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from Cairns at approximately 6.50am and returns at 6.30pm. Additional transfers charges apply from Northern Beaches accommodation and Port Douglas

What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Extra batteries & memory cards
  • Water bottle
  • Extra cash for cold drinks souvenirs or an ice-cream

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothes as you are in the tropics, and the outback in winter you will need to take a light coat
  • Flat comfortable shoes closed in
  • No thongs and ladies no high heels as there is uneven ground and you will be in the outback and they aren’t allowed to be worn in the Caves

Booking Information

  • Hotel pick up information is required to confirm the booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change due to weather and road conditions
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Chillagoe Caves and Outback Day Tour

2/287 Draper St, Parramatta Park, QLD 4870