1 Day Chillagoe Caves and Cairns Outback Day Tour (#276)

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Cairns Highlands & Outback » 1 Day Chillagoe Caves and Cairns Outback Day Tour (#276)

Type: Tours - Atherton Tablelands and Cairns Highlands

Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions all round, we’ll ascend the McAllister Ranges and head west through Mareeba embarking on a remarkable journey back to prehistoric times, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Departure Dates : Departs from Cairns hotels at around 7am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a minimum of four people and other days by request with a minimum of 8 people. On scheduled days the minimum number of people per trip required is 4, the maximum per trip is 14. Return time to Cairns is around 7pm. It is a good idea to book this tour in advance.

How to book: You can book online by clicking on the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. A 25% deposit payment is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable on the day of the tour to the driver guide. Your ticket will be emailed back to you within a short time (during business hours) of receiving your booking request and deposit payment.

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Your naturalist guide will meet you at  your accommodation and after introductions all round, we’ll ascend the McAllister Ranges and head west through Mareeba embarking on a remarkable journey back to prehistoric times, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.  Our first stop is Mareeba Wetlands for morning tea and a twenty minute cruise in an environmentally friendly and quiet electric boat.  Birdlife is plentiful on the wetlands.  From here we travel through the back blocks of this wetland area viewing wallabies, emus and other wildlife and then along the irrigated agricultural paddocks of this fertile area, eventually crossing over the Great Divide and into the Western watershed.  Travel through historical towns and rolling hills rich in minerals eventually giving way to towering limestone karsts scattered around Chillagoe. 

Here we delve into the history of the 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….. Now it’s time for a wonderful lunch and scrumptious salad before setting off for our National Parks cave tour.  The fossilized remains of the ancient coral reefs with hidden limestone labyrinths give a portal to a lost world just like our own Great Barrier Reef.  Millions of years in the making, the limestone formations are nothing short of spectacular.

After the cave tour, we head back towards the east coast, stopping for a comfort stop along the way. The tour then returns back down the range to Cairns.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour as there are steps into the caves.

The tour may be closed or itinerary changed due to the wet  season where conditions may close roads and access to the caves.

Features & Inclusions

  • Small Personalised Groups Max 14 passengers per vehicle
  • Visit Mareeba Wetlands enjoy a 20min boat cruise & morning tea
  • Experience off the beaten track roads and view many different species of birds and wildlife.
  • Experience the real Australian Outback, step back into the history books with turn of the century mining towns
  • Visit the old Lappa Junction (Pub with no beer)
  • Australian Pub lunch - historic Chillagoe Pub
  • Guided Chillagoe Cave Tour and Chillagoe Smelters
  • Accredited Guides Electric Boat cruise on the Mareeba Wetlands

Specials & Packages

Special Pensioner Rate $220

Price: $230.00
Valid until: 31st Mar 2018

  • Special Offer for holders of Australian Pensioner Concessions Cards
  • $230.00

* Conditions may apply

Rates and Tariffs

2017-18 Season
1st Apr 2017 to 31st Mar 2018
Chillagoe Caves Outback Tour $240.00 adult
$185.00 per child
$705.00 family
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

* All prices are inclusive of GST and in Australian Dollars ($AUD)

Booking Information

Departure Dates : Departs from Cairns hotels at around 7am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a minimum of four people and other days by request with a minimum of 8 people. On scheduled days the minimum number of people per trip required is 4, the maximum per trip is 14. Return time to Cairns is around 7pm.

How to book: You can book online by clicking on the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. A 25% deposit payment is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable on the day of the tour to the driver guide. Your ticket will be emailed back to you within a short time (during business hours) of receiving your booking request and deposit payment.

Returns to Cairns hotels at around 7.00pm.

Pickup or Departure Point Details:
Complimentary pick up and return to your accommodation in Cairns.

Notes:
Please advise of any special dietary requirements.
Please note that an environmental fee and fuel levy may apply.

Booking Policy

Please advise the following:
The name of your Holiday Accommodation and/ or a mobile telephone contact in case the tour director can't find you. We also book accommodation at the best locally available rates so if we can help you with that, please let us know.

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