• 1 Day Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Certain City Hotels Pick Up
  • Lunch Included

Billy Tea Safaris – Chillagoe Caves & Outback Day Tour

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See the spectacular scenery of Chillagoe Caves and outback Australia with this amazing full day tour!

Your fantastic day tour begins with a 4WD vehicle picking you up from your accommodation in Cairns CBD, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas (additional cost) early in the morning. You'll ascend the McAllister Ranges and head to your first stop at Skybury Coffee Plantation for a morning tea. Then you'll come to the famous Chillagoe Caves and delve into the history of the Chillagoe copper smelters. You'll have a wonderful lunch at a true Australian Outback Pub built back at the turn of the century. 

After lunch, set off on the road for your guided Chillagoe Cave tour to take a step back in time to millions of years ago. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insight and explain the fossilized remains of the ancient coral reefs that are some 400 - 420 million years old. You'll then visit the Aboriginal Rock Art and the Balancing Rock. Be sure to check out the unique gift shop for some gifts of Chillagoe marble and local Aboriginal Art.

After the cave tour, you'll head back towards the east coast, stopping at Dimbulah for a comfort stop. Wrapping your day up with a visit to the Granite Gorge, to feed the wallabies and enjoy some tropical fruit tasting. 

Get ready for your journey back in time and see the wildness of outback - book with us today!

Assembling arrangement:
  • This tour includes transfers from certain hotels in the Cairns CBD area and Northern Beaches, please enter your hotel name when booking.

  • Pick-up from Port Douglas is available with an additional $95 per person transfer fee (pay to the driver, price may vary).

  • Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.

  • Child ticket: Ages 0 - 14 years

  • Children are welcome on the tour, however we do not recommend younger children taking part in this tour due to the duration and physical nature of this tour.

  • Tour time: 6:50 am - 7:00 pm (from Cairns), 6:45 am - 7:00 pm (from Northern Beaches), 6:00 am - 7:30 pm (from Port Douglas) (time may vary)

  • This tour departs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tour does not operate Good Friday, 17 July or Christmas Day.

  • A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour. There are stairs, some uneven ground and will take an hour to walk through the cave system at a slow pace.

  • Thongs and high heels are not allowed on this tour.

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • For the safety of all passengers, itineraries may be changed or run in reverse at the discretion of the operator due to weather and possible road closures and not all destinations may be reached.

What to bring:

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Enclosed shoes

  • Warm clothes in cooler months

  • Water bottle

  • Camera

  • Cash

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please print the voucher and present it on the day of the tour.
  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 5% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 5-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 4 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Is there Wifi connection?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there is no wifi in the vehicles and mobile reception is often quite difficult due to the remoteness of the area. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Hilary
  • Q:What kind of fitness level is needed for this tour?
    A:Hi there, thank you for you question. A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour. There are stairs, some uneven ground and will take an hour to walk through the cave system at a slow pace. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Sandy

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