Cairns only Outback in a Day Tour! Explore the Chillagoe Caves, Granite Gorge and other highlights of Tropical North Queensland on this full-day tour from Cairns.
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Departs from: approximately 6.30am from Cairns, Palm Cove, Beaches and Port Douglas. (note: Port Douglas transfers an additional $82pp min. 2 passengers)
Returns: approximately 6pm
Your day starts by being met by your local eco-accredited guide for the day. Once all your group have been picked up it's off to the Outback, spotting wildlife along the way!
Skybury Coffee Plantation:
First stop is the picturesque Skybury Coffee Plantation for morning tea. The perfect mid-morning pick-me-up! Sit back and relax with your group as you sip on local coffee and tea and enjoy a delicious sweet treat. Explore the gift shop and historical coffee machinery and take in the breathtaking views.
Now that you are caffeinated and happy, we head to the Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park where you will be met by a local guide for your Chillagoe Caves tour. Take a step back in time and be inspired by the knowledge of your guide as you learn all about these fossilized remains of the ancient coral reefs some 400 - 420 million years old!
Chillagoe Smelter Ruins:
Here we delve into the history of the historic Chillagoe Copper Smelters.
Go on a walk through the rock formations to Balancing Rock for an iconic photo opportunity. Balancing Rock is a spectacular limestone outcrop.
Aboriginal Rock Art:
See Aboriginal Rock Art with your guide.
Get your Aussie on, at this 100-year-old classic Aussie Pub for lunch. Enjoy a main meal and a beverage and write a message on the pub wall!
Explore Granite Gorge Nature Park and get up close to wallabies and see them in their natural habitat.
Return Transfer times:
As we are in a tropical environment, wear comfortable clothes and flat closed in shoes - no thongs (flip flops) and no high heels! If you do not have closed in shoes you may not be allowed in the Caves due to safety reasons and the decision of National Parks. In winter you will need to take a light coat.