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1 Day Tour Chillagoe, Aboriginal Rock Art and  Australian Outback

- from Cairns

From AUD $179

Must do

All year

Wildlife, Nature



What you need to Know?

Start Location:

pick up from Cairns (free) and optionally from Palm Cove, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas (extra fee)

Departure Time:

from 6:45am (Cairns)

Return Time:

6:30pm (Cairns)


12 hours


  • Accompanied by a certified driver-guide throughout the day
  • Morning Tea at Skybury Coffee Plantation with coffee or tea and a morning tea snack
  • Guided National Parks Chillagoe Cave tour
  • National Park Fees covered for all sites: Chillagoe Smelter Ruins, Aboriginal Rock Art, Balancing Rock, Chillagoe-Mungana Caves
  • Entry/Admission to Granite Gorge to see wallabies
  • Travel in an air-conditioned custom-built 4WD vehicle
  • Lunch at an Aussie pub
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from Cairns
  • Tax (GST)


Join our exclusive 1 Day Outback Tour from Cairns to Chillagoe, where you’ll explore ancient Aboriginal Rock Art and encounter other fascinating highlights!

This adventure is your gateway to discovering the hidden treasures of Tropical North Queensland. Begin your journey with a friendly welcome aboard our air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. As we ascend the McAllister Ranges, keep your eyes peeled for emus, kangaroos, and wedge-tail eagles amidst breathtaking scenery.

Discover Ancient Wonders and Wildlife

Enjoy morning tea at Skybury Coffee Plantation, surrounded by panoramic views. Journey deeper into the Outback, where the landscape transforms into fertile agricultural paddocks dotted with exotic fruits. Cross the Great Divide into the Western watershed, marking your entry into the Australian Outback.

Uncover Rich History and Culture

Delve into the ancient Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park with a knowledgeable local guide. Marvel at limestone formations that date back millions of years, once part of an ancient inland sea. Explore the Chillagoe Smelter Ruins, relics of the region’s mining past, and visit Balancing Rock for an iconic photo opportunity.

Immerse Yourself in Aboriginal Heritage

Encounter Aboriginal Rock Art and hear captivating Dreamtime stories that connect you to the land’s ancient past. Visit Granite Gorge to observe local wallabies up close in their natural habitat, a moment that brings you closer to the heart of this unique Outback ecosystem.

Relax and Enjoy Aussie Outback Hospitality

Savor a hearty Aussie Outback pub lunch at Chillagoe Hotel, where you can unwind, mingle with locals, and shop for unique local treasures. Feel the warmth of hospitality and the thrill of exploring remote, untouched landscapes. Join us on this 1 Day Tour to Chillagoe and Aboriginal Rock Art for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Australia’s Outback!

Explore the marvels of Chillagoe and discover the ancient Aboriginal Rock Art Book your adventure today and create lasting memories!

Why do we love "1 Day Tour Chillagoe, Aboriginal Rock Art and  Australian Outback"


Loic says: Ever imagined strolling through ancient caves adorned with Aboriginal Rock Art? It’s like stepping into a time capsule. But that’s just the start of your adventure. I had the chance to explore Chillagoe’s rugged landscapes, where wildlife wanders freely. It felt like discovering untouched corners of Australia, each moment filled with the thrill of the Outback.



Know Before You Go

What should I bring?

For your 1 Day Tour Chillagoe, Aboriginal Rock Art and Australian Outback  we recommend to bring:

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes and flat shoes or sandals (no thongs)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera/Smartphone
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Raincoat or umbrella in our rainy season (December to March)

What is NOT included?

Don’t worry about a thing! Bring along some extra snacks to keep your energy up throughout the day. Also, consider bringing extra cash or a credit card for drinks, ice cream, or souvenirs along the way.

What else should I know before I go?

Please ensure you are reasonably fit as the tour includes stairs and uneven ground, with the cave exploration lasting about an hour at a leisurely pace.

Keep in mind that the itinerary may change due to weather conditions, road closures, or safety concerns.

Remember to inform of any dietary requirements when booking or at least 48 hours before your travel date.

Tour operator provide baby seats or booster seats upon request for children up to 7 years old; please notify it when booking.

To confirm your booking and for details such as pickup times and dietary needs, please contact our reservations team at 07 4032 0077 at least 48 hours before your travel date.

For pickups from Northern Beaches accommodation, there’s an additional cost of $29 per person. International Coaches will pick you up around 6:45 AM and transfer you to Canopys Edge Bus Stop in Smithfield, where your guide will meet you. Return transfers to Canopys Edge Bus Stop are included, departing around 6:30 PM.

For pickups from Port Douglas accommodation, there’s an additional cost of $99 per person (minimum 2 people). International Coaches will pick you up between 6:00 AM – 6:15 AM and transfer you to the bottom of the Kuranda range, where your guide will meet you. Return transfers are scheduled between 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Please be punctual for your hotel pickup to avoid missing your transfer, as lateness may result in a 100% cancellation fee.

Note that all times provided are approximate, and exact arrival and departure times cannot be guaranteed. The operator is not liable for missed connections or changes in vehicle type or service operation.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • The tour generally depart rain, hail or shine but in the event of extreme weather, tours can be cancelled. You will receive a full refund.
  • If a portion of your tour is cancelled due to weather, this is not refundable.
  • If you decide to cancel your booking or change your plans for any reason not related to weather or unforeseen circumstances, please be aware that a cancellation fee will be applicable in accordance with VANZ Travel’s terms and conditions, which can be found on our website.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours of the tour date are non-refundable.
  • Please be aware that the card fee is non-refundable.

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