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Billy Tea Safaris 1 day Chillagoe Outback Tour - Daintree and Cape Tr
Billy Tea Safaris 1 day Chillagoe Outback Tour
Departs : 7:00 am - Mon, Wed and Fri - Cairns
Returns : 6:30 pm - Mon, Wed and Fri - Cairns

Small personalised tours with expert guides!

Billy Tea Safaris is a family owned company offering personalized day tours to the interesting Chillagoe Outback, in comfortable air conditioned 4WD buses. With only 16 passengers on board and an experienced Naturalist guide showing you the best of this World class area, you won't be disappointed.

Billy Tea Safaris is a small locally owned tour operator, which operates small personalized tours with custom built 4WD vehicles. Your naturalist guides have extensive knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the area as well as Aboriginal culture, ensuring your day leaves you with memories to last a lifetime.

Billy Teas 1 day Chillagoe Outback Tour Features:
  • Courtesy bus transfers to/from your accommodation, in Cairns/Northern Beaches/Port Douglas
  • Air conditioned 4WD buses
  • Informative Naturalist tour guide
  • Small groups - 16 max
  • Lunch at traditional Australian pub
  • Mt Uncle Distillery (at own cost)
  • Cave tour
  • National Park fees

Billy Teas Safari 1 Day Chillagoe Outback Tour Itinerary

Your day begins when your accredited guide meets you at your accommodation in Cairns. After introductions all round, you will ascend the beautiful McAllister Ranges, heading West through dirt tracks via the little town of Biboorha. Enjoy some wildlife watching as you look for many different species, native to the area, including Emus, Wedge Tail Eagles, Squatter Pigeons Kangaroos and Frilled Neck Lizards. Your first stop is Mareeba Wetlands, where you'll enjoy morning tea and a 20 minute cruise on an environmentally friendly and quiet electric boat. This is a magnificent setting where you can see the giant lotus lilies up close and also many different water birds as well. You'll learn about the fragile ecosystem of this wonderful reserve and also witness the rare Gouldian Finch breeding programme.

From here, back on board your custom built 4WD vehicle and travel through the back blocks of this wetland area viewing Wallabies, Emus and other wildlife and further along the agricultural paddocks of this fertile area, where you'll have a chance to see, Paw Paw, Lychee, Longen and Mangoes. Over the Great Divide and into the Western watershed, you're now officially in the Australian Outback. Tours may sometimes have to take the wet weather alternative from the Wetlands when the road is impassible, where instead you'll visit Granite Gorge. Take a step back in time as you travel through historical towns and rolling hills, rich in minerals they're eventually giving way to towering limestone karsts scattered around the Chillagoe Township.

Next stop are the remains of the once mighty smelters to ponder what it was like working there. Time for a wonderful lunch at a true Australian Outback Pub, built back at the turn of the Century, before setting off to have a look at this historical town on route to the National Park guided Cave Tour. Take a step back in time and be inspired by the knowledge of your guide, as he explains about the fossilized remains of the ancient coral reefs some 4 million years old. Explore hidden limestone labyrinths giving a portal to a lost world, just like our own Great Barrier Reef. This was once the inland sea.

After the cave tour, head back towards the East coast, stopping at the Mt Uncle Distillery - the only Distillery North of Bundaberg. Here, you'll have the time to enjoy a wonderful Devonshire tea or a cold beer or wine in Bridges Cafe (at own cost). This beautiful rustic Cafe is made of recyclable timber from the old Walsh River Bridge which was built back at the turn of the century. Perhaps you may wish to indulge in the liqueur or spirit tasting of their international award wining spirits and liqueurs (also at your own cost). The Mt Uncle Distillery is also nestled at the foothill of Mt Uncle, hence where the name came from, which was named after the Uncle of one of the early explorers of the Atherton Tablelands 'John Atherton'. This lovely property is also a rich Agriculture area where they locally grow lady finger bananas, avocados and macadamia nuts.

The tour then returns back down the range arriving back in Cairns at approximately 6.30pm, when you'll be dropped back toy your accommodation.

Please ensure that you wear closed in footwear for the cave tour. Flip flops and high heels are not suitable for this tour.

BOOK WITH US TODAY! CALL 1800 550 751 OR (07) 4948 0933 IF LOCAL

  Persons Product    
  Adult AU $215.00 pp  
  Child - 0 to 14 years old AU $160.00 pp  
  Family - 2 adults and 2 children AU $625.00 pf  
  Senior AU $205.00 pp  
  prices valid 31/3/15  

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