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Outback/Chillagoe

Cairns is very well known for the Reef and Rainforest, but we also have tours that travel inland from Cairns to some amazing outback regions. With a vast array of unique places to visit including old forgotten mining towns, Herberton, Mount Mulligan and Chillagoe Caves just to name a few.

Adventure North - 1 Day Cooktown 4WD Tour (Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive)


Rates from: $530

Cooktown is one of Australia's most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia's great last frontiers between "outback" and modern Australia. Adventure North Australia operate 4WD tours from Cairns as either a Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive option.  Drive/Fly option - You will travel between Cairns and Cooktown via Cape Tribulation through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Experience the Bloomfield track, inclusive of water crossings and amazing scenery.  Fly/Drive option - You will travel via the Mulligan Highway.  This is the Outback of Far North Queensland. If you enjoy history, botany, adventure, getting off the beaten track, seeing the rainforest and/or the outback, or 4 wheel driving then this is the trip for you.  

 

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Billy Tea Safaris - Chillagoe Caves and Outback 4WD Tour


Rates from: $205

Billy Tea Safaris will take you on an unforgettable day tour of the Chillagoe Caves and Australian Outback. You will travel in a customized 4WD drive vehicle.  Engage in a fully guided tour of the Chillagoe Caves  (which is the primary highlight of the trip) to marvel at their natural wonder.  Later in the day you move onto a great location known as Granites Gorge, here you can hand feed the rock wallabies that come out in the afternoon for a feed. After this gorgeous local experience you return down the Kuranda Range back to Cairns.  A great full day tour which includes lunch at a genuine outback pub.

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Cape Tribbin Overnight


Rates from: $289

A locally owned company offering a very different tour to the Daintree National Park/Cape Tribulation region as an overnght tour. Your tour starts with visiting an 'outback' location to hand feed rock wallabies & see giant termite mounds before heading up to the rainforests of Cape Tribulation. The same guide stays over night & remains with the group the whole time. This is the only Cape Trib overnight tour offering these unique feature. Instead of visiting the tourisity central part of Mossman Gorge they take you to a tributary creek within the Mossman area for a swim, plus Emmagen Creek right in the heart of Cape Tribulation. Your guide will walk you through the rainforest to locations well known for spotting the rare and endangered Southern West Cassowary living in its native environment. Naturally nature does not offer any guaranteed sightings but at least you will be increasing your chances on the day.

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ER Cairns Motorcycle Hire and Tours


Rates from: $140

A local motorcycle company offering a large range options from chauffeured rides, self drive tours, trail bike hire & tours and straight Harley bike hire.

Riders and passengers must wear eye protection, enclosed shoes, long trousers and sunscreen.

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Nautilus - Mount Mulligan - Historical Outback Experience


Rates from: $1200

Beyond the Tablelands and over outback terrain, be transported to one of the most fascinating periods of Australian History. 160km west of Cairns, arrive at Mount Mulligan Station – a working cattle station rich in Australian and Dreamtime history.  Be welcomed by the 18km sandstone ridge that is Mount Mulligan. Larger than Uluru, its majestic beauty is Mother Nature at her best. Mined for coal, rushed for gold and farmed for cattle, guest experiences include tours of the old township, historic cemetery and mine ruins, plus a stop at the historical Tyrconnell mine. 

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Tailored Charter Flights


The most unique ways to see remote parts of our fantastic regions is by various small light aircraft that can capacity 3 passengers, 6 passengers and 9 passengers each.

If you want to visit areas that would normally take two, three or more days they can all be reduced to a day tour if all conditions are met. These conditions include minimum numbers of passengers, weather permitting, pilot and aircraft availability as well as tours and/or accommodation availablity at your location of choice.

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Undara Lava Tubes One Day Tour (AA)


Rates from: $740

Undara is an amazing must see location, the underground lava tube system spans over 160kms of the entire 615km property and were created 190,000 years ago. Yet due to the 4.5 hour drive each way many people do not have time to spare to self drive and stay a night or two. This private charter flight is the perfect solution.

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Unique Aboriginal Rock Art Tour Day Tour


Rates from: $280

Meet with your guide in the township of Laura. From there be taken by your guide to a remote location to view authentic aboriginal rock art at a site known as the Magnificent Gallery. Home to over 450 art works, 2 phases of art periods and amazing natural rock escarpment viewing.

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Unique Aboriginal Rock Art Tour Overnight Tour


Rates from: $790

Experience authentic aborginal rock art on a 4WD trip with a true indigenous guide. Access remote areas to view The Magnificent Gallery which is home to 2 phases of art periods and over 450 art pieces. Learn the history of the European Gold Rush in the region in its era and visit the grave site of the man who started it.

Enjoy a swim in a local creek, camp under the stars, enjoy cooked meals, experience Australian billy tea and damper. Experience views of Red Bluff and outback escarpment

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Unique Dinosaur Fossil Tour 3 Days (EAT)


Rates from: $1875

Leaving at mid day on day one and returning mid aftertoon on day three this unique tour offers a once in a lifetime experience. Starting with a transfer from Cairns to the regional Mareeba airport, boarding a personalised charter flight to remote town of Winton. Which is now famous for a legendary dinosaur trail, stay the night to absorb outback country hospitality at a local motel. Wake up to an incredible dessert sunrise to be collected for the tour to the dinosaur trail. After your once in a lifetime experience you will head back to the motel to stay and second night and by now you will have made friends with the locals. Day three you depart Winton in the morning, have another scenic flight back to Mareeba and will be transferred back to Cairns. 

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