Outback Experience with Chillagoe Motel

September 18, 2024 6:30 am
September 21, 2024 6:30 pm
A fair level of mobility is required for the The Undara Lava Tubes tour as it does include around 300 stairs. They are properly constructed and maintained with landings and some rest benches.
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This amazing outback tour is a new package and features a visit to the latest attraction to the region – Talaroo Hot Springs. A four day, three night tour which also has tours of the Chillagoe caves, Undara and Talaroo Hot Springs. This package includes your rail fare, on-tour transfers, accommodation and dinner/breakfast at your overnight accommodation and lunches.

Talaroo is one of only two mound springs in Australia and the only one not fed by the Great Artesian Basin. Talaroo’s mounded travertine terraces and hot springs are unique to Australia. A photographer’s paradise and fascinating fuel to any budding geologist, their connection to Ewamian Traditional Owners go back millennia and they have provided a lifeline throughout human and evolutionary history. Bathing in geothermal mineral waters has long been prized for health and healing as it soothes the mind and body.

Package highlights in brief:

  • Travel on the Savannahlander from Cairns to Einasleigh and Mt Surprise to Cairns.
  • En-suite accommodation in Chillagoe at the Chillagoe Motel.
  • An afternoon tour of the Chillagoe Caves and Town.
  • Two nights en-suited accommodation at Discovery Parks in Mt Surprise.
  • Tour the wonderful Undara Lava Tubes.
  • Tour of Talaroo Hot Springs with an opportunity to soak/swim at the springs.
  • All in-tour bus transfers as required.
  • 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and one line-side morning tea.


Your tour itinerary in more detail:


  • Depart Cairns 6:30am on the Savanahlander and travel up the scenic Kuranda Range stopping for a morning refreshment in Kuranda (at own expense).
  • Lunch at the Railway Hotel at Almaden
  • After lunch a short bus transfer to Chillagoe
  • Tour of the Chillagoe Caves and town history tour
  • Accommodation at the Chillagoe Motel including dinner


  • Breakfast at the Chillagoe Motel
  • Transfer to Almaden
  • Travel on the Savannahlander to Mt Surprise
  • Lineside stop for morning tea
  • Lunch at Mt Surprise
  • Travel on the Savannahlander to Einasleigh
  • Stop at the historic Einasleigh Pub
  • The opportunity to have a short walk and visit the spectacular Copperfield Gorge
  • Bus transfer back to Mt Surprise
  • A stop along the Einasleigh River to boil the billy for afternoon tea
  • Accommodation and dinner at Discovery Parks in Mt Surprise


  • Breakfast at Discovery Parks in Mt Surprise
  • Bus transfer to the Undara Lava Tubes and a walking tour of one of the tubes
  • Lunch is included at the Undara Lava Lodge
  • Transfer to Talaroo Hot Springs for a guided tour and then time to soak in the hot springs and/or enjoy afternoon tea at the cafe (own expense)
  • Accommodation and dinner at Discovery Parks in Mt Surprise


  • Breakfast at Discovery Parks in Mt Surprise
  • Travel on the Savannahlander from Mt Surprise to Cairns
  • Lunch at the Almaden Railway Hotel
  • Afternoon tea at the Dimbulah Railway station with the Dimbulah Historical Society (at own expense)
  • Sunset travel down the scenic Kuranda Range arriving in Cairns at approximately 6:30pm