Tucked away a couple of hundred kilometres west of Cairns is the small town of Chillagoe. The rainforest and the wet tropics quickly disappear and you are into dry country with lots of rocks and dust. Once a bustling smelting town, it is now much quieter. Don’t make the mistake however of thinking because there is no hustle and bustle there is nothing to do. Quite the opposite.
Play golf, go swimming, explore the smelting history, go caving or take a cool ale at one of the pubs. No need to set an alarm, the galah chorus will get you up on time. You can easily check the weather before your planned activities too!