Chillagoe is a town and locality in northern Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Mareeba (between 2008 and 2013, it was within the Tablelands Region). It was once a thriving mining town for a range of minerals, but is now reduced to a small zinc mine and some marble quarries. In the 2011 census, Chillagoe had a population of 192 people. Just out of town is the Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park containing limestone caves. There are between 600 and 1,000 caves in the Chillagoe-Mungana area. The caves, the spectacular karst landscape and the mining and smelting history are the main tourist attractions to the region. It has been stated by leading geologist Professor Ian Plimer that the Chillagoe region has the most diverse geology in the world.

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Our Picks on what to Do in Chillagoe QLD

Wullumba Art Site

Balancing Rock

Chillagoe Ranger-guided Cave Tours

Weir chillagoe

Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park QLD

Tom Prior Ford Museum

Our Picks on where to Stay in Chillagoe QLD

Chillagoe Guest House

Chillagoe Cockatoo Hotel Motel

Chillagoe Observatory and Eco Lodge

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Chillagoe QLD

Chillagoe Gallery 29

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Community Services  

Chillagoe Hub Information Centre
21-23 Queen Street,

Mareeba Shire Council
65 Rankin Street,

Chillagoe Police Station QLD
King Street,

Chillagoe Library
21-23 Queen Street,

Chillagoe Primary Health Centre
21 Hospital Avenue,

Location Information 

  • Population: 192
  • State electorate(s): Cook
  • Federal Division(s): Kennedy
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Mareeba QLD 4880 (144 km, 1 hr 45 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Chillagoe QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.