Getting There & Away
Chillagoe is 215km west of Cairns and 140km west of Mareeba. The road is almost entirely sealed, bar a few gravel sections past Almaden, the last small town before Chillagoe (30km). Check road conditions after heavy rain. The road between Chillagoe and Mareeba is known as the Wheelbarrow Way, in honour of the early miners who pushed their barrows along the route.
At the time of writing, Chillagoe Bus Service was running between Mareeba (outside the police station) and Chillagoe on Friday only. The bus departs Mareeba at 1pm and Chillagoe at 7.30am.
The Savannahlander train calls in at Almaden and runs transfers to Chillagoe; see the website for the schedule.