Donna Cave, Chillagoe

North Queensland

Donna Cave is one of the 3 caves in Chillagoe managed by the NPWS. Access is only by guided tour with a NPWS Ranger who provides a commentary on the formation and history of the cave.
The cave is well lit and has steel walkways and stairs (approx. 300) throughout.
The stalactites and stalagmites are awesome and the whole experience is well worth the effort.

Getting there

  • 1,834 km (1,140 mi) NW of Brisbane
  • 205 km (127 mi) W of Cairns
  • 140 km (87 mi) W of Mareeba
  • Maps

    Far North Queensland Road Map.

    Route/Trail notes

    A short walk from the carpark up to the entrance of the cave and then a 200 step climb down into the cave with a NPWS ranger guide. 


    $23 adult, Children $11.50 as at 1 April 2013

    Other References

    Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park map


    GPS Tracks

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    Fantastic show cave. Guide was very knowledgeable and the caves were spectacular. I definitely recommend taking the trip out but spending a night in Chillagoe as there's so much to do and explore!

    Alice on 24 Jan, 2015


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