Regional Information

ALMADEN Population: Approx. 30 Standing on the verandah of the pub looking over to the old railway station it is hard to imagine today, that in 1907 over 1000 construction workers were gathered for the building of the Etheridge line. Or, that in 1929, Ernest Atherton, a former Almaden baker and butcher, was appointed to…

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Accommodation Information

ATHERTON BIG4 ATHERTON WOODLANDS TOURIST PARK 141 Herberton Road Atherton QLD 4883 Tel:  (07) 4091 1407 Email:  stay@woodlandscp.com.au Web:  www.woodlandscp.com.au Host:  Patrice Winner of the 2008 Tourism Tropical North QLD Tourist & Caravan Park Award, we are a peaceful Park located 1.5km from town and the perfect place to call home while you explore all that…

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MEMBERS LIST

Cairns Outback Tourism Development Association (COTDA) MEMBERS LIST – 2012 Mary BOLAM – Secretary – Chillagoe Creek Homestead – 4094 7160 Tim Daniel – Chairman – Wilderness Exp[editions – 4096 2266 Eugene MIGLAS – Treasurer – Chillagoe Guesthouse – 4222 1135 Patrice – BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Caravan Park – 4091 1407 Laurelle Gundersen – Boonmoo…

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Dave the Elasmosaur Story

In 2008 the Chillagoe Alliance successfully applied for Q150 Funding to place a reproduction of ‘Dave’, an ancient marine reptile found in the local area, at the entrance to the township. Why was ‘Dave’ found in remote inland Australia? In the late Jurassic period 40 million years ago the Great Artesian Basin and its northem…

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The Background

Chillagoe’s geological and fossil record is unique. It is one of the very few places in the world where fossil evidence can be found from three different geological ages. * The limestone bluffs, which dominate the town, contain remnants of the early coral reef (500 million years ago) from a time when Chillagoe was beach…

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