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Chillagoe in the Outback

This small red, dusty town on the edge of the outback in northern Queensland is no more than a three hour drive from two luxury lodges, or a much shorter heli flight, and provides an interesting day trip.

Chillagoe is an excellent place to visit if you want to experience a taste of the authentic Australian outback without the tourism overlay of places like Uluru or Kakadu. Watch out for Almaden, a small settlement 25 kilometres short of Chillagoe, where the cattle are almost as big as the houses and there is, as Lonely Planet once put it, a very general store …..

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