Mt Surprise to Chillagoe

This is a good short cut when the road has been graded after the wet season, usually after Easter and even then a couple of sandy creek crossings means that it may be difficult to negotiate unless you engage four wheel drive. This road is not suitable for caravans.
Use the odometer readings as an approximate guide between points of interest.
The turn off to ‘Chillagoe Cabins’ is signed Spring Field Station and located 14km East of Mt Surprise. A sensible driver can expect to average about 70kph as the dusty road winds West through typical Wooded Savannah. (+17km) Spring Field Station is an ideal place to ask about the road conditions ahead if you have any doubts.
Follow the road around the station to the left. (+4km) Cross the Savannahlander railway line. (+16km) Turn right at a 4 way intersection over Vince Ray Causeway to Fossilbrook. Just over the bridge and to the right there is a spot for a break under a shady mango tree.
(+1km) At Burlington Station you must go through a gate to the left of the station (please leave the gate as you found it). (+19km) At this intersection continue straight ahead to Almaden. (+18km) At this intersection turn left. This is the Mt Garnet road and as a result of the more frequent usage, the road conditions improve.

Go to ‘Mt Garnet to Chillagoe via Ootan’ #4 to continue your journey to ‘Chillagoe Cabins’


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Chillagoe Cabins, Queen St, Chillagoe, North Queensland, Australia
PO Box 9, Chillagoe Queensland 4871 Australia
Phone: +61 7 4094 7206