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Chillagoe is a rural town and locality in the Shire of Mareeba, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Chillagoe had a population of 251 people.It was once a thriving mining town for a range of minerals, but is now reduced to a small zinc mine and some marble quarries.
Just out of town is the Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park containing limestone caves. There are between 600 and 1,000 caves in the Chillagoe-Mungana area. The caves, the spectacular karst landscape and the mining and smelting history are the main tourist attractions to the region.
It has been stated by leading geologist Professor Ian Plimer that the Chillagoe region has the most diverse geology in the world.
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