Trezkinn Cave, Chillagoe

TREZKINN CAVE

Chandeliers hang off the ceiling of the Trezkinn Cave

Chandeliers hang off the ceiling of the Trezkinn Cave

The Trezkinn Cave is accessed via the Donna Cave car park 1.8 Kms from Chillagoe and is considered by many to be the prettiest of three show caves in Chillagoe 200 Kms west of Cairns. The Trezkinn Cave takes its name from a combination of surnames of the two armature cavers who discovered it.

Geology

Trezkinn Cave

Cave Decorations

The slow evaporation has allowed spectacular formations to be created and includes stalactites that have branched to form chandeliers. The entrance to the cave is a steep combination of steps and ladders leading to a platform that circumnavigates the chamber below. There are sparkling formations everywhere caused from newly formed white and gold crystals created from a combination of calcite and iron oxide dissolved in the rainwater that has soaked through the porous limestone bluffs, slowly solidifying from the limited airflow within the system.

More information can be found at http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/chillagoe-caves/about.html

or have a look at the Perentie Tours home page

 

About Gary Bondeson

Gary has been directly involved in tourism in Far North Queensland since the 1990’s. His passion for the area was inspired by the rich history and many points of interest concentrated in the region and felt a strong desire to share this with others. Gary is heavily involved with tourism development and even co-hosted an episode of the popular travel show 'The Great Outdoors’ with Tom Williams showing the limestone caves of Chillagoe located 200kms west of Cairns. After being away for 5 years, Gary has now returned to the area that he holds so dear to his heart to share his knowledge and experience with those who wish to have a Fair Dinkum Ozzy experience.

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