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Undara Lava Tubes

Travel Guide Oceania Australia Queensland Undara Lava Tubes

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Introduction

Undara Lava Tubes

Undara Lava Tubes

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The Undara Lava Tubes lay within the Undara National Park in Queensland, Australia. However the lava tubes themselves are accessible only by organised tour operators. The tubes were formed approximately 190,000 years ago by the flow of volcanic lava over the gently sloping surrounds. As the lava cooled slowly from the outside in forming the outer crust of the tubes or tunnels, lava eventually flowed out of the tunnels leaving the hollow underground tunnels seen today.

Regarded as the largest and most significant lava tubes on earth, stretching some 500 metres at ceiling heights over 12 metres, they are certainly worth a visit.

Tours are operated by the Undara Experience and leave from the Undara Lodge located within the National Park. Various tour options are available ranging from 2 hours to full day and multiple day excusions.

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Opening Hours

Short tours leave from the lodge daily at 8:00am.
Full day tours operate during the dry season only (May to September) on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from the lodge.

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Cost

  • 2 hour tours - AUD$ 47.00
  • Full day tours - AUD$ 134.50

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Getting There

By Car

From Cairns follow the Kennedy Highway west for approximately 210 kilometres. The Undara Lava Tubes is signposted along the way.

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Eat

The Undara Lodge offers a full a-la-carte restaurant available to guests and visitors.

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Drink

Full bar facilities at the lodge.

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Sleep

The Undara Lodge offers numerous options for accommodation ranging from luxuriously renovated railway carriages, pioneer huts, above ground swag tents and camping with community camp kitchens.

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