About Undara Experience
Only 3½ hours drive from Cairns, four hours from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland, you’ll discover a land so different in contrasts…. Undara. Undara Experience, set in pristine Savannah woodlands has been in the care of the Collins family, the original pioneers of this region in 1862. For over 150 years they have been the custodians of one of the best preserved lava tubes systems on Earth. Closely situated to the Savannah Way and easily accessed by conventional vehicle, Undara Experience is on the edge of the Undara Volcanic National Park. The Undara Lava Tubes are a natural geological phenomenon. Huge tubes formed approximately 190,000 years ago; molten lava drained out under a thick cooler crust, leaving a series of long, hollow tubes. Today, highly trained Savannah Guides conduct small group tours into the lava tubes where visitors marvel at this impressive geological wonder. The Wildlife at Sunset tour is not to be missed. Enjoy refreshments as the sun sets. As dusk settles, a visit to the entrance of Barker’s Tube allows you to witness the amazing bat emergence as literally thousands of micro bats leave to feed at night. Winner of “Unique Accommodation” at the Australian Tourism Awards, Undara Experience offers a variety of accommodation options from restored turn-of-the-century railway carriages to beautifully appointed Pioneers Huts. Budget options include the Swags Tent Village. Shady camping and powered sites also available. The Fettlers Iron Pot Bistro boasts superb country style meals using the freshest local produce served in the ambience of Undara Central. Awaken your tastebuds to the bush with the Bush Breakfasts served at the Ringer’s Camp. Opera in the Outback in October is an unforgettable experience as is the sister event, the Undara Outback Rock & Blues weekend. Both are truly remarkable experiences in a stunningly beautiful area.