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Undara Experience
Undara Experience
Undara Experience
Undara Experience
Map of Undara Experience
Savannah Way
Undara Volcanic National Park
Mount Surprise
Queensland 4871 Australia

Undara Experience
Mount Surprise, Gulf Savannah

Indicative Rate* $22.00 to $235.00 Accommodation Only

07 4097 1900
1800 990 992
res@undara.com.au
www.undara.com.au

Description

An ancient secret has been unearthed for locals and visitors to Tropical North Queensland, which offers another natural wonder besides the reef and rainforest to marvel at. The Undara Volcanic National Park is one of Australia's greatest geological wonders. It boasts the best-preserved and largest lava tubes system on earth, offering an unforgettable experience to satisfy the appetite of both adventurer and eco-traveller.

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Awaken your taste buds with their famous Bush Breakfast at the Ringers Camp, where the smell of campfire cooking is accompanied by morning bird chorus. Relish a home-style lunch or A-la-Carte dinner within nostalgic dining carriages.

The award winning Savannah Guides conduct all tours from reception, including a choice of lava tube tours and the spectacular Wildlife at Sunset tour. Join the free nightly campfire activity run by Savannah Guides.

Accommodation varies from specially restored railway carriages, to 'Glamping' like Swag Tent Village, Stockmans Quarters or the Outback Caravan Park and Camp Ground.

Don't forget Opera in the Outback or Outback Country Rock and Blues, two annual events as unique as the venue.

Stay a while in this beautiful and romantic Outback region and experience something that you will treasure forever. They call it the Undara Experience!

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Bar
    Bar
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Camp Kitchen
    Camp Kitchen
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Communal Facilities
    Communal Facilities
  • Cots Available
    Cots Available
  • Courtesy transfer
    Courtesy transfer
  • Cycle/Running Path
    Cycle/Running Path
  • Gas
    Gas
  • High Chair
    High Chair
  • Ice
    Ice
  • Interconnecting rooms
    Interconnecting rooms
  • Kiosk
    Kiosk
  • Laundry
    Laundry
  • Linen Not Supplied
    Linen Not Supplied
  • Nightcall button
    Nightcall button
  • Open fireplace
    Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
    Outdoor furniture
  • Pets not allowed
    Pets not allowed
  • Restaurant - Licensed
    Restaurant Licensed
  • Safety deposit box
    Safety deposit box
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • TV/Lounge Area
    TV/Lounge Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

2:00pm
10:30am
Reception hours are from 0700 to 1800 seven days per week (dependent on season)

Children:
Children are welcome.

Disabled:
Facilities are available for guests with a disability.

Child Guest Information

Child meals are available. Whilst some tours require moderate fitness they do have tours which are suitable for children four years and over with parental assistance. A swimming pool, bushwalking and other activities are available.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received 30 days or more receive a full refund. 29 to 21 days notice will result in 25 per cent of the deposit being forfeited. Cancellations received 20 to 14 days prior to booking date incur 50 per cent deposit forfeiture. 13 to seven days notice will result in 75 per cent of deposit forfeited. Less the seven days cancellation notice will result in total forfeiture of the deposit.

Disabled Comments

Wheelchair access ramps to reception, shop, accommodation and dining area, as well as two showers and toilets. Disabled and limited mobility access to the lava tubes via boardwalks. See the operator's web site for more information about the disabled facilities. Please inform reservations at least 72 hours prior for tours.

Entity Facilities

Meals are served on Mitchell's Deck and Fettler's Iron Pot Bistro. Dinner may include homemade soup, a choice of hot meats with vegetables, salads, dessert and cheese platter. A full bush breakfast is served at their Ringer's Bush Camp.

General Comments

Undara Experience, winners of the 2008 Tropical North Queensland Significant Tourist Attraction, offers accommodation options to suit even the most price-conscious traveller. Specially restored motel style railway carriages are set amidst the Queensland bush. Budget options include the Stockmans Quarters, bunkhouse style with three share rooms, Swag Tent Village, comfortable 'up-off-the-ground' tents; or for those who prefer to experience the bush in every way, camping and caravan sites. These budget areas are serviced by a recently refurbished amenities block and practical camp kitchens.

Trained first aid staff are available 24 hours daily. Royal Flying Doctor Service supplies are available on site.

Please note Undara Experience will be closed from 1 December 2012 through to 9 March 2013 inclusive.

Access to Undara Volcanic National Park is by guided tour only. Undara Experience are the pioneers in lava tube touring with all tours carried out by highly trained Savannah Guides. With four different tours available, there is one to suit every taste and fitness level. Try the Wildlife at Sunset tour for an experience you will not forget! Each tour takes up to 20 passengers only. Multiple tours can be run. Mobility Impaired Touring is available - please give a minimum of 72 hours notice.

Undara Experience is also home to Australia's newest and most unique events with the annual Opera in the Outback every October and Outback Country Rock and Blues every April, featuring world-class performances in an unforgettable setting.

How To Get There

Transfers can be arranged for overnight guests to and from Mount Surprise.

Undara Experience Lava Lodge is situated 275 kilometres south-west of Cairns. Follow the Gillies Highway to Malanda and on to Ravenshoe. Drive through Ravenshoe to the Innot hot springs (32 kilometres) and on to Mount Garnet. 53 kilometres past Mount Garnet turn west on the Savannah Way. Undara Experience is 32 kilometres further. The roads are fully sealed and accessible by all vehicles and motorbikes. Undara Experience is 512 kilometres from Townsville via Charters Towers.

Undara Experience is also accessible by air with its own 1,900 metre airstrip. If you do not wish to self-drive, coach transfers from Cairns are available three times a week all year round. Combined coach and Savannahlander train packages are also available (Savannahlander available March to December dependant on weather).

Pet Extract

Pets are not allowed. Pet minding facilities are available at Mount Surprise. This is due to the presence of so much native bird and wildlife as Undara Experience is located on the border of the Undara Volcanic National Park.

Tariff Text

Full tour details and prices are available from the operator. All prices are per person.


Standard Double/Twin Carriage

Undara Experience - Carriages

Turn-of-the century Queensland railway carriages lovingly restored to their former glory now lie beneath tall, shady gum trees. Charming, compact and comfortable, with covered decks to watch wildlife or enjoy the restful bush sounds. All linen included. Shared Facilities. A mobility-impaired room is available.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 2 people
Bed Types Available: Double Bed, Single Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$126.00$158.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.

Disabled: Limited disabled facilities are available.



Stockmans Quarters

Stockmans Quarters

Dormitory style accommodation set in its own shaded quadrangle. Very private. Especially popular with budget travellers, social and study groups. Linen not included but available for hire AUD8.75 per person/per stay.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 3 people
Bed Types Available: Bunk Beds, Single Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$76.00$95.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Swags Tent Deluxe (Four-Man)

Swag Tents

Like camping without roughing it? Then the Swags Tent Village is ideal. Newly refurbished, large and comfortable permanent tents in a shady bush setting. Linen not included but is available for hire AUD8.75 per person, per stay.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 4 people
Bed Types Available: Single Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$68.00$84.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Unpowered Site

Set in shady bush surrounds with abundant wildlife. Rejuvenate in the peace and quiet. It is situated within easy access of Lodge facilities.

Bedding Configuration

Not Applicable
Capacity: 1 - 6 people

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$22.00$22.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Ensuite Carriage

Turn-of-the century Queensland railway carriages lovingly restored to their former glory now lie beneath tall, shady gum trees. Charming, compact and comfortable, with covered decks to watch wildlife or enjoy the restful bush sounds from. All linen is included.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 2 people
Bed Types Available: Double Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$143.00$179.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Safari Shelter

Perfect for groups with own tents and motor-homes. Facilities include a dedicated camp kitchen power and separate amenities block. Maximum 30 people per site.

Bedding Configuration

Not Applicable
Capacity: 1 - 30 people

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$22.00$22.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Powered Sites

Set in shady bush surrounds with abundant wildlife. Rejuvenate in the peace and quiet. It is situated within easy access of Lodge facilities.

Bedding Configuration

Not Applicable
Capacity: 1 - 6 people

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$32.00$32.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Swags Tent Deluxe (Six-Man)

Swag Tents

If you love the idea of camping out without roughing it, then Swags Tent Village is the ideal alternative. Large and comfortable permanent tents in a shady bush setting. Deluxe tents have their own kitchenette. Linen not included but is available for hire AUD8.75 per person, per stay.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 6 people
Bed Types Available: Bunk Beds, Double Bed, Single Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$102.00$126.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Swag Tent Economy (Two-Man)

Swag Tents

If you love the idea of camping out without roughing it, then the Swag Tent Village is the ideal alternative. Large and comfortable permanent tents in a shady bush setting. Linen not included but is available for hire AUD8.75 per person, per stay.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 2 people
Bed Types Available: Single Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$34.00$42.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Standard Family Carriage

Turn-of-the century Queensland railway carriages lovingly restored to their former glory now lie beneath tall, shady gum trees. Charming, compact and comfortable, with covered decks to watch wildlife or enjoy the restful bush sounds. Shared facilities. All linen included.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 4 people
Bed Types Available: Double Bed, Single Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$188.00$235.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Standard Single Carriage

Turn-of-the century Queensland railway carriages lovingly restored to their former glory now lie beneath tall, shady gum trees. Charming, compact and comfortable, with covered decks to watch wildlife or enjoy the restful bush sounds. Shared Facilities. All linen included.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 1 people
Bed Types Available: Single Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$53.00$79.00Adult Room Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Pioneer Huts

Nestled in the Savannah Woodland yet close to Undara Central, is Undara Experience's latest accommodation development embracing modern day initiatives to ensure they perfectly suit the Undara brand.

The Pioneer Huts are fully air-conditioned with bathrooms and a private veranda perfect for relaxing or wildlife spotting allowing you to immerse yourself in this Outback landscape in complete comfort.

Bedding Configuration

One bedroom or motel room
Capacity: 1 - 4 people
Bed Types Available: Double Sofa, Queen Size Bed

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$155.00$194.00Adult Room Only




* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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