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Lava Tube, Undara lava tubes
Map of Undara Volcanic National Park
Gulf Developmental Road
52 kilometres east of Mount Surprise
Mount Surprise
Queensland 4871 Australia

Undara Volcanic National Park
Mount Surprise, Gulf Savannah

Free Entry

13 7468


In the vast open spaces of the savanna, a sea of seasonal grasses conceals the Undara lava tube, one of the Earth's longest flows of lava originating from a single volcano. Ribbons of green remnant rainforest contrast with the surrounding dry savanna landscape, marking the course of sections of the lava tube. Caves within the tube sections are fertile pockets where rainforest plants and animals thrive.

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Take a guided tour to the lava tube caves. Spend a pleasant afternoon walking around the rim of Kalkani Crater, an extinct volcano. Explore the self-guided walking trails throughout the park, ranging from short walks to a 12 kilometre return hike, following a section of historic telegraph line. Ride your mountain bike on the longer trails. Watch the sunset, while clouds of bats exit the lava tube caves. Accommodation and camping are available at the nearby resort. Access to the lava tubes is by commercial tour only.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Walking

Open Times

Public Holidays: In very wet periods, sections of caves may be flooded and closed to visitors. To protect breeding bats, acccess to some caves is restricted from November to February.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There is access for guests with a disability. The Kalkani day-use area has wheelchair-accessible toilets. Road Cave has ramps and a lift but you can only visit as part of a guided tour.

How To Get There

The park is about 300 kilometres by road south-west of Cairns or 52 kilometres east of Mount Surprise. The roads are sealed except for six kilometres of formed all-weather gravel road.

Free Entry

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