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Undara Volcanic National Park

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area

Free Entry 

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.

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.

Open Times

Public Holiday: 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. ......

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information

Accessibility:

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.

Children:

Children are welcome.
Gulf Developmental Road
52 kilometres east of Mount Surprise
Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
Queensland
Australia

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