Great Barrier Reef Sights

Undara Volcanic National Park

  • Geological Site

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

The lava tubes here are a fascinating geological oddity in the Outback: a volcanic outpouring 190,000 years ago created the hollow basalt, tubelike tunnels, many of which you can trek through on guided tours. Undara is the Aboriginal word for "a long way," and it's apt: one of the original lava tubes extended for 100 miles in total, and several sections of it can be explored on tours led by well-trained, informative guides. The lava tubes extend over an area of 580-odd square miles; some are 62 feet high and half a mile long.

Sight Information


Off the Gulf Developmenatal Rd. (Savannah Way), Mt. Surprise, Queensland, Australia


/13-7468-NPRSR parks; 07-4097–7700-Ravenshoe Visitor Information

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/21/2016


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