Undara Lava Lodge

barkers cave
Carriages
Bush Breakfast
Archway Explorer Tour
Wildlife at Sunset  Tour
Swag Tent
Bush Kitchen
Pioneer Cabin
Pioneer Cabin
Wildlife at Sunset Tour
Carriages
Carriages
Carriages
Homestead
Homestead
Homestead
Archway Explorer Tour
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A scenic 4 hour drive inland from the coast of North Queensland brings you to the amazing Undara Lava Lodge. The lodge is situated 275 kilometres from Cairns on sealed roads and all accessible by conventional vehicle.

Set on the eastern edge of the Gulf Savannah, Undara Lava Lodge is 2,500 feet above sea level and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. With minimal humidity, the climate is very pleasant with warmer days and cooler evenings.

This North Queensland Outback accommodation offers guests a chance to visit a bygone era with authentic turn-of-the-century railway carriages that have been beautifully restored and now rest under tall shady gum trees alongside an old teamsters trail.

Like camping without roughing it? Then the refurbished large and comfortable permanent tents in a shady bush setting are ideal! Whatever your choice Undara Lava Lodge is the perfect choice to experience the beauty of the out back and the history of the Undara Lava Tubes.

Undarra Experience commences Green season operational change from the 1st of November each year. Even though it is typically the time of year when annual monsoonal rains come, Undara only receives an annual rainfall of 700mm. Limitations on tours, meals and accommodation do occur and bookings are essential.

Accommodation

Guests of Undara Lava Lodge have a choice of affordable accommodation, ranging from the Swags Tent Village to Ensuite Carriages & Pioneer Cabins.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Linen

Carriages - Standard: Turn of the twentieth century Queensland railway carriages lovingly restored to their former glory. Charming, compact, comfortable, watch wildlife and enjoy the restful bush sounds from the shaded decks. Bedding is 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds. All carriages have ensuites. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults.

Swag Tent: Large and comfortable permanent tents in a shady bush setting. These tents do have a power-point for basic charging of electronics (i.e. phone or laptop). The central amenities block facilities include hot and cold showers, practical camp kitchen, electric hot plate, free gas BBQ, picnic tables and chairs. Bedding is 2 Single beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Pioneer Cabin: Set in the Savannah Woodland however still close to Undara Central offering the most modern accommodation. The huts offer air conditioning, bathrooms, private veranda, linen, tea & coffee making facilities and a fridge. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed and 1 Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

4 Person Swag Tent: Large and comfortable permanent tents in a shady bush setting. These tents do have a power-point for basic charging of electronics (i.e. phone or laptop). The central amenities block facilities include hot and cold showers, practical camp kitchen, electric hot plate, free gas BBQ, picnic tables and chairs. Bedding is 4 Single Beds OR 1 Double Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Homestead: These comfortable rooms are the newest additions to Undara. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children. A cot for an infant can be requested in addition to the maximum capacity.

Dining

Bush Breakfast: Awaken your taste buds at our famous bush breakfast with billy tea.

Fettlers Iron Pot Bistro: Open for lunch and dinner daily. Serves healthy country fare including locally produced 'Volcanic Beef' and home-made soups.

Saloon Car Bar: Open until late each night, enjoy a pre or post dinner drink in this converted turn-of-the-century railway carriage.

Facilities

Daily tours to visit the incredible lava tubes, wildlife spotlighting walks, a sunset tour, self guided walking trails and more.

Award winning and highly qualified Savannah Guides conduct Lava Tube tours from the Lodge, offering a unique insight into the geology, ecology, local history and bushcraft of the region. The national parks conservation and land management plan dictates that for the safety of visitors and the conservation of the fragile Undara Lava Tube environment, the only way to see a Lava Tube is on a guided tour run by a Savannah Guide.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Resort Kiosk

Activities

The following activities are free of charge:

  • Evening Campfire: Approx. 8pm nightly, year round. Includes activities such as sing-a-long, nature talk, Aussie heritage show, bush poetry, slide show and nocturnal spotlighting walk. Audience participation welcome.
  • Self-guided Bush Walks and Mountain Bike Tracks: Guests can take advantage of marked tracks surrounding the property at their own pace and experience Savannah woodland, gentle climbs to scenic lookouts with bird and animal watching opportunities. Maps and interpretive sheets available from Reception.

Additional Information

Children: 3 years and under are free of charge. Children 4-14 years are charged at the child rate. Cots are available at an additional charge payable direct to the property.
Check In: 1.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Note: Undara is closed annually from November to March
Address: Undara Volcanic Park, Savannah Way, via Mt Surprise QLD 4871

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Reviews

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Great place to visit

We stayed in the tents but not all the windows had winders so I had to use 2 sticks to get ours open. We were offered another tent but it to was missing the window winders.
Anyhow we had a lovely time there and the staff were lovely. I would strongly recommend the place to anybody and they should include the fabulous morning breakfast in their stay. The should also do the trip to the lava caves as it is a must.

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The Undara Experience

Words alone cannot adequately describe the fantastic adventure we had at the Undara Lodge. You need to experience it first hand. We stayed in one of the Homesteads cabins which was comfortable, roomy and very clean. This was only a short walk form the Reception area and Bar and Bistro. The food was amazing, simply delicious. The Bush Breakfast was incredible. The Undara experience was complemented by informative staff and an amazing group of Guides who conveyed their message with enthusiasm and passion. We did the Volcanic Tubes tour which was fantastic. We also went on the Nature walks. Overall, we had a great experience, loved the atmosphere and will certainly go back. A big thank you to all the staff for making the Undara experience a memorable one.

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Interesting, peaceful, friendly service.

Only one problem; difficulty getting to sleep when people in opposite room talking on verandah with light on. Otherwise ex room. Thank you.

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