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.
All Rooms Feature:
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.
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.
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.
The following activities are free of charge:
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
Ratings are averaged based on 15 reviews.
Very enjoyable stay. Easy walking paths allow access to great vistas. Lava tubes tour is good value. Terrific guides/Rangers very informative. Reasonable price for food from Bistro.
It was a pleasant experience to visit far North Queensland and stay a few days in Under. It gave a real taste of the savannah.
Staff were great and so was the whole experience.