We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Undara Experience

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Undara Experience
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 302: English reviews
Lichtenfels, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went only for a day-visit but it would be nice to stay even over night. We arrived early morning but had to wait for a place in a later tour. If you prefer fixed times pre-booking is essential. The 2-hours tour into the tubes and to a historical side was very interesting and informativ. The remaining time we spend...

Thank Charly8265
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed December 17, 2016

We did the archway explorer tour and were impressed with the lava tubes. The tour is informative and being the wet season was no over crowded with too many people. There are plenty of walking trails to extend your time spent here. While we did not stay the setting was nice and it appeared to have good facilities. It isn't...

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Camping in the Outback is an experience I would recommend. This was the first time for me and can’t think of a better place to do it. The owners have managed to combine rustic with modern, and for me it worked. So, whilst we roughed it in a van, I could still have a shave and shower in a room...

1Thank Whiskerss
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing time here at the experience and the Lava tubes. Kane, Mona and Troy were excellent hosts and tour guides. Everyone should experience this once in their lives. We were lucky enough to experience a large storm with the first big rains. The walk around the crater was an experience with fabulous informative plaques every few metres. The...

1Thank Kerry B
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful, natural place, with a fantastic story behind it. The family who created and run Undara have done, and do a fantastic job. Even though it was off peak season, we just loved what this gem had to offer. Can only imagine how much better it would be in peak season. We stayed in our van for 3...

1Thank Elisha W
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight in the powered caravan site, and it was a joy to watch the wallabies hopping around the camp site. We had dinner in the restaurant, and we were very pleased with the fish dinner. The following day we had booked on the 10.30 am tour of the lava tubes. Our guide was Kane and he provided us...

1Thank RockyLass
Mornington, Australia
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

After checking the website, we arrived fir the 1 o'clock tour to find it cancelled. We couldn't stay for the next tour, the following morning. Very disappointed. We weren't the only ones in a similar position. Current tours are 8:00am and 10:30 for the lava tour

Review collected in partnership with Windows 10 app
Thank Mark K
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the tents and loved the experience. Completely surrounded by nature. In the morning we enjoyed the bush breakfast with the locals. Would love to go back and stay a few nights to take advantage of the all the bushwalking opportunities. We also took advantage of the sunset tour package, the views were spectacular!

Thank Hayley C
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The tours that are run to the Lava Tubes (you can only visit the tubes on a guided tour) are great, informative, and well worth it. The Lava Tubes themselves are fantastic, and are excellent examples of this particular type of geologic formation. Well worth the time and effort/cost to go there. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Thank Hanjo S
Margaret River, Australia
Reviewed October 10, 2016

After days on the road, driving between Alice Springs and Port Douglas, we called in on the off chance of a bed for the night. We were allocated a lovely little railway carriage, with plenty of charm and a very comfortable bed. After a swim in the neat little pool, we ate dinner in the restaurant and considered ourselves in...

Thank west0z
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

289 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (278)
Room/Suite (33)
View from Room (18)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Bathroom (3)
Hotel & Grounds (26)
Dining (36)
Other (159)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (11)
Dining (1)
Other (10)

Near Undara Experience

Top-rated Restaurants Nearby
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
UNDARA EXPERIENCE – AUSTRALIA’S ACCESSIBLE OUTBACK! Only 3½ hours drive from Cairns and four hours from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland Australia, Undara can be easily accessed via the Savannah Way by conventional vehicle and is situated right on the edge of the Undara Volcanic National Park. The Undara Lava Tubes are a world class natural geological phenomenon. Huge tubes formed approximately 190,000 years ago; molten lava drained out under a thick cooler crust, leaving a series of long, hollow tubes. Today, Undara’s highly trained Savannah Guides conduct small group tours from the natural Bush Resort, into the lava tubes where visitors marvel at this incredible geological wonder. Booking Essential ... more   less 

Additional Information about Undara Experience

Address: Savannah Way, Undara Volcanic National Park, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Undara Volcanic National Park
Price Range: $117 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Undara Experience 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia and Travelocity so you can book your Undara Experience reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Undara Experience Australia/Undara Volcanic National Park, Queensland
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Undara Experience staff and other travelers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Undara Experience staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Book the railway carriages for that 'extra experience'”
 of 5 bubbles JennyD988, Oct 1, 2016 | Read review
“Close to the restuarant”
 of 5 bubbles Nanpops48, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“Accommodation: railway carriages, cabins, powered/non-powered sites, camping sites. All can use central meals area.”
  • Sunset tour
  • Sunset tour
  • View from one of the bushwalkds
  • Railway carriage accommodation
 of 5 bubbles Scotty2525, Jun 17, 2016 | Read review
“Room further away from the outdoor TV area is probably better for light sleepers”
  • restored railway carriage type accommodation
  • Cabin type accommodation
 of 5 bubbles 142loism, Jun 15, 2016 | Read review
“Go to the crater on the way out for more spectacular views”
 of 5 bubbles 175PaulW175, Jun 15, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay