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“Get out of Cairns, see the outback”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Undara Experience

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“Get out of Cairns, see the outback”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2006

We stayed at Undara during a 2 month trip to Australia in April. It is a great break from the rain, crocs, and stingers in Cairns/Port Douglas. I spent the first night in one of the permanant tents with my 3 kids, ages 5, 5, and 3. It was fun except for the incredible kookabura crescendo in the AM.

There is a restaurant on site and the bush camp breakfast is great - best coffee I had during my 2 months in country. Dinner and lunch are good considering where you are. Railway rooms are servicable, but you're not here for the luxury.

Instead, your here for the wildlife and lava tubes. There are roos and wallabies everywhere, dingos, and snakes galore. We went on several guided tours with a charming Savannah Guide, Ross Rogers. He made the trips entertaining. The lava tubes at night are incredible, with bats pouring out by the thousands, flying right past you. At one tube, there was a tree full of night tiger snakes snapping at the bats in flight. It was like something you'd see on TV, except we were right there.

Great Aussie outback experience, and the drive is not bad, an adventure in itself.

  • Liked — Location, wildlife
  • Disliked — Spiders
  • Tips/Secrets — Take guided tours, especially at night
  • Stayed April 2006, traveled with family
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Property: Undara Experience
Address: Savannah Way, Undara Volcanic National Park, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Undara Volcanic National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Undara Volcanic National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Undara Experience 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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 
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