Undara Volcanic National Park
Journey to the centre of the earth
At Undara Volcanic National Park, walk in the path of an ancient volcanic lava flow and explore sections of the world’s longest lava tube, formed by a volcanic eruption 190,000 years ago. Experienced Savannah Guides will lead the way (and occasionally break into song to test the acoustics of these incredible ‘caves’). Ribbons of emerald-green vine thicket contrast with surrounding flat dry savannah woodland dotted with extinct volcanoes. It’s well worth a hike to the Kalkani Crater rim (2.5km return, 1.5hrs walking time), which offers views across the lava plains. Accommodation and camping are available at the nearby resort.
Location and getting there
300km SW of Cairns. Access from Cairns is via Gordonvale, Atherton, Ravenshoe and Mount Garnet along the Kennedy Hwy.
Visitor facilities and opportunities
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