Undara Lava Caves and Resort, Queensland Australia

Undara Caves


Undara day tour from Cairns no longer runs just on the one day but there is a fantastic 2 day, 1 night option from Cairns.  It is very affordable and is a great alternative to the old one day Undara tour that previously operated.  Instead of squeezing your Undara day tour into one day, there is now the far more relaxed 2 day, 1 night option to enjoy.  Instead of driving four hours each way from Cairns to Undara, this tour is spread out over two days.


The two day tour to Undara from Cairns involves staying overnight at Undara in a restored railway carriage.  Undara calls this tour their Undara Day Outback Experience.  Your two day tour to Undara starts at Cairns Railway Station where the coach from there at 6.00 am.

You will travel with Transnorth Coaches with an option to be picked up and dropped off  from Smithfield, Kuranda, Mareeba, Atherton, Herberton, Ravenshoe, Innot Hot Springs, Mount Garnet or 40 Mile Scrub.

The coach arrives at Undara at approximately 10.45 am where you get collected from Undera’s front gate to be taken to reception for check-in.  Included in the two day, 1 night package is lunch, which is served from midday to 1.30 pm.  You can choose from their restaurant menu.

After lunch, you have free time to explore around Undara before going on the Wildlife at Sunset Tour at 5.30 pm which goes for about two hours.  When you get to the top of the Bluff, you can relax and watch the sunset over Undara while enjoying sparkling wine and cheese.   Then it’s off to the lava tubes to see spectacular sight of thousands of tiny insect eating mico bats emerge.  This attracts Pythons and Brown Tr4ee Snakes that hang from the trees and strike out at the bats to capture a meal.  This is a once in a lifetime nature experience that you’ll never forget!  During this tour, you will see other wildlife including Kangaroos, Wallabies, Cockatoos and Lorikeets.  You return from the tour at 7.30 pm just in time for dinner.  You can choose what you like from the selection of the three courses.  Drinks are at your own cost.

Your overnight stay is in Undara’s famous railway carriages which have their own ensuite and a choice of a queen size bed or two single beds.

The next morning after breakfast, start your day with a two hour Archway Tour where you will visit three different parts of the larva tubes as you hear about other interesting environmental, geological and historical features of the region.  Return at 10.00 am to have free time until lunch is served at midday.

Your return coach back to Cairns starts at 12.45 pm where your journey ends at approximately 5.00 pm.

For further information on Undara just phone our Visitor Information Centre on 07 4055 7158 where we can provide you with location, maps and times for the bus pick up  for the 2 day Undara Tour from Cairns.

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Undarra Resort Queensland Australia

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Set in the Gulf Savannah country, Undara is as ancient and alluring as the continent itself, the Undara Lava Tubes stand as silent sentinels to our pre-history. Here you can walk in the path of a volcano and sleep cocooned in an antique railway carriage as your dreams connect you with the essence of this timeless land.

It’s a place where you can explore natural geological wonders, enjoy the comforts and hospitality of a unique outback setting and where the local wildlife are as abundant as they are at home in their surroundings. In short, Undara needs to be experienced!

A short flight, historic train ride or scenic half-day coach transfer or drive from Cairns, Undara is the experience that defines Australia’s Outback.
You’ve heard it said “You have to get lost to find yourself” – this is where you’ll find the sense of place…

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