Backpacking Undara Volcanic National Park

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    COME AND WITNESS THE SPECTACULAR UNDARA LAVA TUBES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    THESE ARE ONE THE LONGEST LAVA TUBE CAVE SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    THEY FORMED OVER 190,000 YEARS AGO: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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Undara Volcanic National Park Highlights

  • The lava tubes were formed about 190,000 years ago when a large volcano erupted violently, and the lava flows created a series of hollow tubes, now known as the Undara Lava Tubes.

  • These are one of the longest lava tube cave systems in the world. The original tube formed by the flow, extended for nearly 100 kilometres, and several sections are accessible today.

  • Undertake one of the walks to explore this amazing region.

  • Take a guided tour to experience the lava tubes and surrounding countryside and wildlife.

About Undara Volcanic National Park

Undara National Park is the location of the Undara Lava Tubes, which are one of the natural wonders of Australia. The tubes were formed about 190,000 years ago when a large volcano erupted violently. When this occurred the lava rapidly flowed down a dry riverbed. Eventually the outer layer cooled and formed a crust. Once the remaining lava drained, it left a series of hollow tubes, now known as the Undara Lava Tubes. These are one of the longest lava tube cave systems in the world ("Undara" is an Aboriginal word meaning "long way"). The original tube formed by the flow, extended for nearly 100 kilometres, and several sections are accessible today.

Orientation Map for Undara Volcanic National Park