The Green Season
Undara Experience commences our Green Season operational change over as of the 1st November each year. It’s called the Green Season because it’s the time of year when we receive our annual monsoon rains. As we receive only 700mm of rain per year, our climate is considerably drier then what you experience on the North Qld coastline. Another unique highlight about Undara is we’re 700 metres above sea level so we experience less humidity with a drier climate during the day and much cooler evenings. The annual rains trigger an explosion of colour as the country is transformed from its usual brown and dry environment to one of a sea of green. This is the time of year to experience our incredible native wildlife at its best as they take advantage of the sudden abundance of food and water.
Tours that are available for the 2013 Green Season are;
- Archway Explorer Tour (2hrs) Departs: 10.30am $52.50/ adult, $26.25/ child
- Wildlife at Sunset Tour (2hrs) Departs: 5.45pm $60/ adult, $30/ child
All tours are subject to availability & weather conditions. Please call our reservations team on 1800 990 992 to book.
Accommodation available for the 2013 Green Season is:
- Restored Railway Carriages (from $165/night)
- Pioneers Hut ($160/night)
- Swags Tent Village (2 person $40/night & 4 person $95/night)
- Powered Camp/Caravan/Motorhome Sites ($17.50/adult/night, $9/child/night)
- Un-powered Camp Sites ($12/adult/night, $9/child/night)
Meals available: (bookings essential)
- Breakfast in the Fettler’s Iron Pot restaurant is $16.00/adult
- Lunch with limited menu: 12pm – 1pm
- Dinner with limited menu: 5pm – 6pm
Please Note that all tours, accommodation & meals are subject to availability & we reserve the right to change the program without notice. Bookings for all tours, accommodation & meals are essential!
Please contact our reservations team on 1800 990 992 or email@example.com .
During the Green Season we have limited staff on site and are not always available to immediately answer your call or reply to your email, but if you leave a message, we will respond to you as soon as possible.
We will change back to our normal operational program with all tours & accommodation, full menu and facilities recommencing as of 1st April 2014.
Thanks so much for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to sharing our amazing wildlife and this truly stunning area with you this Green Season.
Just what is the Undara Experience?
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 you’re seeking…
Located on the eastern edge of the ruggedly beautiful Gulf Savannah region of northern Australia, the multi-award winning Undara Experience captures the essence of the real Australian Outback.
Undara Experience is located in pristine tropical savannah woodlands, within easy reach of the Great Barrier Reef areas of Cairns and Townsville in Tropical North Queensland.
From Undara Experience, you can visit the Undara Lava Tubes, part of the longest lava flow from a single volcanic crater on Earth. In the Microbat breeding season you can witness the unique spectacle of the Microbats and the Night Tigers.
You have a choice of accommodation and dining options:
- Restored Railway Carriages: luxuriously restored railway carriages (some with ensuite bathrooms), nestled in the Queensland bush
- Camping: a range of camping alternatives and sites including above ground tents
- Dining: our famous Bush Breakfast at the Ringer’s Camp, as well as the licensed Fettler’s Bistro for lunch and dinner
- Pool and Amenities: an excellent central camping area with a pool and all amenities
Your stay at Undara Experience includes evening wildlife spotlighting walks, campfire evenings, delicious dining featuring the region’s best produce, or a quiet drink in the bar as the outback sunset fades into the clearest starlit night.
Highly qualified Savannah Guides take you on tours that give a unique insight into the geology and ecology of the Undara Volcanic National Park, the local history and bushcraft of the Gulf Savannah region.
Undara Experience is also the perfect place for a meeting, incentive, conference or school groups with the Lodge equipped with all the facilities of a much larger venue. Our purposley built conference facility “Leichardts Room” comfortably supports the requirements for groups of up to 50 people. Our open air amphitheatre “Ooramin Places” will easily seat 300 guests.
Since Undara Experience opened, we have won over 25 awards, including the Australian Tourism Award for Unique Accommodation.
Undara is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘a long way’. They were right – you’d have to go a long way to beat this! Stay a while in this beautiful and romantic Outback region and experience something you’ll treasure forever. We simply call it the Undara Experience
About this Site
You will find on this site a host of information about the experiences to be had at Undara and beyond:
- Undara Lava Tubes
- Microbats and the Night Tigers
- The Savannah Way
- Australian Native Wildlife
- Opera in the Outback
- Outback Country Rock and Blues
- Bush Walking
- Historic Railway Carriage accommodation
There’s a section just for guests who wish to drive themselves, with a series of self-drive itineraries and maps. Our tours & packages have been designed to give you lots of choice, depending on what you want to experience and how much time you have available.