Explore the geological wonders of the Gulf Savannah country and enjoy warm outback hospitality at Undara Experience campground.

In Tropical North Queensland, the crew at Undara Experience invites you to camp amongst a landscape of rolling savannah plains and ancient lava tubes. Stay in the luxury of restored railway carriages, or bring your own camping setup. It’s a great base for exploring the Undara Volcanic National Park – traditional country of the Ewamian Aboriginal people.

Update: The marlin hidden at Undara Experience has been found!

Explore the other campgrounds for your chance to win a whopping $10,000 BCF Voucher thanks to our mates at Great Northern Brewing Co!*


The Details


Undara Experience is located at Undara Road, Mount Surprise, Queensland. It’s about a 4 hour drive from Cairns and there’s some great self-drive itineraries on the Undara Experience website.


  • Swimming pool
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Food & Beverage options


Camping Options

Type of camping available:

  • Powered campsites
  • Unpowered campsites
  • Accommodation with ensuite / kitchen facilities


  • Pioneer Huts $205 per night
  • Railway Carriages $190 per night
  • Homesteads $220 per night
  • Swag Tents from $82 per night
  • Powered sites $19.95 per adult (min 2 people) + $10 per child – per night
  • Unpowered sites $17.50 per adult (min 2 people) + $10  per child – per night


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Things To Do

At The Campground

  • Bushwalking or mountain biking on the Undara trails
  • Hike the Bluff Walk (1.5km return) or Bluff Circuit (2.3km) trails
  • Birdwatching or photography while you’re out there
  • Enjoy 360 views over lava plains and volcanic cones on the Flat Rock-Crice View Track (8.6km return)

Read more: How To Survive Hiking In Hot Weather

Adventures Close By

  • Take a tour to the Undara Lava Tubes, created when the Undara volcano erupted over 190,000 years ago
  • Hike the Kalkani Crater Rim Walk (2.5km return), just a short drive from the campground



Food & Drink Close By

  • Start the day with a billy tea and bush breakfast at the Ringers Camp
  • Cook up some tasty Five Spice Wraps on the fire pit
  • Chow down on ‘Georgetown Sausages the size of a baby’s arm’ and desserts like your grandma used to make at the Fettler’s Iron Pot Bistro

Your Hosts

Since opening in 1990 the Undara Experience has aimed to preserve the fragile ecosystem surrounding Undara by employing sustainable, low impact practices. It’s an incredible landscape that gives character to your camping adventure.

You’ll wake with bird songs and watch a golden sunset at the end of the day. In between there’s some epic ways to explore this ancient land. Pull on hiking boots and head out bushwalking or hit the trails on mountain bikes.

Plus the ancient lava tube caves can be explored on a tour with the award-winning Savannah Guides. But if you want the best tips and advice for exploring Undara – ask for Super. He’s been there for 31 years and no one knows the land like he does.

Whatever your adventure, you should prepare for a true Aussie Outback experience, with kangaroos, wallabies and (chip-stealing) kookaburras thrown in for good measure.

HINT: Where’s the Marlin hidden?

At Undara we champion Australia, however what at Undara is a UK import?

Where’s the best spot to drink a Great Northern?

Sitting around the communal campfire in the evening, swapping stories with your fellow campers.

*AU res 18+ only. Starts 12.01am (AEST) on 28/04/2022, Ends 11.59pm (AEST) 08/05/22. Ts&Cs can be found here. Promoter: CUB Pty Ltd (ABN 76 004 056 106).

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