Undara Lava Tubes Scenic flight tours from Cairns are amazing. Join a 1 day flying tour to see these geological wonders that are said to be over 190,000 years old and recorded as some of the longest and largest examples of lava tube caves in the world today.
Departing Cairns at 8.30am we fly over Copperlode Dam and Tinaroo Dams and the Atherton Tablelands that are home to fertile lands and farming and eventually into the Savannah and volcanic lava tube country.
We land our airplane on the Undara station and are met by a guide and taken on a conducted tour of the fascinating lava tubes.
These Undara Lava Tube formations were created over 190,000 years ago during the Gondwana period.
The Undara Lava Tubes and caves were formed when rivers of lava confined to a valley crusted over and formed a roof.
Insulated in its casing of solidified lava, the lava flow carried on for tens of kilometres before draining out, leaving an empty tube of lava.
Weaker sections of the roof of the tubes later collapsed to form caves and depressions.
More than 50 lava tube caves have been found in the Undara National Park.
The lava tubes are set high in the savannah with its wide variety of bush life, lakes craters and vast cattle properties spread across the Queensland outback.
Seeing the lava tubes on a one day scenic flight from Cairns is the ultimate experience that also encompasses beautiful landscape that passes us by on our flight out to Undara.
Our Cairns scenic flight departure to Undara takes us out over the Copperlode Dam and Tinaroo Dam, Atherton Tablelands and to the savannah country.
We land at the airstrip and met by a guide and taken on a conducted tour of these amazing lava tubes.
Once we have finished the lava tube tour we then head back for lunch at Larva Lodge and enjoy the ambience and scenery of the surroundings and the cheeky native Australian animals.
At Lava Lodge you will see the historical railway carriages that have been restored into ensuite accommodation for overnight guests.
Should your group wish to spend the night out at Undara this can be arranged along with other activities of interest on request at the time of booking your scenic tour.
The best months to take in a scenic flight to Undara Lava Tubes from Cairns are in the months of April to November when all of the tours and activities are fully operational.
During the months of November to March limited daily tours are in operation for visitors to see these lava tubes.
8.30am Departure time Cairns General Aviation
Check in at Cairns General Aviation 1 hour before flight
January - December
Lava Tube Tour 2 hour
Lava Tube Night Tour 2 hour
Limited lava tube tours operate at Undara 1st November to 31st March
No other services are available at Undara 1st November to 31st March
All services operational at other times during the year
Decent walking shoes, hat, sunscreen
Children under 4 - on application
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.