Undara Volcanic National Park

Undara Volcanic is a National Park in North Queensland. It is notable for its lava tubes and gem fossicking.  The park contains the remains of the Earth’s  longest flow of lava originating from a single volcanic crater. The lava flow is about 160 Kms long.

The area 164 volcanoes, vents and cones. The lava tubes are regarded amongst the largest and longest on the planet. The word Undara is aboriginal in origin and means a long way.

The volcanic activity that formed the tubes occurred approximately 189,000 years ago and the volcano Undara expelled massive amounts of lava onto the surrounding Atherton Tableland. In total it was estimated that over 23 billion cubic metres of lava was released covering an area of 55 Km2.

 

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