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Undera Lava Tubes National Park

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 3 September 2010 | Views [801]


We have stayed for a few days at the Undera Lava Tubes National Park.  This area has only fairly  recently (about 10 years ago) been declared a National Park area, previously it was 3 large cattle stations all owned by the one family.  Apparently after lengthy negotiation the owners retained the right to provide the only camping (and other) accommodation in the park, and had the sole right to provide tours to the lava tubes for the next 10 years.  


It is interesting as this is the only National Park we have come to where there are large areas of the park that are “out of bounds” unless you are part of an organized tour group.  Having said that however it was certainly well worth seeing the Lava Tubes – which are huge tunnels and caves that have been formed by lava that flowed through the area about 200,000 years ago.  We all found this area extremely interesting, and enjoyed our stay here immensely.

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