7 Day Lava Tubes & More

7 Day • Cairns - Mount Surprise - Townsville -Cairns

Cairns, Queensland

Townsville, Queensland

7 Day Lava Tubes & More

7 Day Self-Drive - Cairns - Mount Surprise - Townsville -Cairns

This 7-day journey takes you to the buzzing town of Cairns through to Townsville, while seeing World Heritage-listed regions and enjoying several tropical and outback wonders of Queensland. A bucket-list ticking experience for many, this holiday includes a visit to the Undara Lava Tubes, one of the true wonders of Australia and located in Queensland’s outback offering a range of memorable experiences such as bushwalks through the tropical savannah countryside, and tours of the huge caverns which drop down into the lava flow tunnels. A snorkel on the reef at Magnetic Island will offer many aquatic delights!

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 01 Feb – 31 Mar 2022

Pricing for Canucks
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Prices above are per person, based on double occupancy.  Subject to availability.
  • Package Includes:
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Cairns, 2 nights’ accommodation in Mount Surprise for a 3-day Outback Experience aboard a Railway Carriage, 2 nights’ accommodation in Townsville, snorkel on Magnetic Island, Cairns dinner cruise, car rental and all taxes & fees.
  • Note: the mandatory Australian Travel Visa is included in the price

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Hotel Accommodations
Taxes & Fees
Car Rental
Some Meals


Travel Insurance


  • Cairns
  • Mount Surprise
  • Townsville
  • Harbour and Dinner Cruise
  • Undara Volcanic National Park
  • Undara Experience
  • Queensland


Arrive in and Depart from Cairns

7 Day Adventure

Day 1: Arrive Cairns

Collect your rental car from the airport and take a short drive to your hotel where you will check in for 1 night.

Enjoy a dinner cruise evening in Cairns.  Your Cairns Dinner Cruise makes for the perfect way to end the first day in paradise! Set sail aboard the luxury catamaran Spirit of Cairns for an evening of dining, entertainment, and panoramic mountain and city views, on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet. The ultimate in waterfront dining, your cruise includes gourmet buffet style dinner, complimentary beverage on arrival, live music and dancing. A selection of beverages including cocktails are also available to purchase from the fully licensed bar. The Spirit of Cairns is a stunning 26m sailing catamaran with two alfresco decks and an expansive fully air-conditioned dining saloon. Throughout the evening you will cruise Cairns’s natural harbour, sail past the waterfront and restaurant precincts, and take in the city lights whilst remaining in protected calm waters.

Day 2: Mount Surprise

Drive to Undara Volcanic National Park where you will check into a Railway Carriage as you will embark on a 3-day Outback Experience with meals included for 2 days.

Undara Experience offers the complete holiday adventure for guests. Stay at the remarkably picturesque Undara Lava Lodge, the perfect base from which to discover one of Tropical North Queensland’s most breathtaking natural miracles – the Undara Lava Tubes. The Undara Lava Lodge is a unique concept capturing old world charm, and representing recycling at its very best. Accommodation comprises restored, turn of the century rail carriages. Each compartment has been converted into sleeping accommodation, while retaining all the original old fixtures and fittings. Spend the day relaxing by the pool, then when the sun goes down, enjoy campside fun such as nocturnal bush poetry recitals, spotlighting for wildlife or informative slide shows. 

Day 3: Archway Explorer tour

Meet your Savannah Guide for a fascinating Archway Explorer tour (2hr), later followed by an evening Wildlife at Sunset tour (2hr). Enjoy the evening campfire activity and stay overnight.

Day 4: Day at Leisure

Morning at leisure today. Perhaps take time to explore the local area on one of the many self-guided walks or you can take a walk to the One Hundred Mile Wetland to view the array of bird life.

Drive to Townsville where you will check in to your hotel for 2 nights.

Day 5: Magnetic Island Discovery Tour

Discover the iconic beauty of Magnetic Island from above and below the water on this personalized 5-hour tour. Snorkel fringing reefs, explore many of the 23 bays and beaches, meet some “wildlife friends”, learn about the reef and marine life and the rich history of Magnetic Island. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and refreshments in a secluded bay as you relax, swim and enjoy the stunning views. Your hosts, Steph and Adam, have called this beautiful Island their home for over 35 years. We love where we live and we have many stories and special places to share with you.

Day 6: Cairns

Drive to Cairns where you will check into your hotel for 1 night.  The balance of your day is at leisure.

Day 7: Depart

Drop off your rental car at the airport by late afternoon… why not stay longer?


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