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Geological Wonders

The awe-inspiring wonders of Mother Nature

To experience nature at its most powerful and awe-inspiring, explore Tropical North Queensland’s geological wonders. From dramatic gorges scoured from ancient rock to the world’s largest lava tube system and world-heritage listed fossil fields.

Start your exploration of the spectacular at Cobbold Gorge in Gulf Savannah country. Take the three-hour cruise through the gorge, with its 30m-high sandstone walls – so narrow in places, you can touch them. The gorge is one remnant of a volcanic field that once spread from the Atherton Tablelands into the Gulf Savannah and Outback.

Another remnant of that past are underground caverns such as the Chillagoe Caves. Take a guided tour through a number of different caverns, including some filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Ready to rough it a bit? Several caves are open for self-guided exploration; however, you need to be prepared for some clambering. Whichever option you choose, a visit to this massive cave system – once part of a coral reef – is always memorable.


Walk through parts of the longest lava tubes in the world at the Undara Experience

Riversleigh Fossil Fields at Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Delve into the limestone caves at Chillagoe

Swim in the crater of a volcano at Lake Eacham on the Atherton Tablelands

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