Off the Tableland and onto the Savannah Way

Waterfalls, like the Millstream Falls are are true feature of the Atherton Tableland.

The falls lay between Ranenshoe

Queensland’s highest town and

Innot Hot Spring there are thermal waters in the creek or spa centre to ease an adventurers tired bones.

Past the Springs the land opens out to the savannah at 40 mile scrub.

Not for on I found a spring fed water hole for a cooling dip.

Before stopping at the little town of Mount Surprise.

An old gem stone fossicking town close by the Undara Volcanic National Park and its amazing Lava Tubes.

This is my second visit to the Lava Tubes. Back in 2015 returning from Cooktown I stayed at the Undara Resort. This time I chose the Bedrock Village at Mount Surprise.

The lava tubes are remnants from volcanic eruptions 190,000 years ago.

And are inhabited by little micro bats about the size of your thumb

The scale of the tubes can be seen here. Look for the guide in the bottom left hand corner.

The National Park is home to hundreds of extinct volcanoes.

The Kalkani Crater is accessible for walking.

With informative interpretation signs.

If you walk quietly you may see pretty faced wallabies

The beautiful Wonga Vine

And amazing views over the savannah.

As I write a new covid 19 outbreak has emerged in Australia and who knows how that will effect my travel plans across the continent.

One has to be flexible while travelling in the time of Covid 19.

8 thoughts on “Off the Tableland and onto the Savannah Way

  1. I have to say I’m getting a tad jealous of these “in-water” shots! You should do a book “Springs I’ve sprung on my travels”!. Also loved the super moon piccies. Hope you get to see the whale sharks in Exmouth; one of our best experiences! Safe travels. Cheers Pauline & Swanny xx

  2. Love the springs and lava tubes! Enjoy the Savannah Way, such an evocative name. Hope your travel plans stay unaffected by lockdowns. You are far enough away from hot spots to not be bothered.

    1. Thanks Chris, I’m hopeful that it will all be cleared up in the NT by the time I get there. That’s a few weeks away yet. So I should be right. It’s beautiful country out here. Hope all your boat work is going well.

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