Bedrock Village

Mount Surprise

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Bedrock Village

Bedrock Village Caravan Park and Tours is located in the historic township of Mt. Surprise, 320 km southwest of Cairns on the Savannah Way.

Designed and built by Joe and Jo Lockyer and their children Amy and Toby on their 9 acres of bush land. Years of creation has transformed the area from a harsh basalt landscape into an oasis.

Joe Lockyer has been a member of Savannah Guides since 1992 and Bedrock Village was accredited as a Savannah Guide Site in April 2001.

Joe is a highly skilled bushman and has a wealth of knowledge of the local flora, fauna, geology and history. This strong background is put to outstanding use as he shares his passion and enthusiasm through his diverse range of guided tours which include the Undara Volcanic National Park and Savannahlander train.

Accommodation

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Accommodation

Bedrock Village Caravan Park offers spacious, shady, drive through powered sites. Each site has native tree screening on either side to encompass a quiet and private bay. The lawned camping area, set among the trees, is equipped with its own camp kitchen which includes a toaster, kettle, and fridge and hot and cold water sink.

There are 34 cabins at Bedrock Village all of which are air conditioned, ensuited, have television and linen is supplied. 30 of these cabins have full cooking facilities and one is suited to disabled patrons.

 

Facilities

The 11 metre salt water pool, 9 hole mini golf course and television room, ensure that the younger visitors to Bedrock Village have plenty to keep them occupied.

Free gas BBQs and 2 camp kitchens are offered for self-catering. Clothes lines and laundry facilities are available in the recreation area.

Pet minding is available for those wishing to join a tour; the fee is a donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Most evenings from Easter until the end of September, there are free camp-fire activities and inexpensive home cooked evening meals are served. Everyone is encouraged to join in and have a laugh and feed and enjoy the family atmosphere with Jo & Joe.

 

Experiences

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All Day Undara Tour

Bedrock Village hosts this comprehensive tour to the world-reknowned Undara Lava Tubes three days a week from Easter to 30 September. Begin with a walk around Kalkani Crater where you see amazing views of the lava tube line. As the day progresses, visit larger and more spectacular tubes. The tour includes morning and afternoon tea, scrumptious lunch, all transfers and National Park fees.

A moderate fitness level is required due to walking, standing, gradients and uneven surfaces. Tours depart 8:00am Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Morning Undara Tour

Step onto the Bedrock Tour Bus outside your door! On the 45 minute drive to Undara National Park, your guide will point out the town’s history, the railway and a brief on the landscape. Your first stop will be at Kalkani Crater. Here, you’ll walk around the crater rim and learn about the flora and fauna of the McBride province and its volcanic history. After morning tea, the tour takes you to three sections of the Undara Lava Tubes. The tour includes morning tea, transfers and National Park fees.

A moderate fitness level is required due to walking, standing, gradients and uneven surfaces. Tours depart 8:30am daily from Easter to mid-October.

Savannahlander Train Tour

Board the Savannahlander in Mount Surprise, then sit back and relax for your two-hour rail journey, winding your way through the heart of cattle country to the quaint outback town of Einasleigh. Your guide will meet you there and take you to the charismatic outback hotel for a refreshment stop before visiting the fascinating Copperfield Gorge. Here you’ll learn about the history and geology of the region. On your return bus journey, we’ll stop among riverbank trees and boil the billy for afternoon tea.

A moderate fitness level is required due to walking, standing, gradients and uneven surfaces. Tours depart 12:00 noon on Thursdays from Easter to mid-October.

Happy Customers

"Came north to visit Undara but wanted a bit more of a self contained accommodation option. What I liked about Bedrock is that they offer everything from a van site, shared block all the way up to family cabins. We stayed in a Copperfield Cabin (6) and found it to be pretty much perfect for us. The park offers lots for an extended stay. There are multiple BBQ areas, A fire pit to sit around and chat, If you want a break from self prep of meals they have that covered as well. Oh - they bake goodies every day so if you like a vanilla slice or muffin or other treats they are all there - Vanilla Slice was great! You can walk from the park through town and visit the Railway Station AND you can book tours to Undara and other experiences right there at reception. I would highly recommend staying here for anyone in the area.
"Just spent 2 great nights at the Bedrock. Great park, lovely friendly helpful staff. Absolutely loved the half day bus tour of the Undara Lava tubes - Ian was a great guide. AND …. Pizza night OMG!!! The best pizzas. So yummy and so big we are having the leftovers again tonight. Also the homemade vanilla slice - try it!! Would definitely recommend anyone to stay here. Mt Surprise is full of surprises."

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