18.3 S, 144.6 E  summit elevation 1020 m (Undara Crater)  Lava-field Province

The McBride Volcanic Province of northern Queensland covers an area of about 5000 km2, and is composed of basaltic lava flows erupted from many large and small volcanoes. An older series of basalts, preserved in mesas, have K‐Ar ages in the range 7.3 to 7.8 m.y., late Miocene. Most of the volcanic rocks of the Province were erupted in the interval from 2.7 m.y. ago (late Pliocene) to almost the present day. No significant break in the volcanism is recognized during this younger period of activity. The K‐Ar ages are consistent with the stratigraphical control, based mainly on geomorphological evidence.

It is located 150 km SW Atherton. The most famous feature of the volcanic province is Undara Lava Tubes which form part of the longest lava flow on earth (160 km).

Notable Volcanic Features

  •  Undara Lava Tubes  160 km long lava flow,190,000years old.  Undara crater - summit elevation 1020 m, 340 m diameter.

  • Mt McBride - Summit elevation 911m. Erupted 1.7 million years ago.

  • Kinrara Volcano - Erupted 7000 years ago. Kinara is one of the most recent volcanic eruptions in Australia.



McBride Volcano Eruptions

7,000 years ago. Kinrara Volcano
190,000 years ago. Undara Volcano.