Part of the ‘Gulf Savannah’ region, Mount Surprise is a small railway town that
services the surrounding area.
Sitting on the edge of what was an immense lava
flow from an ancient volcano to the east, it is closely located to the
multi-award winning ‘Undara Experience’.
The area is also the centre for another popular tourist activity, gem
fossicking, that includes garnet, quartz, topaz, spinel, cairngorm and
Another great way to visit Mount Surprise and surrounding area is via the increasingly popular ‘Savannahlander’,
a train route that connects Cairns, Kuranda, Mareeba, Dimbulah, Almaden, Mount
Surprise, Einasleigh, and Forsayth.