Witjira National Park & The Simpson Desert

Witjira National Park and The Simpson Desert – The 776,900ha Park is located 160km north of Oodnadatta. It features the Dalhousie Thermal Mound Springs, the largest, most active artesian springs in Australia as well as the Mt Dare homestead complex. The Parks mainly consist of desert landscapes, gibber plains, sand dunes, salt pans, flat-topped mesa hills…

Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta is an historic centre that has retained its outback character. Its crossroads were once thronged with drovers, cameleers, goldminers and Aboriginal people and the outpost became a rollicking railhead when the transcontinental railway ceased its construction in 1891. Until completed in 1929, mail, freight and travellers were carried six days on camel back to…

William Creek

This is SA’s smallest village with a population of 12, its attraction being a unique bush pub. From the junction, the road 202kms north to Oodnadatta follows the ancient Aboriginal trade route, famous for its permanent springs. Camel trains and cattlemen passed this way, as did the Overland Telegraph Line from Port Augusta to Darwin…

Painted Desert

Some of Australia’s most spectacular breakaway country has taken over 80 million years to evolve from the time of the ancient inland sea. This area has eroded away over time, and combined with the leaching of minerals from the soil, create this magical area where colours change during the day, making it a photographer’s delight.

Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

Learn about mining and living underground in Coober Pedy with our informative tour and experienced guides. Visit our museum, enjoy a stone cutting demonstration and journey dep into the earth. See how Coober Pedy residents live with a walk through our underground house and learn all about mining in one of the oldest mines in…

Tom’s Working Mine

Tom’s Working Opal Mine has been around since ‘1988’.  1 hour tour with an experienced tour guide. The guide will demonstrate how to use the Tunnelling Machine, Auto-Bucket, Bosun Winch and Jack Hammers and see Opal seems in the wall.  Tour Times: 10am / 2pm / 4pm, 7 Days A Week. Contact Details ADDRESS: Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy PHONE: (08) 8672…

Riba’s Underground Tours

An on-site Opal mine tour is the highlight of your stay at Riba’s. It is offered every evening for guests and visitors. Contact Details ADDRESS: 1811 William Creek Road Coober Pedy, S.A. 5723 PHONE: (08) 8672 5614 EMAIL: ribas@camp-underground.com.au WEBSITE: http://www.camp-underground.com.au/

Old Timers Mine

Winner of many tourism awards including the South Australia Heritage and Cultural tourism award. Opal Mine, Museum, Underground home, opal showroom, opal mining machine demonstrations and noodling pit, Pet friendly corner. Contact Details ADDRESS: Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy South Australia 5723 PHONE: (08) 8672 5555 EMAIL: nicko@oldtimersmine.com.au WEBSITE: http://www.oldtimersmine.com.au

Oasis Tours

Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine Tours visit Underground homes, churches, Museum and mine, opal fields,fossick for your own Opal and watch an award winning documentary in and underground theatre with complimentary tea and coffee. Sunset Breakaways Tours include the Moon Plains,…