15 May 2015
Like the opals that lie beneath its surface, Andamooka is one of South Australia’s hidden gems. The small opal mining town near Roxby Downs on the South Coast gives you access to an outback experience unlike any other.
Andamooka has a unique history and structure and you will learn all about its fascinating culture by taking part in the wide array of activities available to you.
See one of the finest national parks Australia has to offer in Lake Torrens, enjoy an opal digging experience at Stuart Creek and afterwards enjoy a cheeky drink at the Tuckerbox Restaurant or the Andamooka Opal Hotel.
Lake Torrens National Park is spans 250km and is considered one of the best SA national parks for photography and the study of geology. Lake Torrens is usually a dry salt flat and rarely gets filled with water. However, you can still see a fascinating array of birds. This is one of the best national parks Australia has on offer and you will not regret dropping by.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Roxby Downs for a comfortable night after a long day of photographing the landscape.
Stuart Creek offers a unique opal digging experience, which will give you a feel for the Andamooka opal mining culture. Many of the opal mining cottages are still standing and you will be able to see how they were constructed to avoid extreme whether changes.
Food and Drink
After your jam packed day of fun and adventure on the South Coast, experiencing opal mining and Lake Torrens National Park, all you will want to do is relax with a nice cold beer and a fabulous meal. Andamooka has two highly regarded pubs, whose friendly staff will make you feel welcome.
Take a trip beneath the surface. Book your Roxby Downs accommodation to gain access to Andamooka and the South Australian outback.