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ANDAMOOKA DUKES BOTTLE HOUSE MOTEL & ANDAMOOKA OPAL SHOWROOM
We are pleased to be able to offer the following package to all visitors travelling our state.
Andamooka Opal Experience
Andamooka is a comfortable 6-hour drive from Adelaide and getting you right into the outback in your first day of travel if you choose. Interesting spots along the way include Wadlata and the Arid lands gardens in Port Augusta, the Heritage and Rocket Centre in Woomera and the New mining town of Roxby Downs.
Arrive in Andamooka in time to take in the amazing sight of this higgledy-piggledy frontier town, which still displays the original pioneer miners shacks and dugouts. Some wonderful examples of making do as they had to in the early years.
Book into your comfortable room at Dukes Bottlehouse Motel and then do the two pub crawl to check out your dinner options. Eat at the famous Tuckerbox Restaurant or take in the ambiance of the Opal Hotel. Have a chat with the opal miners at the end of a hard days yakka and see if they have been lucky!!
a leisurely breakfast at Dukes then do a Tagalong tour with Peter,
our own in-house miner, to a working opal mine. All that is to be known
of the quest for finding that big opal parcel will be revealed, and you
can try your luck at finding your own king stone. Come back
into town, have a bite to eat, and then take a humorous and informative
local town tour of our historic dugouts and an underground mine. If opting
for a 2nd nights stay take a drive and visit the longest salt lake in
the southern hemisphere, Lake Torrens. (Four Wheel Drive vehicles recommended)
Join us on the patio for a drink or two before checking out the Other place for an evening meal. (Or feel free to use the barbeque plate in our Sunken Garden).
This package can be done in one day, but depending on your time of arrival and how rushed you want to be we would recommend a minimum of two days with option of a third night to visit the Olympic Dam Copper Mine and Roxby Down Township. This offers a unique contrast of an Old mining Town and a New Mining town. Tours of the Olympic Dam Complex are available at on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays only and go from 9 to 10.30am. Cost is a gold coin donation for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Andamooka, being a comfortable 4 - 6 hour flight from Victoria makes a perfect place to stay on your first or last night of an outback adventure. For all inclusive Australian Air Tours including Andamooka, visit Kirkhope Aviation
The gibber plain airstrip is about 3 kms N-NW of the township and the main strip is 1000 mtrs long and runs roughly east west with the prevailing winds.
There is an all weather strip at Roxby Downs , which is some 30 kms west and aviation fuel is also available there. Owners must be notified if you are planning to land or refuel there.
Coming in you fly over the amazing lunar like landscape of the opal fields and the longest salt lake in the southern hemisphere, Lake Torrens. Peter or Margot will collect you from the airstrip and take you back into town to book into the comfortable motel rooms.
Depending on the time of arrival and the amount of time available to you the following activities are suggested:
Our package for a one night stay would be:
Cost per person on a twin share basis would be: $105.00
An optional extra, time permitting, would be the Lake Torrens Tour which would be an extra $20 per person (Minimum 4 People)
option, on departure perhaps, would be the Roxby Downs Mine Tour which
only operates on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am to 10.30. An
early departure to refuel at Roxby could incorporate a pick up by the
Roxby Tour Bus from the Airport. Early notification would be required
but the cost of the tour is a gold coin Donation for the RFDS at this
stage. Transfers by road would be approximately $95 per Vehicle (4 pax)
For further information please contact us:
275 Opal Creek Blvd, Andamooka 5722, Australia
Phone: 61 8 8672 7007 | Fax + 61 8 8672 7062 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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