Desert Cave Tours

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Desert Cave Tours offer a variety of tours in and around the famous opal mining town, Coober Pedy. The tours are only limited by your imagination. Experience the beauty of outback landscapes. Tours include Coober Pedy town and scenic tours, opal discovery, fossicking for opals and mail run day tour.

Facilities

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Services

Desert Cave Tour

From $260 to $300

Travel in a four wheel drive vehicle through vast cattle stations, stop for bush walks in spectacular breakaway country including the Painted Desert and Arckaringa Hills, enjoy outback landscapes and waterholes, the Great Artesian Basin and learn about the history and pastoral industry of the area.

Operates: On demand, 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Non-Smoking
Quest Mine

$110

Experience a safe, fun, and informative way to mine your own opal. You will have access to a working mine where you will be supplied with a hard hat, torch and handpick to get Down ‘N’ Dirty and try to find your fortune.

Operates: Daily at 7.45am to 1.45pm approximately.

$828

The Outback Colour three nights, four day tour combines the the Desert Cave half day tour, Mail Run day tour and time to try noodling (looking for opals) into one all inclusive tour. Highlights include visits to an underground home and church and Umoona Opal Mine and Museum and travel through the opal fields to The Breakaways Range and Dingo Fence. Join the mail run and travel overland in a triangle between Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta and William Creek visiting points of interest and delivering mail to all cattle stations on the way. The tour covers 600 kilometres, see historic ruins and monuments and part of the Overland Telegraph Line.

Operates: All departure times and dates on application.

$8

Desert Cave Tours will transfer you to or from your accommodation at the Desert Cave Hotel to Coober Pedy Greyhound Bus Depot.

Operates: Daily by prior arrangement.

Desert Cave Hotel

From $98 to $124

Highlights include visit to an underground church, home and Umoona Opal Mine and Museum, travel through the opal fields to The Breakaways Range and Dingo Fence.

Operates: Daily, 8am to 12pm.

Carpark Family Friendly Non-Smoking Public Toilet
Transfers

$10

Desert Cave Tours will transfer you to or from your accommodation at the Desert Cave Hotel to Coober Pedy airport.

Operates: Daily by prior arrangement.

Carpark Non-Smoking

$180

Desert Cave Tours will transfer you to or from your accommodation at the Desert Cave Hotel to the Ghan Train Manguri railway siding 40 kilometres west of Coober Pedy.

Operates: Daily by prior arrangement.

Breakaways-Desert Cave Tour

From $98 to $120

Highlights include visit to an underground church, home and Umoona Opal Mine and Museum, travel through the opal fields to The Breakaways Range and Dingo Fence.

Operates: Daily, 2pm to 6pm.

Carpark Family Friendly Non-Smoking Public Toilet

$866

The Outback Matrix three nights, four day tour combines the Desert Cave half day tour, Painted Desert day tour into one tour. Highlights include visits to an underground home and church and Umoona Opal Mine and Museum and travel through the opal fields to The Breakaways Range and Dingo Fence. Travel through vast cattle stations, stop for bush walks in spectacular breakaway country including the Painted Desert and Arckaringa Hills, enjoy outback landscapes and waterholes, the Great Artesian Basin and learn about the history and pastoral industry of the area. See the southern stars, learn about Greek and Roman mythology, Aboriginal legends, shooting stars and satellites.

Operates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from March to November, departure times on application.

MAIL RUN

$295

Travel overland in a triangle between Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta and William Creek visiting points of interest and delivering mail to all cattle stations on the way. The tour covers 600 kilometres, highlights include historic ruins and monuments and part of the Overland Telegraph Line.

Operates: Monday and Thursday, 9am to 9pm.

Carpark Non-Smoking

$509

A Taste of Opal two nights, three day tour includes the Desert Cave half day tour and noodling (looking for opals). Travel through the opal fields to The Breakaways Range and Dingo Fence. Visit an underground home and church and Umoona Opal Mine and Museum. Learn about the art of noodling and try looking for your own opals.

Operates: All departure times and dates on application.

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