3 Day Andamooka

Spend three days 4WD touring the Outback opal mining town of Andamooka. Visit Woomera, once the launch site for experimental rockets and learn about Aboriginal art and culture.

Day One

We depart Adelaide at 7:00 am for the opal mining town of Andamooka, travelling via Port Augusta. At Port Augusta we visit the Wadlata Outback Centre, where we learn about the origins of the Flinders Ranges, the Aboriginal Dreaming, European settlement, Explorers, and much more.

After morning tea we travel to Woomera, a town established in 1947 for launching experimental rockets but that is no longer in operation. We visit the Woomera Heritage Centre and Missile Park, which displays examples of rockets, aircraft and weapons associated with the testing range.

We stay at Andamooka or Roxby Downs

Day Two

After breakfast we visit Andamooka for a tour of the 'incredible last frontier town'. We learn how opal is mined 3 to 10 metres down on what was an ancient sea bed 1.8 million to 700 million years ago.

You then have the opportunity to see how wide the range of opal is in the many showrooms, or perhaps you would like to try "noodling" for your own opal. If time permits, we can take a tour to the shimmering white salt of Lake Torrens. There is also the option to see the sights of Roxby Downs with a tour of the Olympic Dam Mine.

We stay at Roxby Downs

Day Three

We depart Roxby Downs for Marree, travelling via the Borefield Road. You will see the Dingo Fence and the Oodnadatta Track along the way, and visit the Farina Ruins, first surveyed in 1878.

After morning tea we head to Lyndhurst via the spectacular red and brown Ochre Cliffs. After lunch we travel through the magnificent Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta on the way back to Adelaide, where we arrive at approximately 6:00 pm.



Operates: On demand, approximately 7:00 am day one to 6:00 pm day three.

  • Three days 4WD touring,
  • Two nights twin share accommodation at Andamooka or Roxby Downs,
  • Breakfast on days two and three,
  • Dinner on days one and two,
  • Entry to Wadlata Outback Centre.
  • All other meals, unless specified in itinerary,
  • Mobile phone calls, souvenirs, optional tours and personal items,
  • Admission to attractions, unless specified in itinerary.

* It is suggested that appropriate sickness, accident & personal liability insurance be taken out. *

TOUR CONDITIONS: "Just Cruisin" reserves the right to alter or modify itinerary if prevailing weather, road conditions, or adverse conditions require such change.

BOOKING CONDITIONS: A deposit of 20% is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is payable 21 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS: Must be made 14 days prior to departure or full deposit is forfeited.

DON'T FORGET: Your camera, good walking shoes and hats. Please limit luggage to a small bag.

MOST OF ALL: Don't forget your sense of adventure!!!