Coober Pedy Outback Colour TourThis is the ideal package to get a real ...
Desert Cave TourThe rainbow flash of opal, underground homes, ...
Down N' DirtyFor those who want to experience the thrill ...
Fossicking / NoodlingFossick for your own gem! Transportation to ...
Interpretive DisplayThe Desert Cave Hotel has a colourful and ...
Painted Desert TourA one day 4WD tour to the spectacular ...
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Coober Pedy Outback Colour Tour
This is the ideal package to get a real glimpse of life in the Australian Outback. See the Opal Capital of the World and travel the great Outback with the mailman who will share with you his knowledge and his local contacts as he travels the famous Oodnadatta Track and crosses the Moon Plain to deliver mail to vast Outback cattle stations.
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Desert Cave Tour
The rainbow flash of opal, underground homes, easy-going lifestyle and the mystery of the dusty lunar landscape make Coober Pedy a unique and special place.
On the Desert Cave Tour you visit
Departs : Daily, from the Desert Cave Hotel
Down N' Dirty
For those who want to experience the thrill of digging for a fortune, this tour offers a comprehensive hands-on opportunity.
The 4-hour tour includes:
The Quest mine offers ease of access with ramps into the mine
Departs: on application
Fossicking / Noodling
Fossick for your own gem! Transportation to and from the opal fields is provided on request.
The Desert Cave Hotel has a colourful and informative underground display centre open from 7am to 7pm. Entry is FREE to this interesting display. Wander sandstone passages to learn about Coober Pedy, past and present. Information includes historical Coober Pedy, formation and mining of opal and visual displays of the unique outback landscape.
FREE OF CHARGE
Painted Desert Tour
A one day 4WD tour to the spectacular breakaway country of the Painted Desert (Arckaringa Hills).The Painted Desert is an area of spectacular colourful hills that Mother Nature has taken 80 million years to create. Sediments originally laid down by the ancient inland sea have eroded away over time. This erosion, combined with the leaching of minerals from the soil, create this magical area whose colours change during the day, making it a photographer's delight
To get there, Desert Diversity Tours leaves the world-famous Opal mining town of Coober Pedy, past the last of the underground homes and through the Dingo Fence (the worlds longest structure). We travel over an area that was once the ancient inland sea bed, but today is commonly known as the Moon Plains.
This area is a very important marine-fossil bed that has become of great interest to palaeontologists since the recent discovery, by the operators of Desert Diversity Tours, of the partial backbone of a 5-6 meter long Ichthyosaur (ancient marine reptile) which swam in the ancient sea 120 million years ago.
See some of the vast cattle stations of the Outback, bush walk through the Painted Desert, experience the beauty of Outback landscapes and waterholes. Learn about the Great Artesian Basin, the early explorers and the pastoral industry. Morning/afternoon tea & lunch are supplied.
Departs: on application
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