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5-day Roxby Downs/Coober Pedy  
Departs:  Sunday, 12 May 2019    
Duration:  5  Days Tour Number: 3025    
Price: 
Cost $1550 p.p. (Travel Club Price $1472)
Single Supplement $350
Deposit $200 on booking
with balance due April 24, 2019
   
 
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Tour Includes:
4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Evening Meals All Accommodation and Entrance Fees Per Itinerary  Home Pick up and Return
 
Day 1 : Adelaide - Coober Pedy
Your Car will pick you up from home (in the metropolitan area) in time for our 7am departure from , Adelaide we travel through Port Augusta, Pimba and Glendambo before arriving in Coober Pedy. (D)
Coober Pedy ~ Mud Hut Motel
 
Day 2 : Coober Pedy
Our first stop is The Catacomb Church Originally built in 1977 this unique church is cut out of the sandstone, the cross, lectern, and communion table fashioned from local mulga wood and an old miner's winch. Opal was discovered in Coober Pedy in 1915 and the area is the main supplier to the world of this precious stone.  To escape the extremes of heat and cold, most of the townsfolk choose to live underground. Our first stop for the day is the Umoona Opal Mine & Museum "The Story of Opal" an eighteen minute documentary, is shown in underground cinema. Permanent display of fossils from South Australia Museum. A breathtaking collection of some of the finest opals can also be found here.  Time for lunch in Coober Pedy (own cost). After Lunch we visit Tom's Working Opal Mine, has been around since '1988'.  1 hour tour with an experienced tour guide. The guide will demonstrate how to use the Tunnelling Machine, Auto-Bucket, Bosun Winch and Jack Hammers and see opal seams in the wall. Visit The Big Winch. Before returning to the motel ()
 
 
Day 3 : Coober Pedy - William Creek - Roxby Downs
All Aboard the coach and we make our way to William Creek. While we are here you may have an opportunity to fly over Lake Eyre (Own Cost) After lunch at the hotel we make our way down the Oodnadatta Track Past Coward Springs, Curdimurka Lake Eyre lookout and onto the Borefield Road to Roxby Downs and check into the motel for the next 2 nights. (B L D)
Roxby Downs Motor Inn
 
Day 4 : Roxby Downs - Olympic Dam - Roxby Downs
After breakfast we pick up our local guide and tour Roxby Downs township followed by a surface mine tour of Olympic Dam with a video and full commentary.  Lunch is free time in Roxby (own cost). This afternoon we travel out to Andamooka and visit the opal fields with a tour to find out about the history of  this opal mining town from it’s early beginnings to modern day, returning back to the Roxby Downs Motor Inn with time to freshen up before dinner. ()
 
 
Day 5 : Roxby Downs - Adelaide
After breakfast we pack the coach and make our way to Woomera and visit the heritage and visitors centre looking at the historic displays of the rocket range and activities by Len Beadell. We make our way to Port Augusta for Lunch After lunch we continue to Adelaide, arriving back about 6.00 where the cars will be waiting to take you home. ()