Andamooka Historic Cottages
These structures date back to the 1930’s and they are heritage listed examples of housing for miners and businesses constructed during the first decade of Andamooka township. They have been carefully maintained and fitted out by the community over the years and they offer visitors the opportunity to get up close and experience living in early Andamooka.
Where: Opal Creek Blvd, Andamooka Hub.
Historic Machinery Display
This is a comprehensive and growing display of examples of machinery used by Andamooka miners. Each opal field is unique and so are the machines, modifications and innovations used to mine them. You will be intrigued by the engineering brilliance of early miners to convert all styles of bits and pieces of machinery into effective working machines. The Exhibit also boasts what is arguably the oldest Ingerson Rand compressor on public display.
Where: Opal Creek Blvd adjacent to the Caravan & Camping Ground.
Things to Do and See
Single day itinerary
Two day itinerary
Three-five day itinerary
Fossicking & Exploring the Opal Fields
Places to Go
(each will have a photo)
Andamooka is centrally placed to a number of remarkable places to visit or to head to after your stay in Andamooka.
Andamooka is the entry point to the track out to Lake Torrens. Pack a picnic or BBQ (check re fire bans/restrictions) and take a day trip out to this hauntingly beautiful salt lake, which is of great significant to the indigenous peoples that roamed these remote arid lands during good seasons. 4WD is recommended but not essential. Please check in with local authorities, either Police or the SES to register your journey and for advice on the condition of the road before departing. Driving on the Lake can be perilous and is not permitted. Fines up to $10,000 may be applied to vehicles that xxx this ban, in particular when damage is caused to the ancient and fragile formation.