Desert Cave Tours

  • Children catered for

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.

Contact Details

Desert Cave Tours
Hutchison Street
Coober Pedy
South Australia 5723

Toll Free Number
+61 1800 088 521

Telephone
+61 (08) 8672 5688

Fax
+61 (08) 8672 5198

Mobile
+61 408 783 012

  • Desert Cave Tours,  Coober Pedy,  South Australia

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Checkin Desk
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide
  • Waiting Area

Activities

  • Animal Viewing
  • Art and Craft making
  • Astronomy
  • Bush Tucker
  • Bushwalking
  • City Sightseeing
  • Fossicking

Coober Pedy Desert Cave Morning Tour - DCT03

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy, The Breakaways, Dog Fence

Tour duration

4 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:00-12:00
Tue 8:00-12:00
Wed 8:00-12:00
Thu 8:00-12:00

Fri 8:00-12:00
Sat 8:00-12:00
Sun 8:00-12:00

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $98.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Coaster

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Pickup

Coober Pedy Desert Cave Afternoon Tour - DCT04

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy, The Breakaways, Dog Fence

Tour duration

4 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 15:00-19:00
Tue 14:00-18:00
Wed 14:00-18:00
Thu 14:00-18:00

Fri 14:00-18:00
Sat 14:00-18:00
Sun 14:00-18:00

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $98.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Coaster

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Pickup

Outback Mail Run Day Tour - DCT01

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, William Creek

Tour duration

12 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 9:00-21:00
Tue
Wed
Thu 9:00-21:00

Fri
Sat
Sun

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $195.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Pickup

Painted Desert Day Tour - DCT05

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Painted Desert

Tour duration

9 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 8:30-17:30
Tue 8:30-17:30
Wed 8:30-17:30
Thu 8:30-17:30

Fri 8:30-17:30
Sat 8:30-17:30
Sun 8:30-17:30

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $230.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Meal
  • Pickup
  • Seat belts

Outback Colour Four Day Tour - DCT07

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy, The Breakaways, Dog Fence, Oodnadatta, William Creek

Tour duration

4 Days

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $828.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Coaster

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Pickup

A Taste of Opal Three Day Tour - DCT09

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy, The Breakaways, Dog Fence

Tour duration

3 Days

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $509.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Coaster

Facilities

  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Pickup

Outback Matrix Four Day Tour - DCT11

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy, The Breakaways, Dog Fence, Painted Desert

Tour duration

4 Days

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $866.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Pickup

Down 'N' Dirty Opal Digging Four Hour Tour - DCT13

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy

Tour duration

4 Hours

Departure & Arrival time

Mon 7:45-13:45
Tue 7:45-13:45
Wed 7:45-13:45
Thu 7:45-13:45

Fri 7:45-13:45
Sat 7:45-13:45
Sun 7:45-13:45

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $110.00

Transport mode

Four Wheel Drive, Coaster

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Pickup

Airport Transfer - DCT06

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy

Tour duration

15 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $10.00

Transport mode

Coaster

Facilities

  • Drop off
  • Pickup

Greyhound Bus Transfer - DCT14

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy

Tour duration

5 Mins

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $8.00

Transport mode

Coaster

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Drop off
  • Pickup

Ghan Transfer - DCT10

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.

Tour details

Tour destinations

Coober Pedy

Tour duration

1 Hour

At a glance

Tour costs

Adult - $180.00

Transport mode

Coaster

Facilities

  • Drop off
  • Pickup
 
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