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Andamooka - Cities, Towns and Localities
In 1930, two drovers from Andamooka Station saw the beautiful gemstones on the hillside, discovering the Andamooka Opal Field. Andamooka Opal is among the finest quality by world standards, with the ‘Opal Matrix’ being unique to the Andamooka region.

Located some 600 km north of Adelaide, Andamooka is the gateway to the Torrens Track, via Mulgaria Station to the Farina Ruins. It connects to William Creek and the Birdsville Track via Marree and the Flinders Ranges via Lyndurst. Although this is private property, permits are available to access the Torrens Track.

Tours are available to view modern day mining and noodling is permitted on the mullock heaps. Early miners cottages are listed on the State Heritage Register and is popular with the tourist. If you have a 4WD, the track to Lake Torrens, White Dam and Torrens Track are not to be missed. Also of interest are Roxby Downs and the Olympic Dam Mine.

There are festivities during Easter and the October long weekends.

Source: Andamooka Community brochure

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Andamooka Attractions

Andamooka Opal
• 275 Opal Creek Blvd, ANDAMOOKA SA 5722 • Ph: +61 8 8672 7007 • Fax: +61 8 8672 7062 • Email
• Check out our ‘Opal Showroom’. Site also contains info on things to do, news and events and accommodation.

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Andamooka Events

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Oktopalfest
• Andamooka Opal Hotel, Lot 170 Government Rd, ANDAMOOKA SA 5722 • Ph: +61 8 8672 7078 • Email
• September/October long weekend
• A celebration of opal and beer with an event that showcases the arid beauty of the far outback, and providing an opportunity for locals in the outlying area to get together, participating in some light hearted events that include whellbaroow race, mobile keg rolling, strong arm competition, fly fishing, beer tasting, keg and can tossing, drinks carrying, opal mining race, tug-of-war, golf chipping, music and entertainment. Events cater for the entire family. There is even a bus service from Roxby Downs to Andamooka during the event. The event is usually sponsored by the Andamooka Opal Hotel in conjunction with other various businesses from Roxby Downs, Olympic Dam and Andamooka.
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Andamooka Distance

Distance to Andamooka
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Andamooka:
  Km
• Adelaide 589
• Coober Pedy 479
• Glendambo 224
• Marree 223
  Km
• Oodnadatta 674
• Roxby Downs 32
• Port Augusta 285
• Woomera 106
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.
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