Andamooka Observatory

  • The Andamooka Observatory is a family-owned tour business that can create personalised and private itineraries that take our guests into one of Australia’s last Outback frontiers: the Andamooka Opal Fields.

  • Our bespoke premium tours are ideal for guests who want a pristine desert experience, sensational starry nights, fine food and wine, vast open spaces, abundant wildlife, and marvel at Australia’s national gemstone: Opal.

  • We can customise private tours to include delicious bush tucker banquets and beverages, searching for opal with LED Ultraviolet flashlights, opal mining, paleontology, opal cutting lessons, birding, sunsets, stargazing, and nocturnal tours.

  • Most of our guests choose to fly to Andamooka via Olympic Dam Airport for convenience or due to time constraints. The flight between Adelaide and Olympic Dam takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

  • The Andamooka Observatory was ranked second with the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the South Australian Tourism Commission’s ‘Best Places to Stargaze in South Australia’.

  • “For a real taste of the outback, Andamooka has what you need. The town’s observatory has your star-gazing needs taken care of, but you can also go ‘opal noodling’, essentially fossicking for the gems in a town that was once a hub for the opal mining industry”. Vogue Magazine.

  • The Andamooka Observatory has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s ‘Opal Hunters: Red Dirt Roadtrip’, Channel 10’s ‘The Project’, Channel 9, SKY, Channel 7, Channel 10, ABC News, social media, and radio.

  • Call to book your Andamooka experience: 0466265377 /0487112747

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  • Andamooka Overnight Premium Tour.

  • Andamooka Premium Day Tour.

  • Opal Mining Day Tours: Daily 10am & 2pm Adults $50 / Kids: $25 / Kids under 5 are free. 2-hour tour with local guides.

  • Stargazing & Opal Noodling Nocturnal Tour: Daily 8pm Adults $55 / Kids: $25 / Kids under 5 are free. 2-hour tour with local guides.

  • Call to book your Andamooka experience: 0466265377 /0487112747

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Celestial Events

Join us at the top of the hill for a range of celestial events throughout the year. Zero light pollution and hosted by local astronomy buffs with their scopes, you’ll be able to witness events such as blue moons, meteor showers, planet conjunctions and space station flyovers. Visit us here for upcoming events and workshops such as how to take incredible moon shots with your phone.