Star Opal Fossil Collection

In 1974 we purchased the block where Star Opal and our dugout home are now situated. On the block there was a small stone building, which was used as a cutting room by the previous owner and a very small one roomed dugout. At Star Opal we strive to give you the personalized service that [...]

Strzelecki Regional Reserve

Strezelecki Regional Reserve includes the vast pale sand dune country of the Strzelecki and Cobbler Deserts, and the mostly dry bed of the Strzelecki Creek. The previously identified Strzelecki Boundary has been realigned to more accurately reflect the Tinga Tingana Pastoral Lease which is not part of Strzelecki Regional Reserve. This now means there is [...]

Underground Potteries

See how pottery is made at the Underground Potteries and view the finished work in the gallery. All of the pottery is hand thrown or hand built and twice fired at the studio. The clays used are guaranteed genuine stoneware or terracotta, suitable for use in ovens, microwaves, freezers and dishwashers, but cannot be used [...]

Oodnadatta Track

The Oodnadatta Track offers one of the best Outback drives in Australia. Steeped in history, natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage, the track is perhaps our most fascinating and historic outback trail. It was the route for 19th century explorers like John McDouall Stuart. The track follows an old Aboriginal trading route through semi-desert [...]

Faye’s Underground Home And Opal Mine

Located in a beautiful desert garden, is Faye’s famous Underground Home. The original one room home housed the first mail truck driver over sixty years ago. It was converted by Faye Nayler and two other women, using only picks and shovels, into a kitchen and bedroom. Later five other rooms were added including a wine [...]

Marree Hotel

The Marree Hotel is a classic outback hotel built in 1883. The hotel offers superior accommodation with 52 en suite cabins and 12 hotel rooms (with shared facilities). The Marree Hotel also offers free camping in a non-powered designated area to the south of the hotel. Shower and toilet facilities are available for a gold [...]

Kingoonya Hotel

The Kingoonya Hotel is an Australian outback style pub located on the trans-continental railway. It offers eight air-conditioned rooms for accommodation. You can enjoy hot meals and a cold beer which can be consumed on the veranda whilst viewing the incredible desert sunsets. The pub is located at the start/finish of some of South Australia’s [...]

Tjatu Gallery

Tjatu Gallery sells art created by local traditional owners of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands from community arts centres Mimili Maku Arts and Iwantja Arts. Both communities are situated between 50 and 100 kilometres north west of Marla Travellers Rest (permits are required to enter the communities). Works on canvas are bold and striking [...]

Arckaringa Station – Painted Desert

Arckaringa Station – Painted Desert offers a picturesque outback experience. Whether it’s sunrise or sunset, the colours of the landscape will transform in front of your eyes. The destination is a favourite with four wheel drivers, families and artists alike – it’s a must see of the Australian outback! Arckaringa Cattle Station, with camping and [...]

Coober Pedy Races

Coober Pedy Races is an event where thoroughbred and stock horses compete in both races and gymkhana events over a fun filled packed two days. The outback carnival starts on Friday with the station people and ringers arriving in town to kick up their heels and enjoy the hospitality of the town. The racing programme [...]

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