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Riba's Underground Camping and Caravan Park, Coober Pedy

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William Creek Rd. Turn off on the William Creek Road S of Coober Pedy and the park is 1.5 km down on the right hand side. Park is privately owned and is situated 2 km before you get to Coober Pedy coming from the south. Ph: 08 8672 5614. Pets allowed, at manager's discretion, on leash at all times.

Report By: SteveT(29)
Date of Stay: May 2018 Rating: 3
Powered site is $30 per night but if you take Ricks opal mine tour (located within the caravan Park) then the night of the tour is half price. Tour cost $25 per head. Tour was interesting but we felt the Old Timers Museum in town was a better tour. Sites have no water so need to have full tanks before you arrive. Sites were gravel and there are 7 sites under shadecloth shelters which give more protection from the sun. Otherwise there is a public standpipe in the main street with water available at a cost. There is a public dump point adjacent. Clean amenities with free showers with good water pressure and hot water. No hot water to hand basins, no soap and no hand dryers. Laundry has 2 washing machines $5 per load. No dump point in Park. Large fully enclosed camp kitchen (with shadecloth sides) with bbqs, tables and sink but no fridge. Staff were very friendly and explained Park layout. Would definitely stay again.

Report By: Eivel Gnome(34)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4.5
Manager's name is Rick and Barbara.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $32 for 2A PN, powered. Amenities are close to most sites, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, poor night lighting, very few sites are shaded, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good rec room, good camp kitchen, book swap available, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Optus, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- Lay backed. The tours of the mine by Rick, the underground camping and the bedrooms(we stayed 2 nights in a comfy bed and the 3rd night a week later on a powered site) The constant temperatures below ground. The hosts were great and really pleasant to get on with.
Disliked:- Lack of lighting, No soap or hand drying facilities. Long hike to ablutions from underground rooms. The "ouch" type of floors in the showers.
Added Touches:- Ricks tour of the mine and information was pretty good.
Local Information:- The nearby Breakaways are interesting as are the underground facilities and businesses. the Catholic Church is worth a look at, and an would be great if the powers to be used a "coloured car door" method or similar for "tourist drives" like at Lightning Ridge. Lots of Opal sellers and dealers.. Opal everywhere.
Road Conditions:- Black top and about a km or so of reasonably good gravel surface to the park.