The Andamooka Yacht Club is an innovative new tourism hub, featuring a cafe, gallery and community space, set in the moonscape surrounds of one of Australia's oldest opal mining towns, Andamooka. 

Photo by matilda 


The AYC is the manifestation of a dream for Matilda and Kurt who first stumbled upon Andamooka two years ago and quickly fell in love with its captivating landscape.

After visiting the town for weeks at a time, the pair got to know the community, its people and its history and sought to use their backgrounds in architecture, graphic design and tourism to create a space that would benefit locals and travellers alike. They imagined a hub that would not only offer visitors a good cup of coffee (and put Kurt's uni student barista experience to good use!), but would also showcase the work of artists and metal-smiths featuring the town's famous opal. The space would also support the town's social network through organised events and workshops. 

With the support of a Community Entrepreneur's Grant, local contribution and expertise, and a lot of hard work, the AYC officially opened it's doors in September 2015.

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0478 139 188

Email us for inquiries about hosting your private event at the AYC. 


118 Government Road, Community Hall,
Andamooka 5722


Tues-Sat 9–3
Sun 10–3
Mon Closed






Featured Artists

Marina Antoniou
Marina is a Sydney based jeweller who hand crafts limited-run collections and bespoke jewellery. After studies in industrial design, jewellery and object design, jewellery manufacture & diamond grading, Marina is passionate about the hand-made and is dedicated to quality craftsmanship. Recently, Marina has turned her sites towards working with Australian opal. The AYC has hand-selected unique Andamookan stones from local miners for Marina to transform into bespoke pieces. Marina has created a collection especially for the AYC which is available for purchase in-store.

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Lauren Webster
Lauren Webster is a Sydney based artist and creative. Specialising as a painter/drawer, she has exhibited in solo and group shows across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Paris. Lauren fell in love with Andamooka in early 2015 and has returned several times to soak up desert inspiration for her latest works. Lauren took inspiration from the AYC brand concept and has created a wall sized desert x ocean themed work. Framed ink on paper originals that characterise the local landscape are also available for sale in-store and on our online shop. 

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The beautiful ramshackle town of Andamooka is home to a population of 450; a culturally diverse cluster of opal miners, metal-smiths and desert-dreamers. It is located 28km off the Stuart Highway and 600km North of Adelaide.

Built in collaboration with the locals, the space is an oasis in the desert, using secret Andamooka recipes and exhibiting the work of artists and craftspeople. 

The AYC is available for catering, events and creative collaborations. 



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Visit us: Andamooka Community Hall, 118 Government Road, Andamooka 5722