CAFE | GALLERY | COMMUNITY HUB
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.
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.
The Andamooka Yacht Club is a space that is used by locals and travellers alike. Surrounded by desert and dugouts this cafe and community hub features the work of artists, metal-smiths and jewellers and is an oasis in the desert. Local opal is on display and for those adventurous souls; a map of the town and surrounding points of interest is available on request.
The AYC is available for catering, private events and creative collaborations.
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0418 505 553 / 0408 621 228
118 Government Road, Community Hall,
20 Nov 16 - 27th Jan 17
Reopening: Fri 27th Jan 17
Lauren Webster is a Sydney based artist who's dreamy artworks inspire a sense of stepping into the wild wild west. We are lucky enough to have a one of a kind mural painted by Lauren in the Andamooka Yacht Club. Framed art works are also available online and in the cafe. Photos courtesy of Lauren Webster
Andamooka is Australia’s original opal mining town, a small place that grew along a dry sandy riverbed. The town was established in 1930 and continues to produce opal that is considered by experts to be the most stable in the world. One of the largest and most famous opal stones was mined in Andamooka and presented to Queen Elizabeth II on her first state visit in 1954.
The country surrounding the township consists of rocky outcrops, sand hills and flat dry clay pans. East of Andamooka is Lake Torrens, where opalised shells and bones of ancient creatures are still being brought to the surface, including the giant plesiosaurus. Andamooka lies 591km North of Adelaide, and 34km from the BHP mining town of Roxby Downs. Visitors can fly into Olympic Dam airport direct from Adelaide.
Call us: 0418 505 553
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Visit us: Andamooka Community Hall, 118 Government Road, Andamooka 5722