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Riba's Underground Camping

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't read the ratings that talk about the surrounding area - you rate the place for the accommodation, facilities and people that service or run Ribas. Overall fantastic, definitely do the opal tour as the gentleman who gave us a tour did a brilliant job with some dad jokes but overall very enjoyable. Also very open to questions, helpful with...

Thank ssdb22
Crows Nest, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it is very unique but you definitely need ear plugs if camping underground as being caves the noise travels and is echoey (that should be a word). Great place for something different though, spotless bathrooms, nice cooking area fully enclosed in shadecloth to keep flies out (yay!). We also enjoyed the mine tour, it was excellent and we both...

Thank Carolyn A
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My sister and I slept here twice. Once going up from Adelaide to Uluru and once going down again. I like it insect free and I like it when you can shower bare footed without thinking if you will get filthy feat of it. So sanitary was spotless. I would only put a soapdispenser there and paper towelbox, but it's...

Thank Didituncel
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I went to the outback twice and each time stayed at Riba's. I enjoy the underground camping as it keeps you cool during the day and protects you from the wind, cold and the flies at night. Riba's has all the facilities to prepare food, inducing a stove but you you must bring your own pans. It has a common...

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Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We wanted to stay two nights in this place, to enjoy the cold air of a mine. we made the tour, it was really interesting. But during the night, so many mozzies (white light all night underground) that i finished my night in my car (cold as underground) and my girlfriend's face was biten by a mozzie and she was...

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Yarra Glen
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed in camper trailer a an unpowered site, on gravel, which was soft enough underneath for us to put our tent pegs in. The sites were surrounded on 3 sides by high wire fences, there was just enough space for us to it in, and it was cool having our own little pen. There were covered sites for vans...

Thank Annie R
Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had fun staying underground, our girls kept saying we were sleeping in a cave.😊 It was exciting to see tents that had been set up underground and if we were staying for more than one night we would have camped that way. Maybe next time!

Thank Luong16
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Could have stayed longer. We loved the uniqueness of Coober Pedy. It's a weird quirky eclectic collection of everything adventurous about Australia. Did the mine tour with the owner, its a must do. If you've not been to Coober Pedy, then do it.

Thank Warren P
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Stayed here twice on our return trip along the Stuart highway. First visit we did the mine tour which was enjoyable, Rick was a fun and informative guide. Amenities were clean but basic and they had free wifi available in the underground tv room. Camping in the underground area was a novel experience. We have a 3 man tunnel tent...

Thank LouThomas
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stayed in a budget room which was just that. It was value for money at $66 for couples, however I thought it was perhaps a little pricey for my sister and family of 4 at $116 for the same size room. Although more bedding is required and this needs to be compensated for, just thought the price difference was...

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Address: 1811 William Creek Rd | 5 km from Coober Pedy on main HWY, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Number of rooms: 8
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“Underground camping is a pretty handy when you don't need pegs :)”
ssdb22, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ear plugs for camping”
CarolynA597, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the best place is away from this place.”
  • mop & leave clean.We're not pig, we left place in good condition, so why ask people to make this
Quentin78180, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is a available in the underground lounge”
AnnieR437, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We camped underground! Can you believe it?”
  • Camping rooms
  • Our room
  • Our room, suited us just fine.
  • cosy
499warrenp, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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