In and around Roxby Downs Holiday & Caravan Park
Distance from park: 10.8km
Ever wanted to see a working mine site? Olympic Dam produces copper, uranium, gold and silver. The Olympic Dam Discovery Tour is a three-hour public tour of surface operations and runs once a week, with all proceeds going to the Arid Recovery Reserve. An experienced guide will take you through a presentation and a trip out to the mine site.
Tour Information: Included in the trip to the mine site is a nature tour of the Arid Recovery Reserve and a virtual underground tour. Tours run on Tuesdays from 4:15pm between April and October. Booking essential. Contact the Visitor Centre on 08 8671 5941
Distance from park: 850m
Need to cool off after a long trek around the area? Come on down to Roxby Downs Leisure centre, where there is a 16.6 metre indoor pool, an outdoor 25 metre pool and a Splashpad that offers a zero depth play space. Play squash, tennis, netball, cricket, football and soccer. You’ll find a skate park and fitness centre in the centre as well.
Distance from park: 33.5km
See the real outback in this small opal-mining town. It’s lunar landscape developed when miners attempted to escape the extreme temperatures of the harsh environment. You can also visit Lake Torrens and Stuart Creek opal diggings. The Tuckerbox Hotel will quench your thirst on your day in this unique small town.
Distance from park: 950m
Take a guided sunset walk and learn about the delicate ecosystem that the Arid Recovery Reserve actively works to protect and restore. The tour guide will take you to explore the dunes, following animals tracks and spotting nocturnal wildlife as the sun falls from the sky. Tours are operated with proceeds going to conservation projects.
The Cinema is located next door to the Art Gallery within Roxbylink. It caters for 60 people and showcases the latest feature films, so no Roxby Downs resident misses out on the cinema experience.