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For a stay in Coober Pedy there is no doubt Riba’s Underground Camping & Tourist Park is our place of choice. Riba’s offer’s free hot showers, basic kitchen facilities and the experience of pitching your tent and sleeping underground.
When we visited we paid was $15 per person and there is also the offer of the Opal Underground tour as well which is $24 per person. If you chose to do the tour your camping fee is waived. We have visited Ribas Underground Camping & Tourist Park, 3 times now and stayed during the Winter and Spring months. It has to be said that sleeping underground was not only a unique experience but it was the best decision as we found its warm during winter and cool during the Sumer. Its a great place to be comfortable to rest up after days driving. Some people have asked us about feeling claustrophobic and that doesn’t effect us at all. Their is plenty of light underground.
The camp kitchen is fully enclosed which is a great idea as the flies during the warmer months would be horrendous. The kitchen is very basic, galvanised tables, two sinks that may only run cold water as we couldn’t get any hot water out of them! There are 2 cook tops and a bbq. There is rubbish and recycling bins located in the Camp Kitchen.
For caravaners, if you’re lucky you can get yourself an undercover powered parking site which would be ideal in the warmer months however we would recommend booking as space is limited.
The facilities here are all clean, a little dated but still very presentable. Another plus, is its the only caravan park that offers FREE hot showers! Some parks in town charge you for water usage on top of your nightly rate.
There is no doubt you pay for the experience at Ribas Underground Camping & Tourist Park, there were even families with caravans that chose to sleep underground in one of the budget rooms. The budget rooms are just that, a bed with linen supplied and a table and chair. Very Budget! The fellow campers told us they loved it and it was better than a sleep in the caravan! From a personal reason, we choose to stay at Riba’s as we had heard numerous stories of peoples vans getting broken into in the town of Coober Pedy. Riba’s Underground Camping is only 3km from town and every time we have stayed we felt very safe and would definitely continue to stay here in the future.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT RIBAS?
If you would like further information on Riba’s Underground Camping & Tourist Park, check out their website and our recommendation is to read fellow travellers reviews on WikiCamps.