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Riba's Underground Camping

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1811 William Creek Road | 5 km from Coober Pedy on main HWY, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we stayed at Riba's because of the underground camping which is apparently the only place in the world . a nice quite location. Something different and a must do when visiting Coober Pedy. The staff very friendly and welcoming and facilities were clean.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After a long drive we decided that we would try out the unique underground camping experience. RIBA and her partner Rick are very hospitable and are a well oiled machine with over 20years of business to their credit. The underground sites were very decent sizes, we had 4 swags, but others had up to 6 in their plots. There were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We state here because you can camp underground but I would stay again because the owners were so nice and the place was very clean. The highlight was the opal mine tour they do, it was very enjoyable and we learnt so much. It was extra for the tour but we though it was worth it. Would only camp underground... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Let’s be honest – you only stop in Coober Pedy for a night (or two if you love dirt!) – we stayed at Riba's simply because of the underground camping which is apparently the only place in the world to offer this (and to escape the heat!). It is also the only caravan park in Coober Pedy that offers free... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

What else are you going to do in Coober Pedy, except stay underground?! Lovely neat and tidy little room (we were going to camp but my back was playing up so opted for a bed). Rick and Barb were lovely and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in our caravan, it looks all new, but has been here for many years. The facilities are clean, the washing machine is also lovely and clean, and we enjoyed being away from the town area. Only 4 km drive to town so nice and quiet out at Riba's. Rick was a nice bloke and friendly and... More

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Port Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have worked for several years in tourism and don't think I have come across anyone as rude as the host of this campsite. He swore at the 'bloody Europeans' on our mine tour and asked 'Do you even speak English?' before launching into a rant about how much he dislikes children. The underground camping area is like an echo... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

What a great experience.... Hosts Rick and Barb have got the formula right here... Clean, tidy with good amenities and well priced. You must do the nightly mine tour.... Thanks folks, we'll be back...

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is my second trip to Riba's Underground camping, and I have to say that its not changed from 2006 to today 2013. Its a good place to stay, like the other reviews so far are spot on, good amenities, free BBQ cooking area, clean showers and toilets and if you pay the Tour you get underground or above ground... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Its cool to do something different and underground camping i for sure didnt do before. The couple who runs the place is a bit older and gives a tour every night through the mines. For only $5 so thats good. It was nice it was ok.

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Address: 1811 William Creek Road | 5 km from Coober Pedy on main HWY, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy

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