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1811 William Creek Rd 5 km from Coober Pedy on main HWY, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723 Australia
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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! A unique camping experience that is totally Coober Pedy! Experience the world's only underground camping facilities. We offer unpowered underground camping, underground budget motel rooms, above ground unpowered sites (under the stars) and powered caravan sites. Take advantage of our tourist park being 7km out of the town and get an unmatched view of the night sky that is nothing short of breath taking. We also offer an opal mine tour on premises. Only a short 1 minute walk to the starting point from anywhere in the park! If you book our tour it will entitle you to a 50% discount on your powered site, 25% off your underground room or your camping spot for free on your first night's stay, Check out our web site for prices. Bookings essential!
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Free parking
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Self-serve laundry
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Mosquito net
Picnic area
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English, French
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Nicola K wrote a review May 2022
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I really loved our stop in Coober Pedy because of this unique camping experience. We chose to stay here for the novelty, but it was so much more than that. The temperature underground is perfect, and you are out of the wind that central Australia is famous for. The hosts were friendly, approachable and helpful. The other guests were like-minded travelers adding to our experience here. We utilised the camp kitchen and ablutions while there which were old but very functional. The sunsets and stars are just amazing from this property also. If you are planning on camping at Coober, then Riba's is a great choice.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Jason Wright, Owner at Riba's Underground Camping
Responded 22 May 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely words Nicola.
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Christopher W wrote a review Oct 2021
Greater Adelaide, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall the worst place I have ever stayed at. For $66 got a room with a bed, light and door. NOTHING else except some clothes hooks. NOT even a power point to charge camera batteries. Okay if you have a fully equipped mobile home or caravan but for a single traveller only in a car or SUV terrible. Never again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Jason Wright, Owner at Riba's Underground Camping
Responded 11 Oct 2021
Hi Christopher. We explain to EVERYONE that our rooms are BUDGET rooms. There is no ensuite and I’ll go on to say that our underground rooms are the cheapest in town. If you wanted 5 star luxury then you probably should have known that $66 was not going to get that. We supply charging facilities in our underground TV room and we make our customers aware of this. Frankly, we are happy to hear you will not be staying with us again. Our many return customers appreciate what we offer and understand what constitutes value for money.
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Gayle B wrote a review May 2021
16 contributions5 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Reba’s. Jason’s tour was excellent and gives a brilliant perspective on opal mining in CP. The facilities were clean and well maintained. We liked that the camp was just outside of town. The underground camping for people with tents is unique. Great spot!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jason Wright, Owner at Riba's Underground Camping
Responded 11 May 2021
So happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for your lovely review.
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Kerry O wrote a review Mar 2021
13 contributions3 helpful votes
Have arrived today to Rivas underground camping. We are staying in the shade cloth sheltered space. Perfect for our camper trailer. Just completed the mine tour with Jason. Wow so informative. In the heat of Cooper Pedy today the breeze was most welcome. Very quiet, no road noise. Very ram amenities included a fully enclosed camp kitchen to keep the flies at bay. Still to check out other facilities including tv room and underground camping tomorrow. Don't hesitate to stay here. But please don't book and not arrive, so unfair for families trying to run a good business.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jason Wright, Owner at Riba's Underground Camping
Responded 03 Apr 2021
Thank you Kerry 🙏🏼
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Jason R wrote a review Jan 2021
Darwin, Australia55 contributions13 helpful votes
On the outskirts of town with no activities for the little ones, but considering the climate you wouldn't want them out during the middle of the day anyway. We had a powered site for the van, which doesn't give you any water access as with most van sites, but that is Coober Pedy across the board, they do however have free showers, all other van sites charge.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Nana Z wrote a review Jan 2021
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This tour was one of the few tours that were available during the down period in Coober Pedy. I found our guide, a local miner, extremely informative and knowledgeable as well as hilarious throughout the night. I would say this is more of a detailed lesson into opal mining rather than a tour of the mine itself. We did walk through 3 small areas of the mine but it felt like I was standing in the one spot for a good while. Despite this, I think the explanations were clear and very interesting for anyone interested in opals or mining. I would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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lms27 wrote a review Dec 2020
Adelaide, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
An absolutely amazing place to stay, particularly the underground camp site! We were greeted by the female owner who was warm and welcoming and she went through a town map to highlight which places were currently open and closed (we arrived at night) so this was very helpful. She also pointed out a ‘scenic route’ around Coober Pedy along the Dog Fence which we were so happy she did as the view was incredible (highly recommend doing it for sunrise - we cooked brekky at the lookout) The bathroom facilities were spotless and convenient, plenty of room in the shower cubicle and lots of hooks to hang clothes and towels up, a welcomed feature. Underground camping was a very surreal experience, it was hot and windy above ground but was lovely and cool underground but when the temperature dropped above ground overnight the underground temperature was toasty warm. I do recommend ear plugs as it can be a bit “echo-ey” underground. We were camped next to a person who snored like a freight train so a little tip just in case you are a light sleeper. Overall this place is absolutely outstanding and a must when staying in CP! We will be back and will be recommending to all!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jason Wright, Owner at Riba's Underground Camping
Responded 31 Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Michael Peach wrote a review Dec 2020
13 contributions3 helpful votes
There is something special about parking in the gravel carpark at Riba’s and then descending below ground through carved rock tunnels. We set up two tents and had a very quiet, comfortable night with the family. Would highly recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jason Wright, Owner at Riba's Underground Camping
Responded 18 Dec 2020
Thanks mate. So glad you enjoyed it!
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Andrew K wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed in Ribas for 3 nights in the underground camping area. It was a unique experience that we would definitely reccommend. The camp areas were separated which made it feel more private than camping in a field etc.And the facilities are super clean. The tv room is a really nice space to escape the heat or cold in the winter and has a huge TV and charging points for phones when you're on the underground camping. The kitchen has 2 bbq stations and 2 stoves, it was always clean and it manages to keep the flies out when you're eating which was great! Lovely hot showers that were always clean. Jason gave us a tour of the mine onsite which we really enjoyed. Lots of interesting info from someone who knows what he's talking about! They couldn't be more helpful and we had a great time staying here :)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jason Wright, Owner at Riba's Underground Camping
Responded 01 Aug 2020
Thanks for the lovely review Andrew (Abbie) 😉
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Janelle Y wrote a review Jul 2020
20 contributions2 helpful votes
We looked at all caravan parks before making the decision to stay at Riba's. Ariane was friendly, and prompt in replying to our enquiry and gave us great advice on what to see and do during our stay. This young family took over the park this year and are accomodating and welcoming which is so refreshing!. It is only a 5 min drive to town and we felt safe and it was nice and quiet too! The children loved 'noodling' in their own little pit, venturing 'underground to the TV chill area' and exploring the terrain of the park. The FREE hot showers were divine at the end of the day. We jumped on the tag-a-long tour and were impressed with the information Jason imparted. His passion and interest in mining made this tour memorable. We highly recommend staying at this park. Outback Bar and Grill have incredible pizzas too btw and Lookout #1 is the perfect place at the Breakaways to see the sunset! Spectacular views.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Jason Wright, Owner at Riba's Underground Camping
Responded 15 Jul 2020
Thank you so much for a lovely review Janelle! It was lovely having you (even though I think you’re still here?) ;)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riba's Underground Camping
Which popular attractions are close to Riba's Underground Camping?
Nearby attractions include Faye's Underground Home (4.9 km), Old Timers Mine (5.4 km), and Opalios (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riba's Underground Camping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Riba's Underground Camping?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riba's Underground Camping?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riba's Underground Camping?
Conveniently located restaurants include Outback Bar & Grill, John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant, and Downunder Gallery and Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riba's Underground Camping?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Riba's Underground Camping?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riba's Underground Camping?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Riba's Underground Camping?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Big Miner (5.7 km).