2 Day Opal and Art Tour

Combining the ‘elusive opal’ found in the quirky underground town of White Cliffs, with the dreamtime and creation stories held in ancient indigenous rock engravings – this tour has it all!


  • ‘Noodle’ for opal at White Cliffs
  • Sleep soundly in the famous Underground Motel
  • Visit underground opal showrooms
  • Meet unique outback characters
  • Travel remote outback roads through spectacular country
  • Explore the collection of indigenous Panaramitee style rock engravings

Our first destination is the unique “underground society” of White Cliffs, whose residents actually live underground! Experience the eerie lunar landscape and spend the night in the famous Underground Motel. Visit various mines and museums, and why not try your hand ‘noodling’ for opal on the working opal fields. This is also the perfect place to find a special piece of ‘colour’ from one of the underground opal shops – why not take home a memory of your tour that you will be able to wear and treasure forever?

Leaving our underground oasis, we head west on remote red dirt outback roads toward our next destination, learning about the pastoral heritage of the area with opportunities to spot local wildlife such as emus and kangaroos along the way.

Today’s highlight is a visit to a restricted access area, with exceptional examples of Aboriginal rock engravings. Tri State Safaris is one of a handful of tour operators with access to this ancient area. By joining this tour you will become one of the privileged few who will ever experience a visit to this unique rock art site.

Panaramitee style rock art at this site is characterized by motifs pecked into the rock surface with a specially prepared stone tool. Depictions of traditional teachings, dreamtime stories and native birds and animals can be seen extensively throughout the area.

As always, our minimal impact practices mean we take special care when entering into this very special area. Both our Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal guides have a special affinity with indigenous culture, and are eager to share their knowledge with you.

Enjoy a picnic lunch before commencing our return journey through the Barrier Ranges and back into Broken Hill, through more amazing outback scenery.

More infomation on our 2 Day Opal Dreaming Tour or any of our other indigenous tours can be found at mutawintji eco tours

Price:Valid 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018:
Passengers:                     Single fare: $1,110pp – Twin share: $970pp

Seniors Concession:       Single fare: $1,055pp – Twin share: $925pp
Tag-alongs:                      Single fare: $640pp Twin share: $530pp
Children:                           (5-13 years) are half the adult twin share price when sharing family room
Please note: ‘Tag-alongs’ refer to participants who wish to travel in their own vehicle – only available once we have a confirmed departure


This tour runs on demand for a minimum of 2 adult passengers, subject to availability.


All meals as indicated in itinerary, 1 night accommodation, entry fees, transfers from your Broken Hill accommodation, travel in fully equipped air-conditioned 4WD vehicles.

If you are joining us on an outback holiday and would like further information about Broken Hill accommodation venues that we recommend or what the Broken Hill weather should be like during your visit please click on our Links page or our FAQ page.

For more great ideas on things to do and places to go in the Australian Outback, check out the Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia websites.