Andamooka Yacht Club is an innovative new tourism hub, featuring a cafe,  gallery and community space, set in the moonscape surrounds of one of Australia's oldest opal mining towns, Andamooka.  

Andamooka is home to a population of 450; a culturally diverse cluster of opal miners, metal-smiths and desert-dreamers. It is located 28km off the Stuart Highway and 600km North of Adelaide.

The Andamooka Yacht Club is a space that is used by locals and travellers alike. Surrounded by desert and dugouts this cafe and community hub features the work of artists, metal-smiths and jewellers and is an oasis in the desert. Local opal is on display and for those adventurous souls; a map of the town and surrounding points of interest is available on request.  

The AYC is available for catering, private events and creative collaborations.

Email inquiries to


0412 264 168


281 School Road, Community Hall,
Andamooka 5722


Tues-Sat 9–3
Sun 10–3
Mon Closed

holiday schedule

3nd Dec 2018 - 17th Jan 2019



Lauren Webster (@laurenlostboys) is a Sydney based artist whose dreamy artworks inspire a sense of stepping into the wild wild west. We are lucky enough to have a one of a kind mural painted by Lauren in the Andamooka Yacht Club. Framed art works are also available at the Andamooka Yacht Club. Photos courtesy of Lauren Webster. 

Ebony Forsyth

Ebony Forsyth (@ebbydesigns) is a young creative from the small country town of Renmark. Her beautiful artworks are inspired by water movement, nature, summer cultures and her passion for the environment around her. The Andamooka Yacht Club is currently exhibiting her collection titled 'The chapters of Flora'. The collection is available for purchase at the Andamooka Yacht Club. 




Leone is a painter, writer and part time music tutor who resides in Seymour Victoria. She often travels to Andamooka to paint the "light leaking onto a new day". She describes Andamooka as a  "sea of translucent hues gliding in tremors. Acrobat birds weave prayers, blues soar into peach pinks in the waterless dry mouth". Leone works with acrylic and three of her framed Andamooka paintings are available at the Andamooka Yacht Club. 

- Andamooka -

Andamooka is Australia’s original opal mining town, a small place that grew along a dry sandy riverbed. The town was established in 1930 and continues to produce opal that is considered by experts to be the most stable in the world. One of the largest and most famous opal stones was mined in Andamooka and presented to Queen Elizabeth II on her first state visit in 1954. 

The country surrounding the township consists of rocky outcrops, sand hills and flat dry clay pans. East of Andamooka is Lake Torrens, where opalised shells and bones of ancient creatures are still being brought to the surface, including the giant plesiosaurus. Andamooka lies 591km North of Adelaide, and 34km from the BHP mining town of Roxby Downs. Visitors can fly into Olympic Dam airport direct from Adelaide

The Andamooka Yacht Club is located behind the Andamooka Community Hall and its outdoor dining area is surrounded by the Andamooka Community Garden. Out the front of the hall is a free interactive splash pad for children and adults alike. These additional community spaces encourage a sense of ownership around the cafe and this helps customers to get a real feel for the local people and the area. 


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Visit us: Andamooka Community Hall, 281 School Road, Andamooka 5722