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The last tour date for 2017 will be the 16th of August. This is due to BHP having a major smelter shutdown commencing on 21 August, we have just had announced this week (4/08/17)  that they will not be able to facilitate the tours for the rest of the year due to a change in the original planned works.

We will still be showing the ‘Olympic Dam Story’ Screening in our Cinema on each Wednesday morning until the end of October at 9am, or please call us to organise another time that will suit your group. This will be a free screening that shares the history of Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam and talks through the processing  plant and also gives a virtual underground tour of the mine site.


2018 Tours will resume:


Day: Each Wednesday, between March and October (BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL)

Time:  9am – 12noon (Please arrive at 8.45am)

Cost:  Adult - $25 | Children (4-12 years) – Free | Concession (Student or Pensioner) - $20


Your Tour Includes:

Meeting your Tour Guide and watching a DVD presentation with an introduction to Roxby Downs and the Olympic Dam Mine, including a virtual underground tour

Bus tour that takes you to Olympic Dam for your Surface Mine Tour

A nature tour of the Arid Recovery Reserve

Local discount vouchers


Tour Information:

Tours start and end at the Visitor Information Centre located on Richardson Place – the main street in Roxby Downs

Children must be over 4 years to attend

Each person is to be seated in their own seat with a seatbelt, no children are permitted to sit on laps

Long pants and enclosed shoes must be worn for the duration of the tour

 Download a copy of the tour flyer - Olympic Dam Discovery Tour(563 kb)


Accredited IPlease contact the Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre on (08) 8671 5941 or email - for further information or to book.


While all care is taken tours are subject to change without notice.

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6 Richardson Place

Roxby Downs SA 5725

Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed Public Holidays

PO Box 124

Roxby Downs SA 5725

Phone: (08) 8671 0010

Fax: (08) 8671 0452

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Roxby Downs South Australia