Roxby Downs Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Roxby Downs

Built in the 1980s to support the nearby Olympic Dam Mine (one of the world's largest mines producing gold, silver, copper and uranium oxide), Roxby Downs provides a welcoming detour off the Stuart Highway and pleasant stop-off on the drive north to the Oodnadatta Track. The mine, nine kilometres north of Roxby Downs, is perhaps the greatest attraction. Nine million tonnes of ore are mined annually, producing 350,000 tonnes of copper, 4,000 tonnes of uranium oxides, 80,000 ounces of gold and about one million ounces of silver. BHP Billiton operates surface tours, which are very popular and bookings are essential. BHP Billiton fund an Arid Recovery Reserve, where rabbits, cats and foxes have been eradicated to make way for native animals including the bilby, western barred bandicoot, burrowing bettong and sticknest rat. Tag along night tours are on offer. As a predominantly with young miners and their families, Roxby Downs offers everything from swimming, golf and tennis to squash and bowls. And the news Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct is a must, featuring the town's visitor information centre, an Outback cinema, art gallery, auditorium and the Dunes café. The Outback Fringe Festival, held every March, is rapidly gaining kudos and the local races take place in August.

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Roxby Downs: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Roxbylink Cultural and Leisure Centre

Centrally located in Roxby Downs you will find the Roxbylink Cultural and Leisure Centre.

The complex is home to a variety of services including; The Visitor Information Centre, Dunes Cafe, Pulse Fitness Gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, squash courts, tennis courts, netball and basketball stadiums,

There is also a cinema, auditorium, library, youth centre and art gallery.

1-15 Richardson Place
Roxby Downs, SA, 5725

Located 0.2K from Roxby Downs

Roxby Downs: Travel Tips

Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre

The Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre is centrally located on Richardson Place right in the middle of town within the Dunes Cafe. Staff in the Visitor Information Centre can help you with all enquires and questions you may have about the town and surrounding regions. We organise and take bookings for the Roxby Discovery Tour and Sunset Tag-A-Long tours out to the Arid Recovery Nature Reserve.

1-15 Richardson Place
Roxby Downs, SA, 5725

Located 0.3K from Roxby Downs