Opal field at Yowah in Outback Australia - click here to see a map of where we are, and
how to get here.
Cunnamulla is the closest town to Yowah with a post office, approximately a 2 hour drive. Yowah is known as the Friendly Opal Town
YOWAH ARTESIAN BORE BATHS - Official Opening 11 am Saturday 16th August 2014
The Yowah Bore Baths are finally here for you to enjoy. Official opening on Saturday 16th August. There is a moderately hot bath with the water cooled down by the running the hot water down an automatic mining hoist coupled to a race and waterfalling into the pool. Water from the moderately hot bath is then diverted into the slightly cooler pool. There is a cold show to cool off in, dressing rooms and toilets with separate disabled access toilet. Photos here
OPAL shown on this site was hand mined at Yowah
about 1050 kilometres inland from
Brisbane which is the capital of Queensland Australia. Yowah is well known for
Yowah Nuts and is a popular destination for opal fossickers. On this site you will see
some of our opals, opal mining and Australian Outback photos, also Outback Australia and Yowah Opal Mining videos.
Yowah has a small , caravan
park with powered and unpowered sites and 6 cabins, phone Artesian Waters Caravan Park (07) 4655 4953 . Fuel available at caravan park.
There is no hotel, so you will need to bring your own beer.
There is also a small cafe and mini mart in town. A public camping area is also available.
Sunday opal markets are held each week from around 1pm (usually April till the end of September). There are also plenty of opal miners in town selling opal, just look for the Opal for Sale signs.
Please be sure to have a look at the Bush Poetry by
local award winning poet Janine Haig.
If we don't have the information you need on the outback, or Australia in gereral, try clicking on the links below.
Australian Outback Merino Sheep
Other Web Sites of Interest
Visit Charles Sturt University Web Site for a wealth of information on Australia.
Want to find out the Australian State Emblems and Flags or how many olympic medals Australia has won, or maybe the Latitude and Longitude of a town? Then this is the site to visit. A great site for school projects.
The Australian Government
Bureau of Meteorology
for Australian Weather and Warnings (flooding, river and crossing levels, cyclone etc). If you would like to know more about Australia,
here is a link to the Australian Bureau of Statistics .
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