White Cliffs Underground Motel

White Cliffs - known for its Opal Mining - is an extraordinary place with most of the town living in underground dwellings called dugouts. The White Cliffs Underground Motel is built mostly underground providing you with an opportunity to share a unique lifestyle - sleeping underground is a unique experience.

Dugouts are so-called because they are dug in the rock. Regardless of the heat of the Australian outback, dugouts enjoy a constant 22°C temperature all year round. They are perfectly dry, well ventilated and environmentally sound as there is never the need to use a heater or air-conditioning.

White Cliffs - with a landscape that could be compared to a lunar-scape - has Opal showrooms, solar powerstation, an airstrip and the Underground Motel has a helipad - so you can fly or drive. Tours of opal diggings fossicking can be arranged.

For further information please visit their website.



  • Bar
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Public Telephone

Nearby events

  1. White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , White Cliffs

    The White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo is one of the last remaining bush events in the Western Division of NSW. The Gymkhana has been held annually for more than 100 years and is one of the few continuing successful weekend outback events. …

    27 Apr - 28 Apr
  2. White Cliffs Music Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , White Cliffs

    The White Cliffs Music Festival showcases a wide variety of musical genres with artists from all walks of music, many of whom are internationally acclaimed performers. The Festival has hosted fantastic performances from highly…