Sleep underground in the wild, wild west and save  

Resting on the arid plains of outback NSW as a UFO, the wild and wonderfully wacky outpost of White Cliffs conceals under its ochre sands the world’s largest underground motel, and to enhance the adventure for road trippers heading to the tiny frontier town, Out of the Ordinary Outback, which owns the iconic motel, is offering a three-day package including town tours and subterranean accommodation.

Until the end of September, guests at the White Cliffs Underground Motel can also enjoy the daily campfire at sunset for guests overlooking the far-stretching plains of far west NSW, with complimentary snacks available.

Nestled amongst the far horizons, rolling sand dunes, rugged spaces and big skies of outback NSW, the White Cliffs Underground Motel is one of only three ‘dugout’ motels in Australia but is the largest with 48 underground rooms. The motel attracts guests from around the world who enjoy a constant temperature of 22 degrees as well as a licensed restaurant, café and bar.

Many buildings in White Cliffs are built underground to escape the heat of summer.

The quirky, opal mining township of White Cliffs is located in far west NSW, 1025km from Sydney and 781km north-east of Adelaide. The remote desert hamlet flaunts its raw, raffish charm and colourful characters in abundance.

Outback NSW hospitality group, Out of the Ordinary Outback, has a two-night ‘Experience White Cliffs’ package that includes two nights’ underground accommodation, a bar drink on arrival, continental breakfast each day, an opal mine tour with a local opal hunter, a tour of a local underground house and a tour of White Cliffs with a local expert.

The two-night package is available for $495 per couple – a saving of $160 on full pricing. A special two-course dinner package of $180 per couple is also available covering dinners for two nights at the motel’s restaurant.   And until the end of September, guests can also enjoy the dusk campfire each day with desert views and complimentary snacks.

Book through Out of the Ordinary Outback on 1300 679 688 or visit

* The package is available throughout 2023 and there is no booking deadline. Offer subject to availability and conditions apply.

Out of the Ordinary Outback owns seven properties in far west NSW – Broken Hill Outback Resort as well as The Argent Motel and The Tourist Lodge – both in Broken Hill, and the Copper City Motel/Hotel in Cobar, Warrawong on the Darling at Wilcannia, the Ivanhoe Hotel Motel and the White Cliffs Underground Motel.