White Cliffs Underground Motel

Motel - New South Wales


Underground, the motel remains a constant and comfortable 22 to 23 degrees, all year.  

The White Cliffs Underground Motel is a huge underground complex with 30 underground rooms and 2 above ground rooms.  It has been open as a Motel for over 20 years welcoming guests from all over the world for an experience that is absolutely unique, bringing together the vast outback, underground living and Opal mining.

The motel boasts a tranquility that ensures a relaxed and peaceful stay. Once you venture underground, the distractions of modern life are let behind. There is no radio or mobile phone coverage, no fridge, TV or bathroom noise.  Generally facilities and amenities are located along the edge of the complex, supporting both the peace of underground living, and the stability of the soil structure.

The rooms are known as ‘dugouts’ where you sleep nestled in the hill, in a cosy constant temperature insulated from the harsh and noisy environment of the external world.  Rooms can accommodate from 1 person to 5 people, with adjoining rooms for large groups or families.

The complex contains a licensed restaurant, cafe and bar, which was all renovated and altered in 2012. Lunch is now available, fresh and tasty meals are served each evening in the restaurant, and breakfast is served from 7.30 to 8.30 in the dining room each morning. It is likely that you will sit with and warm to someone you have never met.  It is here that friendships are formed and people chat well into the evening, often seeking the same people to share breakfast with the next morning.

You may arrive for a pizza night, with the flavours of the local bush, or sometimes a traditional bbq. There is also a bbq available for guests wishing to cook their own food.  The swimming pool sits in the Motel landing, with expansive views over the surrounding landscape, and there is a games room available for the use of our guests.  So enjoy a game of table tennis or darts, or perhaps a movie night.  We have just opened , a history and culture centre for visitors to White Cliffs, and for Motel guests.

So take a break and enjoy all that the underground has to offer! 

  • Double or Twin Room includes continental buffet breakfast
  • Single Room includes continental buffet breakfast

Please note that rooms do not come with ensuites, shared facilities only.

Can I give this a negative star?? Extremely underwhelming, run down. This place really needs a makeover. Backpacker staff friendly but the enchantment ended there. Amenities need a really good clean, games room ... needs games. Furniture is disgusting, old dirty and uncomfortable. Meals are ridiculously priced as are drinks. Whilst I understand that it is the outback, because you can charge exorbitant prices doesn't mean you have to.
Double Room $179.00
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