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Desert Cave Hotel - Coober Pedy Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars

Desert Cave Hotel

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
The desert cave is starting to show signs of age. Great spot and set up but its in need of an upgrade.
Traveller from Adelaide
Opal Inn Hotel Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars

Opal Inn Hotel Motel

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"okay place to flop the body for a night"
It was an overnight stop to the north of WA so we were only needing to stay somewhere to stay overnight. Have been to Coober Pedy many times and find it fascinating.
Traveller from Aus
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars

The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

Lot 1141 McKenzie Close, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Unusual underground experience"
We stayed 2 nights in this motel and enjoyed the stay immensely. The managers went out of their way to help us, especially in organising a local tour and getting us to the pick-up point. The facilities are unusual to say the least but were not intimidating in any way. The temperature in the room was a constant 22 day & night.
Traveller from Uralla NSW
Mud Hut Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Mud Hut Motel

St Nicholas Street, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Family trip"
We had a great stay at Mudhut hotel. We were very happy with the place, staff were friendly and accomodating. Absolutely a place to stay with three kids.
Traveller from Alice Springs
Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience - Coober Pedy Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience

Crowders Gully Rd, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Good experience"
We were on a Roadtrip from Darwin to Adelaide and decided to spend the night underground in Coober Pedy. This place was lovely and the staff extremely friendly. The lady who checked us in told us all about the town, places we should visit and best places to eat. Her parents built the hotel and she had her beautiful little granddaughter there with her.
A Traveller
Desert View Apartments - Coober Pedy Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars

Desert View Apartments

Shaw Place Via Catacombe Road, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Family run business"
Lovely family that runs Desert View. Very welcoming. Coober peedy is a unique place and these apartments give you the underground experience. I definitely recommend Desert View. The apartments were clean, had all the facilities you need and close to the Main St. It was a pleasure staying there.
A Traveller
All apartments are underground with full kitchen facilities lounge bathroom and are 2 and 3 bedrooms which are all very …More
Down to Erth Bed and Breakfast - Coober Pedy Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Down to Erth Bed and Breakfast

Lot 1795 Wedgetail Crescent, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
Living underground for a night in a large, well equipped apartment, in the middle of an opal field, was quite surreal, but most enjoyable.
Traveller from victoria

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    Pocket Guide: Coober Pedy

    You probably know Coober Pedy as that famous outback town where half the population live underground. But reading about it ain’t no match for visiting. The opal capital of the world, this South Australian town has underground bars, churches and art galleries, a golf course with no grass, and a surreal desert moonscape. Fed up with mainstream holiday destinations? A trip to Coober Pedy is way more underground. Book your Coober Pedy hotel with us!

    History

    For thousands of years, the Coober Pedy region was the base of nomadic Indigenous people who travelled frequently to find water and food. In 1915, prospector Jim Hutchison and his son William were unsuccessfully searching for gold in the area with two other men. One night they set up camp and began looking for water when William found pieces of opal on the ground. Today, Coober Pedy mines and produces more opals than anywhere else in the world. The harsh weather and the search for the precious jewels have driven many miners and their families to live in underground "dugouts". The name Coober Pedy comes from the Aboriginal phrase "kupa-piti", meaning "white man in a hole".

    Things to do

    Where better to start than a below-ground tour? Visit Faye’s Underground Home, built by three women using picks and shovels. It’s just like a regular home, but underground, with neatly made beds in cavernous bedrooms and framed pictures hanging from rock walls. Enjoy a drink or a game of pool at the Desert Cave Hotel’s underground bar, have a romantic dinner at the Underground Restaurant or check out the Catacomb Church, a chapel cut into the sandstone.

    There are things to see above the ground too. Moon Plains, about 15 km north-east of Coober Pedy, has appeared in several movies like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. A place that was all sea 120 million years ago, the lunar-like plain of cracked soil stretches as far as the eye can see and feels surprisingly soft beneath your feet.

    If you can hack the heat, head to dusty Hutchison Street for a pub visit, some pizza or maybe even a little opal shopping. While you’re there, check out Josephine’s Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage (the name sums it up well). Feel like a golf game? Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club is the world’s only grass-free golf course. Instead of greens, it has "golf blacks": dark patches of oil on the sand. With flat, sandy ground and rolling dunes, it’s a little like golfing on the moon.

    Getting there

    You can explore Coober Pedy on your own or as part of an outback tour. There are many ways to get there. If you’re already in Adelaide, you can take the Stuart Highway, but if you don’t feel like driving the whole the 846 km, you can also catch a train or bus. For more info, check out our flights to Adelaide and flights to Coober Pedy to get started on an unforgettable underground adventure. Rock on!

    Image credit Thomas Schoch under Creative Commons
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