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Opal Inn Hotel Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels

Opal Inn Hotel Motel

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Lovely and warm and cosey"
We have stayed on several occasions and will always return and stay here
Traveller from Haasts Bluff NT
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels

The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

Lot 1141 McKenzie Close, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Why stay in any other type of accommodation?"
The accommodation in Coober Pedy for me had to be underground as this is what it's known for. This accommodation was well located with great views and while there wasn't mobile phone access, the free wi-fi made up for this.
Traveller from Brisbane
Desert Cave Hotel - Coober Pedy Hotels

Desert Cave Hotel

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Nice restaurant "
Was good. Arrived late at night so the comfort and dinner at the nice restaurant was just what I nedded.
Traveller from Bendigo
Mud Hut Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels

Mud Hut Motel

St Nicholas Street, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Quiet & comfie motel!"
Comfortable bed, plenty of pillows, towels etc. microwave was a handy addition.
Traveller from Melbourne
Down to Erth Bed and Breakfast - Coober Pedy Hotels

Down to Erth Bed and Breakfast

Lot 1795 Wedgetail Crescent, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"A wow outback experience"
A unique outback experience at this underground b&b. Rose does a wonderful job of welcoming her guests. . A peaceful and relaxing time. Wished we had stayed longer. Everything supplied and the breakfast stewed fruit.. Yum!
Traveller from nz
Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience - Coober Pedy Hotels

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

Desert View Apartments

Shaw Place Via Catacombe Road, Coober Pedy - Map
 
 
"Great location"
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything at hand. Choice of eating places and excellent supermarket nearby. Staff friendly and helpful. Amazing scenery and place to visit - far beyond our expectations.
Traveller from Adelaide
All apartments are underground with full kitchen facilities lounge bathroom and are 2 and 3 bedrooms which are all very …More

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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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