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Desert Cave Hotel - Coober Pedy Hotels

Desert Cave Hotel

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy - Map
"Great service, great food, comfortable, clean room"
I couldn't fault this place, happy with the service from staff, in both reception, restaurant and cafe, food was nicely presented (had the kangaroo) and tasted great. Room was clean and comfortable and nil disturbance from other rooms. Didn't go in pool but the area was well kept and looked tranquil. Overall if I was back in Coober I would def stay again.
Traveller from Alice Springs
Mud Hut Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels

Mud Hut Motel

St Nicholas Street, Coober Pedy - Map
For the night it was a great place to stay the facilities were great and very comfortable.
A Traveller
Opal Inn Hotel Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels

Opal Inn Hotel Motel

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy - Map
"Outback stop"
The Opal Inn has provided travellers with accommodation and meals for a long time, 44 years at least in my experience. Getting a little tired now but still offers good size rooms for a reasonable price given it's isolation, enough TV channels and good meals at reasonable prices.
Traveller from Tea Tree Gully SA
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels

The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

Lot 1141 McKenzie Close, Coober Pedy - Map
"Good stop off in Coober Pedy"
It was a good place to stay, right underground and insulated from the heat outside. It is perhaps a bit expensive for what it is, but it was OK. We enjoyed it on our trek through back home.
A Traveller
Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience - Coober Pedy Hotels

Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience

Crowders Gully Rd, Coober Pedy - Map
"Fantastic underground experience"
We stayed in a family room. It was a great experience staying in a former opal mine. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. It felt like you were staying at a friends house and not a motel. The opal shop was great too. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wanted an 'underground experience'.
A Traveller
Desert View Apartments - Coober Pedy Hotels

Desert View Apartments

Shaw Place Via Catacombe Road, Coober Pedy - Map
"Great Underground Experience"
Lovely roomy apartment, well equipped and was great to experience staying underground for the first time. Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Would be great for families.
Traveller from South Australia
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

Down to Erth Bed and Breakfast

Lot 1795 Wedgetail Crescent, Coober Pedy - Map
"Cool and comfortable"
Great service very comfortable accomodation. Very accommodating of families and the pool was great to cool of after a long drive. Kids loved the adventure of staying underground.
Traveller from Darwin
Underground Bed and Breakfast - Coober Pedy Hotels

Underground Bed and Breakfast

Lot 1647 Potch Gully Road, Coober Pedy - Map

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    Accommodation In 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!


    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