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Opal Inn Hotel Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels

Opal Inn Hotel Motel

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy - Map
"Great hotel in Coober Pedy."
The room was spacious and very clean - the bathroom was a decent size too. The staff were very friendly and provided great service. Dinner at the onsite restaurant was delicious however a tastier sausage could be used in their 'big breakfast' and the hash brown omitted. We would most definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it highly to our friends.
Traveller from Adelaide, South Australia
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
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel - Coober Pedy Hotels

The Lookout Cave Underground Motel

Lot 1141 McKenzie Close, Coober Pedy - Map
"Staff very accomodating & helpful. "
Unique experience. Must try sleeping underground at least once.
A Traveller
Desert Cave Hotel - Coober Pedy Hotels

Desert Cave Hotel

Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy - Map
"Familiar with it"
Stayed at a few but this is my preferred n Motel. Normally just travelling through
Traveller from Darwin
Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience - Coober Pedy Hotels

Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience

Crowders Gully Rd, Coober Pedy - Map
"Perfect underground experience"
What a friendly place to stay. The host, Debbie, made us feel at home from the beginning & could not have made our stay any better. Will recommend to all my friends & associates.
Traveller from Sydney, AUS
Underground Bed and Breakfast - Coober Pedy Hotels

Underground Bed and Breakfast

Lot 1647 Potch Gully Road, Coober Pedy - Map
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)
Desert View Apartments - Coober Pedy Hotels

Desert View Apartments

Shaw Place Via Catacombe Road, Coober Pedy - Map
"Roomy and comfortable"
Well located with plenty of space and very competitive on price.
Traveller from nsw
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
"Great B & B"
This little place is an absolute treasure (excuse the pun). We were not sure what to expect as we have never stayed at a B&B before, let alone in an outback town. Pleasantly surprised we were. Our hosts Rose & Alex were incredibly gracious and accommodating. The facilities were on par if not better than most 5 star hotels in the city. We probably will not be back in Coober Pedy any time soon, however, if we did go back we would stay here again and strongly recommend this establishment to anyone.
Traveller from SA

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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