Blog Posts - Coober Pedy



Three Australian Adventure Destinations I Missed

Some people think you shouldn’t travel until you can do your destination “justice.” That usually  means spending at least a month there, sinking yourself into the surroundings and leaving as few stones unturned as possible. I understand the se...

10 Most Unbelievable and Unusual Underground Places.

Thousands of unbelievable places to see with the best of all that is weird, amazing and bizarre in the world today. Open up a wonderland of curiosities you never knew existed and amaze your friends, your family, and yourself. Seeing is believing!The...
by Finding Neverland on Dec 17, 2013

6 Hidden Gems in South Australia

Anyone familiar with South Australia will testify that there is never a shortage of interesting and fun things to explore in the region. The diverse culture and history are a great background for the sights and sounds which the region has to offer. A...
by Slices of Life! on Dec 6, 2011

Australia: Coober Pedy e Kangaroo Island

Riuscite ad immaginare una città dove le case sono sottoterra? Bhè sappiate che esiste davvero un posto del genere: sto parlando di Coober Pedy, nel Sud dell’Australia, in un’area desertica e un pò fuori dal mondo. Cooper Pedy vive di...
by Viaggi e Vacanze on Nov 18, 2011

7 Underground Wonders of the World: Labyrinths, Crypts, Catacombs and More

Original post on http://weburbanist.com/ What motivates humankind to burrow deep into the Earth? From London to Paris, Budapest to Moscow, the USA to Australia, here are seven of the most amazing examples in the world. Some were built for military d...

Opals and Opal mining

What is opal? Opal is an amorphous form of silica related to quartz, a mineraloid form, not a mineral. 3% to 21% of the total weight is water, but the content is usually between 6% to 10%. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occu...
by Outback Cooking on Feb 17, 2011

Six Feet Under

It was time to head south towards South Australia and Adelaide. The scenery was flat and arid with little vegetation or settlement. 360 degrees of nothingness except for the long straight endless road.Nice sunset at a rest area where we stayed one ni...
by Dances with kangaroos on Feb 11, 2011

The Craziest Town on the Planet?

Arriving in Coober Pedy, in the South Australian outback, is like landing on another planet. Not just because the place has stood in for Mars in many a movie and...
by Travels with a Nine Year Old on Jan 7, 2011

Coober Pedy -Australia

How many of you remember the often stark backdrops in such films as Mad Max beyond Thunderdome, Red Planet and Priscilla Queen of the Desert? Many of those vistas were supplied courtesy of Coober Pedy, a small township in North South Australia. Mos...
by Kiwi Travel and Tours on Oct 19, 2010

Coober Pedy -Australia

How many of you remember the often stark backdrops in such films as Mad Max beyond Thunderdome, Red Planet and Priscilla Queen of the Desert? Many of those vistas were supplied courtesy of Coober Pedy, a small township in North South Australia. Mos...
by Kiwi Travel and Tours on Oct 18, 2010

10 Alternative Adventures in Australia

A list of 10 unique adventures in Australia; including swimming with jelly fish, underground cities, hiking canyons, wine tasting, jeep tours on the world's largest sand island and partaking in traditional festival fun! Related posts:Photo of the W...
by Traveling Canucks on Oct 10, 2010

COOBER PEDY

Coober Pedy is a strange town. Half the population live underground and most of what appears above ground is weirdly tacky. The landscape is sparse, barren and pink Tourist attractions and opal sales blend into crass, desperate attempts to extrac...
by Splashingpaint on Nov 8, 2009

Coober Pedy - The centre of Australia

Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia. It located by 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. At the 2006 census its population was 1,916. The town is known as the opal capital of the world because of the quantity of precio...
by All Vacation Travel on Dec 15, 2008


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