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Coober Pedy, this special place in South Australia is known for its opals and underground life. A few years ago we were lucky to experience this town by ourselves. We drove from Melbourne up to north and visited Coober Pedy for just 2 days. We stayed in a cozy Bed & Breakfast together with our dog Joey. Read our experiences about this special town in South Australia now.
Sleeping in a cave
Because we’re travelled with our dog we had to book all accommodation in advance. In Coober Pedy we had chosen for Jam B&B, a completely underground B&B. The entrance had a steep slope down and took as in a few seconds into a whole different world.
We we’re very kindly welcomed by the owner, who gave us a great tour through the entire B&B. There a nice outside terrace, a big kitchen and living room and different rooms.
It’s so great to see this cave house with your own eyes and to stay here for a night. If you never slept in a cave before you must definitely visit Coober Pedy and stay in one of the cave accommodations. It’s a great experience!
Normally we are not into shared spaces, but it was ok for just one night. Staying in a B&B like this is a great way if you’re traveling by yourself. The shared rooms gives you the opportunity to meet new people.
Unfortunately it is not possible to book this B&B anymore, but there are many more good accommodations. Click here for all the great accommodations in Coober Pedy
Beautiful starry sky
During our stay at Coober Pedy we saw a beautiful starry sky. Coober Pedy is a good place to spot such beautiful starry skies. Because there’s less light pollution then other places in Australia.
What to do in Coober Pedy
We were only 1 night in Coober Pedy, because we were in transit to Darwin. If you are more days in this town, then the following things are great to do:
- Visit Umoona Opal Mine & Museum and do a ‘mine tour’.
- Take a look at Serbian Orthadox Church, an underground church in Coober Pedy.
- Visit Boot Hill: interesting tombstones dating from the early 1970’s. Here you’ll find a 18 gallon beer keg for Mr Karl Bratz, “Have a drink on me!”.
- Big Winch Lookout: 8m high structure that gives you a great lookout over the town.
- Enjoy a breathtaking sunset at Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park (recommended!!). This was one of the highlights of our visit.
In Coober Pedy you have several restaurants. We had chosen pizza from John’s Pizza Bar and Restaurant. A really good choice! They serving delicious pizza that we recommend. It’s not strange this restaurant is known for it’s delicious pizza.
How to get to Coober Pedy?
The easiest and cheapest way is to rent a car. It’s also possible to book a flight to Coober Pedy.
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