Although most of us will never make it to the moon ourselves, there is one place you can visit that is almost as unearthly – Coober Pedy in South Australia’s Outback. Experience the Desert Cave - The world’s only underground hotel!
The rainbow flash of opal, underground homes, easy-going lifestyle makes Coober Pedy a unique and special place. An underground town where you could arrive with just the shirt on your back and leave a millionaire. Coober Pedy holds a fascination for visitors from all over the world.
Imagine a place with absolutely no sound or light. There’s no heat and no humidity. It feels perfectly calm, as if time doesn’t exist and the space around you is directionless.
You’re tucked up in a comfortable bed and you drift off to sleep, with nothing at all to disturb you until your mind and body decide they’re ready to reawaken. This is the experience in one small, South Australian town – Coober Pedy – where houses and hotels are buried into hill faces and extend deep underground.
Advertised rate is based on travel 1 - 3 October 2020 - from $1160 per person twin share
Call our Brisbane based travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your preferred date and room type.
Desert Cave Tour:
Coober Pedy holds a fascination for visitors from all over the world. An underground town where you could arrive with just the shirt on Your back and leave a millionaire. Underground homes, easy-going lifestyle and the mystery of the dusty lunar landscape make Coober Pedy a unique and special place. Tour the town, hear about its history, about our precious water supplies and power generation. Every element of life is hard-won in Coober Pedy. Umoona – we venture down a former working mine to see opal trace embedded in the sandstone, includes an underground home including a description of opal formation. View the Breakaways, a range of colourful exposed sandstone outcrops – spectacular views over the Moon Plain – once an inland sea. This dramatically beautiful areahas been the set for many internationally known movies. Enjoy drinks and a cheese platter while ingesting the view. See the famous Dog Fence (dingo fence) – stretching 5,300 km across Australia. Be awed by the Serbian Underground Church – spectacular excavation, traditional Serbian Orthodox architecture and fascinating sand stone carvings.
Down N' Dirty
For those who want to experience the thrill of digging for a fortune, this tour offers a comprehensive hands-on opportunity.
The 3.5-hour tour includes:
The Quest mine offers ease of access with ramps into the mine
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Package is Land Only. Prices are correct as at 01 Sep 2020 & are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices are per person based on twin share. Package price is based on travel dates specified. Valid for new bookings only. All product is subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice.