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Coober Pedy Travel Guide: 52 reviews and 95 photos

White Man's Hole in the Ground

It was so weird the first time I came here in the summer of 1997. I'd heard that temperatures of 50 degrees C wasn't uncommon so I was rather surprised when I stepped off the bus and it was only 17 degrees and raining!
When I came back two years later the weather was normal and very hot!
Both times I stayed at Joe's underground backpackers hostel (which I highly recommend) and went on Joe's tour. Very good too. You get to see all the sights and have a go at fossicking - looking for opals.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:One of the last frontier towns
  • Cons:A bit rough
  • Last visit to Coober Pedy: Oct 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    Not a lot of music here! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Incidentally, the painted desert is actually a bit further on than the Breakaways; similar colours but a different spot.
    Cheers, Ian

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2006 at 7:26 PM

    Great page & very nice pics. Brings back great memories of my trip there, years ago.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2004 at 7:54 PM

    facunating page for a facinating place, tks bluesmama ^..^

  • jrs1234's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 2:56 PM

    Great pictures! Looks like a pretty interesting place - cheers.


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