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"Coober Pedy" Australia Things to Do Tip by martin_nl

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  Well, what can I say about Coober Pedy??
by martin_nl

After the Oodnadatta Outback Track we arrived in Coober Pedy where we also stayed for the night in a bunker bunk bedroom under the ground. Coober Pedy is a very weird place. Because of the heat that can be unbearable most times of the year with temperatures rising to 45+ degrees celcius!! the people live underground in some sort of bunkers. All around town you see pipes coming out of the ground that make sure fresh air comes into the poeples homes.

A lot of rich people live in Coober Pedy, this is because there is a lot of opal to be found. Anyone should go around town and look for opal, who knows you might find the next huge piece. The people in this town have a morbid sort of humour, and you have to get used to it, but they are really funny.

When in town make sure to go to the Croatian Club. This club serves alcohol very cheaply and they serve you free little snacks. Now where do you find that? For sure you will meet some interesting people in here!

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  • Updated Oct 14, 2006
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