In the desert of the South Australian outback is Coober Pedy, one of Australia’s hottest towns. To escape the heat, much of the town has been built underground, providing a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience exploring underground homes, cafes and cultural attractions. Like the rest of the town, Coober Pedy accommodation is as unique as its surroundings.
Unforgettable experiences in Coober Pedy
From the revelling in the breathtaking landscape of Breakaways Conservation Park to seeing one of the longest fences in the world, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more unique holiday experience than Coober Pedy. No matter how you choose to spend your holiday, Coober Pedy accommodation puts you within reach of all the fun-filled excursions.
Fossicking for the kids
Renowned for its opal mining, Coober Pedy offers exciting gemstone mining for all ages. You can visit a working opal mine to check out the uncut opals lining the corridors and learn how to mine for your own gemstones. When you’re finished, you can see the process for polishing gemstones and some finished products. Plenty of holiday rentals in Coober Pedy are available near the mines, gemstone galleries and shops, so you can take in this distinctive aspect of the local culture.
Outdoor exploration in the Painted Desert
The Painted Desert is a sight to behold, filled with colourful hills of red, orange, yellow and white in dramatic sand dunes and rock formations. Once the bedrock of an inland sea, this spectacular desert is part of the moon-like landscape of Coober Pedy. With the right holiday rental, you can enjoy the stunning colours of the sunrise and sunset over the vibrant hills.
Fascinating underground excursions
If you want to experience the vast subterranean culture of Coober Pedy, you can take a tour of underground homes that were once used by crocodile hunters, opal miners and other prominent figures in local Australian history. To immerse yourself in the experience even more, you can even book an underground retreat and live like the locals during your holiday.
Features and amenities in Coober Pedy accommodation
Though they may be beneath the surface of the earth, underground Coober Pedy accommodation options come with an array of luxurious and unique amenities to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. From hotels with underground galleries to surface verandahs for entertaining, there’s not much you can’t find in these interesting holiday rentals.
From fully submerged to a mix of above- and below-ground rooms, the subterranean holiday rentals in Coober Pedy are one of the most unforgettable ways to enjoy a holiday. You can book accommodation with galleries, shops, cafes and opal interpretive centres beneath the surface, or you can enjoy a retreat with living areas underground and sleep quarters on the surface.
Outdoor entertainment space
If the idea of staying underground isn’t your style, you can find accommodation with rooms beneath the surface and above-ground entertainment areas for barbecuing and partying. With this fun mix, you can immerse yourself in the local culture while also enjoying the sights of the colourful desert and landscape.
Whether you choose to stay underground, above-ground or a mix of the 2, the holiday rentals in Coober Pedy are fully self-contained and include kitchens, laundry facilities, bedrooms, bathrooms and other essential amenities. You can also find rentals with pet-friendly options, outdoor verandahs, entertainment systems, cafes, restaurants and more, so you never need to venture into the desert if you don’t want to.