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Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

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Coober Pedy is a small Australian town with population of about 2,000 people. It is well-known as an underground town.

Coober Pedy is a small Australian town with population of about 2,000 people. It is well-known as an underground town.

1 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


2 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

Coober Pedy is also known as the world’s opal capital with 30% global opals mined here. As for the town name, it is translated as “whitemans hole” from the Aboriginal term kupa-piti.


3 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

The severe desert climate made a lot of residents move to live underground, in caves. A cave home usually has three bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and lounge that are excavated out of the rock in the hillsides. Such homes don’t require air-conditioning, because they remain at a constant temperature while summer temperatures on the surface can reach 40-50 degrees Celsius (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit).


4 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

Coober Pedy attracts tourists from all over the world. The mines, underground churches and graveyard are the most interesting attractions here. The trees you can find in this town are iron welded. You can play golf at night only to avoid hot temperatures. The local golf is free of grass that is why players take a small piece of tee-off turf with them.


5 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

Coober Pedy is featured in many movies, including Opal Dream, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Red Planet and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. NASA is planning to train astronauts for a planned mission to Mars here in 2012.




6 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


7 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

Coober Pedy Church


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9 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


10 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


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12 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


13 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

Coober Pedy Homes


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16 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


17 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


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21 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


22 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

Coober Pedy Demo Home


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Coober Pedy Hotel


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25 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


26 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


27 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


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29 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


30 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)


31 Underground Town in South Australia (33 pics)

Aboveground Spaceship


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Bookstore


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№1 Author: GhostChronos (6 Jun 2011 01:48) Total user comments: 2100


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this is awesome, I never though there was a city like this...I want to visit it! 15
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№2 Author: raymond.wendt (6 Jun 2011 01:53) Total user comments: 9115


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what a cool place. i like the finish on the walls too. what better way to stay cool in the hot summer days.
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№3 Author: Ty Webb (6 Jun 2011 02:53) Total user comments: 6156


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this is the most awesome thing i ever saw. EVER!
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№4 Author: compmaster (6 Jun 2011 03:02) Total user comments: 1871


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№5 Author: capt.huffnpuff (6 Jun 2011 03:05) Total user comments: 2801


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raymond.wendt, cozy all year round 03
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№6 Author: Mesockisgone21 (6 Jun 2011 03:26) Total user comments: 422


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cell phone reception has to be shit!
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№7 Author: Jimmy Johnson (6 Jun 2011 05:06) Total user comments: 5518


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Better reserve your room now... It's gonna be a busy place during WW3.
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№8 Author: t0t0t0 (6 Jun 2011 08:39) Total user comments: 429


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To me it SUCKS!
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№9 Author: Jinxaruny (6 Jun 2011 08:51) Total user comments: 10324


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Awesomeness! Would love to see that!
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№10 Author: Lord Dodo (6 Jun 2011 09:43) Total user comments: 2064


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looks cool 04
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№11 Author: salsapopo (6 Jun 2011 10:51) Total user comments: 12723


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cool
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№12 Author: thesoulshaker (6 Jun 2011 12:34) Total user comments: 1384


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Wanna go there.. Seems interesting.. 04
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№13 Author: Naphia (6 Jun 2011 13:54) Total user comments: 1071


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I'm not sure if I would want to live there but it is an interesting place. 01
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№14 Author: TheIronSea (6 Jun 2011 17:00) Total user comments: 1015


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las falto pintar las paredes xD 01
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№15 Author: pash.maloo (6 Jun 2011 17:09) Total user comments: 1713


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really nice - 04
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№16 Author: Lu (6 Jun 2011 17:57) Total user comments: 15082


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What they need is floor to ceiling wallpaper with photos of exotic islands to get your mind away from the underground.
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№17 Author: Wuffler (6 Jun 2011 19:07) Total user comments: 46


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I stayed in Coober Pedy a couple of years ago. The place is fantastic and full of funny characters. Don't wander about at night though because you might fall down one of the thousands of mine shafts dotted around the place.

The space craft is part of the set from the film Pitch Black that was shot nearby.
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№18 Author: Pilgrim (6 Jun 2011 19:13) Total user comments: 2288


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№19 Author: MrMaj81 (6 Jun 2011 22:14) Total user comments: 774


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№20 Author: GabachoMike (7 Jun 2011 10:33) Total user comments: 215


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Sure saves on heating/cooling bills.
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№21 Author: plaidpancake (27 Jul 2011 00:28) Total user comments: 2475


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white mans hole?
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