Travel Blogs from Coober Pedy, Australia

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A whole lot of nothing, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

A whole lot of nothing

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... a bit of suck on it! The tour of the mine was done by quite an odd Austrian guy who had lived in Coober Pedy for years – obviously moved to Australia to get his bit of the opal fortune back in the day. In fact he used to live in the underground show ...

Living Underground with the Opals, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Living Underground with the Opals

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... with the tour, which was both a hostel and an opal store and an opal mine tour. They're still finding high quality opals in Coober Pedy, and the fact dominates the town. The chemist sells opals, and so does the pizza parlour, and so do all the hotels, ...

The Wild Wild West of Australia, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

The Wild Wild West of Australia

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Coober Pedy is the Opal capital of the World. It is still very much like the Wild Wild West...Totally worth the visit...very unussual place... *** WORLD CHANGE STARTS WITH EDUCATED CHILDREN! Give a girl the life long gift of education! ...

Kings Canyon NP to Marla - Day 212, Marla, Australia travel blog

Kings Canyon NP to Marla - Day 212

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... chasm in the early afternoon. I'd spoken to many people in various national parks who all told me it's one of Australia's best natural wonders. Even a park ranger yesterday said he thought the canyon is more impressive than Uluru. I personally thought ...

Really Down Under, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Really Down Under

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... living less than 50 miles from each other back home. Although I suppose that is not too hard in Scotland. The long journey to Coober Pedy was spent mainly reading with a some patchy attempts at some shut eye being cheated out of an hour when we crossed ...

Australia - Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Australia - Coober Pedy

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... bad actually. While we were waiting for Gizmo to be fitted with his 'new shoes' we took a look around the small town. Coober Pedy is primarily known for two things, its underground buildings and its opals. Every second shop is an opal jewelers or an ...

Adelaide to Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Adelaide to Coober Pedy

A travel blog entry by vandall

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... . The next morning we had to leave with haste as Reena, one of the girls dimly remembered a drunken bet about who would reach Coober Pedy first. Lets just say it was not the kind of bet you can repeat to your grandmother. We hit the outback proper ...

Day 239-245: Adelaide to Alice Springs/Uluru, Adelaide > Coober Pedy > Alice Springs > Uluru, Australia travel blog

Day 239-245: Adelaide to Alice Springs/Uluru

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... decided we all wanted to listed to shite rock music very loudly, had to ask her to turn it down as my ears were bleeding. Coober Pedy looked scary from the bus, groups of Abos hanging around looking like their ready to stab us. We had some crappy tour ...

Whippet down to Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Whippet down to Adelaide

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Mad max, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Mad max

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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... to quench their thirst. Nature talk over we head off down more straight road for a good few hours until we hit the town of Coober Pedy at around lunch. The town is famous for its Opal mining, boasting to provide 40% of the worlds mined opal stones. The ...

Heading Up The Track, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Heading Up The Track

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... to Perth or north to Darwin. Headed north towards Darwin but that was days away, our destination for tonight was Coober Pedy. The road suddenly became straight and the landscape became more barren with every passing kilometre. The speed limit along ...

Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Coober Pedy

A travel blog entry by brownsltd

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... the night, glad to have another couple of vans pull in to do the same.  The view was spectacular! Highlights of Coober Pedy: -          The scenic drive from Port Augusta ...

najwieksze ogrodznie dla psow na swiecie :), Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

najwieksze ogrodznie dla psow na swiecie :)

A travel blog entry by skleroz75

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Kolejny dzien spedzony aktywnie w Coober Pedy. Pogoda byla piekna wiec wybralismy sie po sniadanku (nalesniki!) zobaczyc najdluzsza konstrukcje na swiecie- dog fence. Ogrodzenie zapobiegajace przechodzeniu psow dingo na druga strone ma 5300km a w ...

Day 4, William Creek to Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by jm_littledevil

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... maintained by the government and the men that check it for holes are called doggers. Apparently it's very effective. We arrived in Coober Pedy, the Opal Capital of Oz and some say the world. The Aboriginals named the place and it translates to 'white ...

Coober Pedy/Port Augusta/Port Pirie - SA, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Coober Pedy/Port Augusta/Port Pirie - SA

A travel blog entry by sherryjayamanne

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Monday morning in Coober Pedy - visited the underground opal mine museum and underground shopping gallery, an old mine converted into museum. Very well presented. On the Highway again to Port Augusta. Scenery has changed to flat green land, not a tree in ...

Blog info, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Blog info

A travel blog entry by arnott

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Hi their, Just so you know it may take a while for me to publish the enteries. It is hard to find a FREE internet conection! ...

Day FOUR, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Day FOUR

A travel blog entry by feltham

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... Woomera Prohibited Area is huge about 1/7 of all SA!! We then backtracked and turned onto the Stuart Hwy towards Coober Pedy about 350kms north.  The bushes and trees became low green and grey scrubby bushes with fantastically red dirt ...

The Long Drive to Uluru, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

The Long Drive to Uluru

A travel blog entry by laurieandjilly

... hour without passing another car. It's so hot and dry here that nothing can survive and intimidating signs read "next gas 400km"! Coober Pedy was our overnight stop but it was little relief to arrive there. This strange town is the opal capital of the ...

Heading Bush Day 4: F**k You, Groovy Grape, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Heading Bush Day 4: F**k You, Groovy Grape

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... tour guide we nicknamed Otto. After pizza, music and a boogy on the tables we headed over to the Desert Cave which is Coober Pedy's attempt at an underground night club and as Allison pointed out, "underground" doesn't mean its cool, it really is ...

The Road Trip (B) Day 9 - All mine, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

The Road Trip (B) Day 9 - All mine

A travel blog entry by jamiemeasures

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... $14 each). So we went with it. We had breakfast and checked out all the free places in the area, then we got into town. Coober Pedy is a mining town of about 2,000 people (400 Aboriginal), and is known as the Opal capital of the world. Many of its ...

Journey to the Red Centre, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, Ayres Rock, Australia travel blog

Journey to the Red Centre

A travel blog entry by gemmatthews

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... it was an over night hound, so have four seats to sleep in rather than the usual one was a major bonus! We arrived in Coober Pedy, ( an Opal mining town which is so hot, everyone lives underground! Called so because it is aborginal for 'white man in a ...

jeudi 9 Novembre, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

jeudi 9 Novembre

A travel blog entry by isie

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... du vent toute la nuit, et que les mouches au petit ;atin aient achevees de pourrir ma nuit..... aujourd'hui on file a coober Pedy, la capitale mondiale de l'opal. Et plein de gens cingles qui vivent sous terre et construisent des bombes. Et vu ...

Do You Like Opals?, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Do You Like Opals?

A travel blog entry by vballgracy12

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... are set into the jewelery. Our tour guide was a nice lady from New Zealand.. who declared time and time again "I love living in Coober Pedy, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in my life. it's amazing here, really. I love it." --and she's from new ...

The 'Real' Australia, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

The 'Real' Australia

A travel blog entry by mhistie

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This is what the official tourist association website has to say about Coober Pedy: 'a cosmopolitan town with a population of 3,500 and over 45 different nationalities. The relaxed and friendly lifestyle of the town has made it a breeding ground for ...

back  to coober pedy, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

back to coober pedy

A travel blog entry by keenos

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... for the old girl! it was very near too much for us too, what with lack of sleep and todays heat, which upon arrival at coober pedy at 6.30pm, after driving all day on almost empty roads, we find out it has topped 45 degrees! weve picked another good ...

La cittadina più particolare visitata nell'outback, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

La cittadina più particolare visitata nell'outback

A travel blog entry by ilsalmone

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  Ci crediate o no qui la gente vive sotto terra....per sfuggire dal caldo torrido hanno costruito case alberghi campeggi e chiese scavando nella roccia, la città è famosa per le cave di oppale e i cittdini scavano nel giardino per trovare ...

Where the hell is Coober Pedy???, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Where the hell is Coober Pedy???

A travel blog entry by greatescape

... us $3/each. But it was an unlimited hot shower. Very nice and now we don't really smell anymore :-) So that's that about Coober Pedy I say if you have the means you should defintely try to hit that place up... MOM!!!---SEND ME JEN'S (from London) ...

A salt lake and going underground in Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

A salt lake and going underground in Coober Pedy

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... then. All other travelers already seemed to have accepted that he’s a racist and were rather ignoring his statements. In Coober Pedy I surely had seen Aborigines for the first time. Unfortunately those were of the problem kind, hanging around next ...

A life underground..., Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

A life underground...

A travel blog entry by timsinoz

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... of indigenous people that lived there. Until talking to these people it was hard not to find the Aboriginal people of Coober Pedy intimidating. I really don't like admitting that, I have always prided myself on the openness of my mind and the ability to ...

Die Wueste lebt, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

Die Wueste lebt

A travel blog entry by diene

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... Nacht auf einem Campingplatz (naechtliche Temperaturen im Zelt ueber 30 Grad) erreichen wir mitten in der Wueste die Stadt Coober Pedy. Hier wird seit Jahren nach Opalen gegraben und die Umgebund der Stadt gleicht einem Schweizer Kaese. Irgendwann haben ...

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