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We headed out at a respectable 8.30am with 540km to drive until Coober Pedy. Google suggests this is just over a 5 hour drive, but with lunch and rest stops required, we didn't arrive at our destination until 4pm.I'd expected us to reach desert straight away, but we passed two big lakes (Gairdner and Hart) and fairly lush scrubby vegetation up to …
After a couple of days in the South Australian outback, we were looking forward to a change of pace when we arrived in the opal town of Coober Pedy. Little did we know that soon we would find ourselves cooped up in Coober Pedy.
Due to the smashed window as a battle wound from the ripper of a journey on the Oodnadatta Track, we found …
... working tour at Old Timer's Museum. The mine tours are great and we entered an original mine. We are now dressed up and off to the underground bar at the Desert Cove Hotel. This is the upmarket accommodation for tourist with parts open to the public. We are then back to the van for old clothes to try our luck at noodling (known at fossicking) We have enjoyed being here so much and seeing this unique town and all it has to offer.
... camping gear etc. Given the nearest building is probably 200kms away and another 600kms to Adelaide they have a bloody long bike ride ahead of them but I suppose it shows it is possible.
I managed to make a few phone calls using Facetime and brilliant being able to have a good chat as driving the long distances in Aus is lonely. Neer mind eh! It’s got to be done.The temperature was a little cooler today ...
... hot at 38.5 degrees so we went back to last night's accom who had kindly said we could use their pool. Another group of kids came along and so everyone played together for ages. Nice for the boys to have other friends to play with for a change. Back to our camp site under the cavern dug out of a rock cliff- how very unique is our accommodation range this week!