Sep 08, 2006
Cober pedy is a strange town in the middle of no where as all little towns in the out back they all revolved around mining and this is known as the Opal Center of the world. Every single shop sells opals its just crazy. There were lots of aboriginals hanging around it the town and they seemed not to do much apart from look at you as if you had been wiped from the bottom of there shoe. Strange things aboriginals. The house and the hotels are all built into the ground. This is to keep there houses cold from the sun as it gets very warm in the summer as you can imagine. The weirdest thing was that there was a campsite under ground and you can pitch you tent up in the earth!!!!!!!!! How cool. From here we decided that we would drive all the way to Ayres rock which would take about nine hours in total.