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Coober Pedy The Goreme of Australia

Have you ever stayed in a cave hotel? You can find this unique form of accommodation in Goreme, Turkey in the Cappadocia region. Closer to home, all you need to do is make your way to Coober Pedy in the South Australian desert, where underground lodgings rule!

Top attractions

Scuba Diving

Faye’s Underground Home

This amazing dugout house is a great introduction to underground living, Coober Pedy style. See it on your own or join a tour.

Scuba Diving

Kangaroo Orphanage

Where else can you find interesting artefacts and quality Aboriginal art combined with cute little marsupials? Nowhere!

Scuba Diving

Old timers mine

This is an award-winning tourist attraction for good reason. It gives great insight into the harsh world of underground opal miners.

Underground churches

Whether you’re religious or not, you’ll find the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Catacomb Church and the Catholic Church all well worth a look. It’s not every town that can boast of several underground churches, but these are all quite attractive – in a slightly claustrophobic sort of way.

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