It even has an 18 hole golf course that doesn't have a single blade of grass!
Opals were discovered in 1915, and the town evolved. It now supplies 85% of the world's opals!
The name Coober Pedy comes from the aboriginal, kupa piti, or "white man in a hole".
We visited the Old Timers' Mine, wandered through the tunnels, visited the mine's museum and an underground house. Many of the local buildings are part or completely underground and keep a steady temperature of around 25 degrees C year round.
Feeling relaxed - and clean at last. Ready for the next long haul to Alice!
PS. Collected 18 mozzies bites at our last bush camp!