Coober Pedy: The Desert Cave Half Day Tour
- 4 Hours
- 4 Hours
- On request
Tour the town, hear about its history, about our precious water supplies and power generation. Every element of life is hard-won in Coober Pedy. On the Desert Cave Tour you visit a working Opal Field to see Opal mining methods. Venture down a former working mine to see opal traces embedded in the sandstone. See The Breakaways, a range of colourful exposed sandstone outcrops with spectacular views over the Moon Plain - once an inland sea. This dramatically beautiful area has been the set for many internationally known movies. See the famous Dog Fence (dingo fence) - stretching 5,300km across Australia, The Serbian Underground Church - spectacular excavation, traditional Serbian Orthodox architecture and fascinating sand stone carvings, a genuine underground home or "Dugout" - see how the locals live, underground Potteries, Opal cutting demonstration - professional advice on opal quality and price.
Duration: 4 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: noon
Departs: 2 p.m. - Returns: 6 p.m.
From: Coober Pedy