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1. Are the underground rooms real?

The natural sandstone walls of underground rooms, passages and shops provide guests with the experience of desert-style living. The surface of these walls, revealed by tunnelling with mining machinery is simply sealed with a clear sealant to reduce dust. This sealant must be recoated periodically.

2. Are the underground rooms airconditioned?

No matter how harsh the climate of Coober Pedy becomes, our underground rooms maintain a comfortable, even temperature which ranges from 23 to 25 degrees Celsius day and night throughout the year. Airconditioning is not always required.

3. Is the water safe to drink?

Yes, it is clean and safe. Coober Pedy's water supply comes from a bore 26km out on the Oodnadatta Road. It is filtered and treated in town. In the desert of the driest Continent on earth, our drinking water is considered more precious than opal. Please don't waste water.

4. Where is breakfast?

Breakfast is served between 6.45 am and 9.00am in the Bistro, located to the right of the reception building. All guests are welcome. Continetal is available throughout the year. 

5. What is opal?

Opal is a form of silica, containing water within the mineral structure. Colour in precious opal is caused by the regular array of silica spheres diffracting white light and breaking it into colours of the spectrum. Please visit Opal World and view our large display of precious opal. Our staff will be happy to share their knowledge with you.

6. How far to Travel?
  • North
  • Cadney Homestead 153km
  • Marla 233km
  • Alice Springs 707km
  • Ayers Rock 726km
  • South
  • Glendambo 252km
  • Port Augusta 545km
  • Adelaide 836km
7. How hot is it?

For eight months of the year temperatures rise and range from 35 to 47 degrees Celsius with occasional searing dust storms. The winter months are typical of the desert with warm sunny days and freezing cold nights.

8. How do you get to Coober Pedy?

Coober Pedy is located along the sealed Stuart Highway. You can get there by conventional vehicle.
Greyhound Bus Services runs a daily bus service between Adelaide and Alice Springs and Alice Springs and Adelaide. 
Regional Express Airlines have daily flights, bookings can be made via their website.