Coober Pedy

Stairway DownCoober Pedy, is probably the most unique town in Australia. The name of the town describes both the way many people here make their living and how they live; (the name comes from "kupa piti', aboriginal language for "white man's hole in the ground").

Ever since Opal was discovered, people have dug holes to extract the precious gemstones as well as digging underground homes to escape the oppressive summer heat.

There is also a map of Coober Pedy available to view.