Unique underground hotel accommodation in Coober Pedy
Since 1915 Coober Pedy has exerted a fascination for those who seek the elusive opal, the world's most colourful gemstone. Coober Pedy is known as the 'underground town', where many locals live in 'dugouts' or underground homes.
The earth gives natural temperature control for cool, quiet living in this semi-desert area of Outback South Australia Desert Cave, the only international underground hotel, allows you to experience dug-out style living.
The Desert Cave Facilities:
- 50 suites including 19 underground - a unique experience
- All rooms have a colour TV
- Free in-house movies
- WiFi to every room
- IDD phones
- Hair dryer and iron
- Mini-bar and refrigerator
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Coin operated Internet kiosks in reception and underground bar
- Coin operated laundry facilities
- Room service
- Luggage store
- Baby sitting by arrangement
- Safety deposit
- Business services
- Tourist information and tour bookings
- Agent for Regional Express Airlines
- Transfers to the Ghan, airport and bus depot by arrangement
- Translation services
- Major credit cards accepted
The Desert Cave offers a range of Outback-experience tours. A comprehensive tour of Coober Pedy and The Breakaways, a few hours opal noodling, a mining experience, a trip with The Mailman to Oodnadatta and William Creek or a flying expedition to see Outback wetlands.
There is so much to see and do. Coober Pedy is 850 kms north of Adelaide and 680 kms south of Alice Springs on the sealed Stuart Highway Kendell Airlines operate a daily service. The internationally famous Ghan train stops 34km west of Coober Pedy. Greyhound Pioneer services Coober Pedy and many L national coach companies travel through the town.