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Faye's Underground Home

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The story behind this house is great. The tour guide (caretaker) was great as well. We did this... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
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We really loved this tour with Grant. He gave us a lot of information and took his time to did the... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Inez B
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Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 490 810 433
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

The story behind this house is great. The tour guide (caretaker) was great as well. We did this house tour as part of a bigger tour but would highly recommend it even if you do just the house tour alone. I believe they charge $10/person...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

We really loved this tour with Grant. He gave us a lot of information and took his time to did the tour in the house and the mine. You get a really good impression how they lived back in the days. Highly recommended. Thanks Grant!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inez B
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We loved Faye’s house. What an amazing woman she must have been. Would loved to have met her just to hear her stories. Her hand dug home was incredible and very liveable. Good to see where she spent her days earning her fortune. Grant, our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ouzo03
Reviewed 9 November 2018

If I ever go back to Australia I will stop and visit this home in Coober Pedy again! What a story! Two-three women working on the underground home for ten years, adding room by room!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 2014MDR
Reviewed 9 November 2018

It was very interesting to learn about this dugout and it’s history, created by three percictent ladies who overcame adversity in harsh, difficult conditions. Thanks to Grant our tour guide who passionately brings the story of Faye and her two friends to life.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Faye and her two friends must of worked very hard digging this out by hand,it looks great,love the pool,tour guide was good,recomended visiting here.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is an underground dug-out home done by ladies - Faye Nayler and two other lady friends. They did it in 1960s by hand with simple tools only. Truly amazing story and amazing location. The tour is a great experience and introduction to the life...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend. This was a very fascinating tour of a underground house and mine. The story behind this is very interesting. The people running the tour are spot on and have history with Faye. The Internet was down and our payment would not go through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The tour of Faye’s home was great, kindly welcomed and shown around the home with plenty of quirky facts and history thrown in. We had three young kids and the tour was over before they went nuts. We then got to go into her little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amber M
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This is truly a not to miss thing to do when in Coober Pedy, a great tale of friend ship and hard yakka... Woz n Loz, Buninyong.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Graham B
1 June 2018|
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Response from Janet R | Reviewed this property |
Opens again Monday Hours 08:30- 17:00 as per Facebook. It was a fantastic tour that I am sure will be enjoyed.
Rod L
2 October 2016|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
Not open Sundays I believe
Cathy N
9 September 2016|
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Response from TheTennetts | Reviewed this property |
We think it was about $15 to see both the house and mine. Whatever it was - it was well worth it and I'd say it was a highlight of our trip to Coober Peedy. And do both - you won't regret it! And consider staying at... More