We love unusual experiences. But staying in the Underground B&B in the world's opal mining capital Coober Pedy is way out there in the stratosphere of unusual. It's truly extraordinary!
A huge contribution to making our stay memorable came from our super-friendly hosts Ken and Anna Male. They made us feel SO SO welcome - and even invited us in to share dinner with them one night. Plus a BBQ another night! Both are a fund of stories - and Ken is an opal miner and tour guide as well!
The gloriously comfortable accommodation is a pleasant 72-75F all year round - despite searing temperatures outside. And sleeping underground, in perfect peaceful darkness, is so wonderfully relaxing. It's truly unique and we commend it highly.
The couple also sell their own opals (yes we bought some) - which have been designed into beautiful jewellery by the world-renowned Tony Wong, whom we also enjoyed meeting.
A holiday we'll never forget. Thanks a million Anna and Ken. And Tony and family too:-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Underground Bed and Breakfast is a five bedroom four bathroom underground home, with its own private entrance. It boasts a lovely undercover parking, barbecue area and spa. Continental breakfast is supplied. The master bedrooms boasts an en-suite while the other two share the main bathroom. There is a Home theatre, television and Internet access. Only 1.5Km from center of town. ... more less
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