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Where to Stay in Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is a town in the northern part of South Australia. Known as the “opal capital of the world,” it is also famous for its underground buildings that include several churches. The town’s name is an Anglicisation of the Aboriginal “kupa-piti” or “boys’ waterhole.” Coober Pedy is a small town with a population of around 3,500. It has become a popular attraction in recent decades. It consequently has its own airport and several hotels near the airport.

Coober Pedy City Centre

Many of the attractions and restaurants can be found in the centre of town. The “Big Winch” is probably the best-known sculpture in town. The Umoona Opal Mine & Museum has exhibits dedicated to the town’s history and to Aboriginal culture.

1) The Radeka Downunder Underground Motel

The Radeka Downunder Underground Motel is one of the cheap hotels in Coober Pedy, and it has a bar and a gift shop. Many of the rooms resemble dormitories, and the motel is within walking distance of several restaurants.

2) The Desert Cave Hotel

The Desert Cave Hotel is a boutique hotel in Coober Pedy that offers a choice of above-ground and underground rooms. It has two restaurants on the premises and also claims to have the only underground game room and bar in the world.

The Outskirts of Coober Pedy

Not all of the attractions are in the centre of town. For example, Coober Pedy has one of the world’s only grassless golf courses, which has been open since 1976.

1) The Underground B&B

The Underground B&B has five rooms, all of which are underground. It also provides a solar-heated spa that can accommodate up to six people, a TV/DVD lounge, and a BBQ area.

2) The Down To Erth B&B

The Down To Erth is a five-minute drive from the town centre, and it is near the John McDouall Stuart Monument. Its amenities include a “plunge pool” for cooling off.

Coober Pedy Airport Hotels

Staying near Coober Pedy Airport (CPD) makes travel easier, especially if you have a flight early in the morning. It is the best area to find last-minute hotels in Coober Pedy. You don’t have to get up as early. Rental cars are also limited, so staying near the airport and using taxi services to visit sights is a great option. The nearest major international airport is Olympic Dam Airport (OLP), which is 287 miles away.

1) The Venushill B&B

The Venushill B&B is one of the cheap hotels in Coober Pedy. Not only is it near the airport, but it is also within two miles of the golf course. It offers both underground and aboveground rooms.

2) The Opal Inn

The Opal Inn describes itself as a “hotel, motel and caravan park” and thus offers a wide selection of accommodations. This is one of the last-minute hotels in Coober Pedy that provides a selection of tours of the area.

3) The Jam B&B

The Jam B&B is a boutique hotel in Coober Pedy, and it is one of the few that accepts pets. It is 1.9 miles from the airport and provides a shared BBQ area.

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