Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hello from Alice Springs.

Hi there, we are back in telstra range after quite a few days out at Yulara, Kings Canyon and Glen Helen.

Now to tell you about Coober Pedy.

Day one in Coober Pedy

Have you seen the Cars movie? Well all I could think about when we drove into Coober Pedy was Radiator Springs. Any second I expected Mater to cruise by and chuckle at us.

We stayed at an under ground campsite in a room we dubbed "the cell". Apart from being very dusty and noisy it was so warm and really quite amazing.  Like "proper tourists" we did a mine tour and had a go with the diving rods to find opal. Great fun.

Now where is that motel?

Miss B in 'the cell"

No that is not carpet, it's gravel and it is very noisy and crunchy!

Day two in Coober Pedy

Bright eyed and bushy tailed we adventured out to see the sights of Coober Pedy.

First stop, the famous dog fence.

Next stop, the Moon Plains, apparently where part of Mad Max was filmed.

At this point Tina Turner was singing the "we don't need another hero, beyond the thunderdome" song on a loop in my head.

What an incredible place.
We spent the afternoon "noodling" which is looking for opal in the heaps left from the mining equipment. Unfortunately we didn't strike it lucky!

The Moerks


  1. Hi Deb! So fabulous to see your post:) Love the pics of Coober Pedy, that hotel is something to experience I bet! I bet your children had a ball! Can't wait for your next post! Enjoy Alice Springs:) ENJOY!~ Tina xx

  2. WOW, I have never been anywhere like this. Glad to hear you're all well and happy. Fancy staying in an underground hotel!

    Look forward to the next instalment

  3. That is so great. I am so pleased to see all the interesting things you are doing. Have a great time :)

  4. Hi Deb, you're so good to keep us updated and I'm really enjoying seeing what you're seeing! Bad luck about the opals though :( Keep having fun and stay safe. Look forward to the next installment x

  5. How fascinating! I can't believe they have an underground campsite. Pity you didn't find any opal :)

  6. Hi Deb..thought you might enjoy your underground experience ..however I had forgotten about the was a long time ago that I was there! Glad you are enjoying it and have fun in the Alice :)

  7. Looks like you are having a ball! Coober Pedy looks 'interesting'! My husband wants to take me and the kids there. He said the experience is quite amazing. Happy trekking and looking forward to your next post!


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