The extraordinary Desert Cave Hotel in the famous opal city Coober Pedy has been built into the tunnels and shafts excavated for extracting the precious stone. Coober Pedy and the Desert Cave are bizarre to say the very least.
Both fascinating and convenient for a stopover, the mining town is located 850 kilometres north of Adelaide and 680 south of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway.
In the total, the Desert Cave Hotel offers 50 elegant suites, 19 of which are located underground. And most
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visitors agree: The underground suites are the most recommendable, providing both an exceptional experience and relaxing sleep.
The Desert Cave Hotel has repeatedly been awarded the South Australian Tourism Award and will introduce you to the wacky mining town brimming with colourful characters both above and below the ground.
In great parts an underground city, the locals seek refuge in the tunnels from the blistering heat above the ground. Private homes, shops and even an underground church have been built into the vacated mines.
The Desert Cave Hotel allows you to follow suite and discover the thrills of the underground life. Moreover, you may also visit one of the old mines, learning about the difficulties involved with extracting the precious stone from the unrelenting ground.
For safety reasons, you are not permitted to visit a working mine. However, a large percentage of the population is still involved in the opal trade and Coober Pedy continues to attract fortune seekers and odd birds.
Of course, you should also take the time to relish the Desert Cave Hotel’s facilities. Stroll the underground hallways or go for a dip in the grotto pool. Pamper yourself at the hotel’s spa or sip a cocktail mixed to perfection in the underground bar.
No matter which service you appreciate most, the Desert Cave Hotel, certainly addresses only the most sophisticated cavemen. It features a gym, restaurant, opal shop and conference centre.
Unique in Australia, if not the world, do not let the opportunity to spend a few nights underground slip by. Explore Coober Pedy and reside in all style at the Desert Cave Hotel! Do it like the locals do and stay underground, which is a relief from the blistering heat above!
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