Don't miss staying in a dugout in Australia's outback
You'll find Coober Pedy underground accommodation surprisingly cool, cosy and spacious. Named dugouts by the locals, 60% of this town live underground so staying for a while in Coober Pedy means you'll discover what its like to live in a cave! Incredibly the town's pubs, shops, art galleries, and churches are all underground too. Originally the opal miners lived in the opal mines to stay cool in this hot desert climate and over time this style of living took over the whole town.
If you want to know more about Coober Pedy read my post about this iconic mining town here>>
Coober Pedy Underground Accommodation List:
- Apartments and Vacation Homes
The 'book here' links take you through to booking.com where you'll see the prices and can book the style of cave that best suits you!
Down to Erth B&B
Underground Bed and Breakfast
Just outside of town this comfy B&B is friendly and good value for money. Grab one of the bikes and ride around town. Includes a delicious breakfast, hot jacuzzi and free safe parking. Book here>>
The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
Everything you could wish for in a modern motel but this one is underground. The Comfy beds and perfect cave temperature will give you the best sleep ever! Rooms can fit up to 5 people so this is a good choice for families. Enjoy the rooftop terrace which has 360 views of the town and outback. Sit up here at night for unbelievable starwatching. Book Here>>
Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience
Originally an opal mine you'll love the friendly welcome at this popular motel. The rooms are spacious and the staff will pick you up for free from the airport. Bit of a walk to town for dinner (and very dark) so might be a better choice if you have a car or eat out at lunch. Book here>>
Desert View Apartments
What! An underground apartment. You have got to check this out with plenty of room for the crew. Two or three bedroom apartments. They include kitchens so you can cook underground and when you want to relax swim in the above ground swimming pool. Popular with families and groups of friends. Book here>>
Act like a local in your very own underground studio apartment. Includes a kitchen and all the mod cons. Cosy and quiet for up to a group of four. Free parking. Excellent views of the desert landscape from the hill above the studio. Book here>>