Coober Pedy

Day 6

After your night in quirky William Creek, we’ll head to the famous underground town of Coober Pedy. Around 150 million years ago, Coober Pedy was covered by ocean – and when the water receded, the sandy silica minerals from the seabed flowed into the rocky cracks and cavities and solidified over time into multi-coloured gem-stone – opal!

We’ll have some free time to explore the opal capital and later on, we’ll visit a Kangaroo Orphanage (how cute!?) and Josephine’s Gallery, a world-class Aboriginal Art Gallery with an extensive range of Aboriginal artefacts and significant works by many of Australia’s best-known Indigenous artists.

It would be wrong to head to the Opal capital and not experience an opal-cutting demonstration right?! At the Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, we’ll go ‘noodling’ or fossicking and learn more about these precious gemstones.

To finish another epic day, we’ll head to the Aboriginal Heritage site, The Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park, for mesmerising scenery of the Moon Plains. This evening, we’ll be staying in a unique underground bunkhouse with some free time for you to explore and grab dinner at one of the many underground eateries.

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