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Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest

Address: Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place. Planned to see for a long time as he was Latvian. Was hard to find at first as nowhere can found a map. Had to ask some old lady on the street and she showed directions and remembered beloved Harry! Place was stunning and very well looked after. We even had time to play with both doggies:)

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Frankfurt, Germany
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26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

His dugout home is a real piece of art (or rather: many pieces of art). He as well as his many guests left lots of drawings and bits of poetry.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited this as part of an afternoon trip. This is really a tacky, unnecessary tourist dive. Our guide was great and explained in advance that this would not be to everyone's taste due to the nature of Crocodile Harry's life style so at least we were prepared. The caretaker's dogs were loose around the site and followed the group... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The story of Crocodile Harry was fascinating; interesting to see the little bats in the mine. I also enjoyed the statues he created out of his left over junk!

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Adelaide, South Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Crocodile Harry passed away some years ago, I revisted there recently - the dugout is well kept with all the old iconic photos of Harry and his visitors - out on the road to the Golf Course - well worth a look.

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

An eccentric dugout owned by the infamous Coober Pedy resident, Crocodile Harry.The walls of the dugout are covered with messages from tourist all over the world, and the place is filled with bizarre or strange artifacts that you could spend looking at wondering what the story is behind those things.Crocodile Harry's nest was also featured in the movie Mad Max... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a rabbit warren of THE MOST amazing collection of memorabilia that has been collected and left behind over many years. The dugout is huge and the most incredible experience not to be missed

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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We decided to do the drive out and have a look, interesting how the house has been dugout the graffiti on the ceiling is interesting, I suppose it is fascinating for some, I did however like the photos on display of Harry and the crocs

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Dapto, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I accidentally found out about the Crocodile's Nest and it's long departed owner while surfing the internet for attractions in Coober Pedy. What I had read, sparked a spot of interest in seeing something a little out of the ordinary. Harry must of been a real character, his dugout is filled with all sorts of bits and pieces he had... More 

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Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Harry was a remarkable man, intriguingly charismatic. Loved by women all over the world. His home is like a museum, filled with his sublime sculptures. His eclectic style oozes, I felt like I met him after experiencing his most intimate space. Out of all experiences this was my most favoured, I learnt where he was from, who he was, how... More 

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