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Faye's Underground Home

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Address: Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia

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Authentic underground home

Loved the tour of this home. Graham (caretaker) was a very informative guide. I think I could feel Faye's presence by the time Graham was finished telling us about her life in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved the tour of this home. Graham (caretaker) was a very informative guide. I think I could feel Faye's presence by the time Graham was finished telling us about her life in Coober Pedy. Well worth a visit to see an underground home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Fabulous insight into a Coober Pedy underground home. The managing staff gave us a good informative tour of this home which is still lived in. It was built in the 60's by Faye and two other women. They cut the home out of rock which took over 20 years to complete.

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Albany, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visiting this genuine underground home gave us a real feel for living in Coober Pedy. At only $5 per person it was well worth it to hear the stories associated with a Coober Pedy icon, and to experience a real underground home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There must be other places to see underground homes in Coober Pedy (e.g. Old Timer's Mine has part of one on display) but this place is great because: (a) it's only $5, (b) the current owners will show you around, (c) it has a great story about the women who carved it out.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Appon arriving at this unassuming home you look into an old tin car port and notice a very majestic old black car and then we were greeted by the caretaker (trying to remember his name) who was very welcoming. Once you have entered through the front door into the kitchen the fully narrated discovery tour starts and leads you through... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

$5 adult. $1.50 kids. Guided tour from Colin who lives there. Informative tour explaining the history of the house and its original owner. Worth the visit & the $.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We would not have gone here unless our tour took us, and there is so much to see in Coober Pedy. However this is just so interesting Colin gave us a great spiel on the background to this home , and the way Faye established herself in CP What a woman! Once again, the patter and knowledge kept us interested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well worth a look. Don't miss this. The hosts were excellent showing us around and how they live is amazing.

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Sydney, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visited this as part of a tour, and it's definitely a unique attraction in Australia. I certainly can't recall anything like it that I've seen anywhere in the world really. It sparks the imagination as to how people would've lived some time ago, and probably still do live today. While I wouldn't recommend travelling over 1000km just for this, it's... More 

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Cooroy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Totally different and very interesting. Excellent guided tour with lots of history and information. Cheap entrance fee.

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