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Faye's Underground Home

Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Airdrie, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I used to drive tour bus in the outback of Australia during thr 70's and 80's. I had the pleasure of meeting Faye personally during that time. I was pleased to see Faye's hard work as a pioneer woman of the outback maintained and available for others to see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My partner and I headed up to this home not quite sure what to expect. We arrived in the mid afternoon and honestly felt a tad awkward that we were imposing on someone's life by just showing up unannounced. We are slightly awkward people so we did find this a little uncomfortable but this is more a reflection of us... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you don't visit this iconic landmark when in Coober Pedy, you shouldn't bother stopping! It is the perfect view into life for a local Coober Pedy person ;-)

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

You can't leave the town without visiting one of those awesome dugouts, as this is precisely what Coober Pedy is about: underground houses, underground churches, underground hotels... Faye's home is a must-do in a must-see place, that's all !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

we came to Coober Pedy while traveling around Aus and as we enjoy Geocaching we decided we would spend some time grabbing some caches from around the area. one of these caches just happened to be outside this Home. the owner of the home (who also is a fellow cacher) caught us as we where looking around and invited us... More

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Werribee, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was an interesting 45 minutes. Being shown through Fays home, even though she no longer lives there, the couple that showed us through do live there! It was fascinating to see the hand carved walls and a walk in wardrobe! Would liked to have met Fay...she must have been one hell of a woman in her heyday!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Faye's Underground Home is a little piece of history of Coober Pedy. Although Faye doesn't live there anymore, the current residents know all the history of the home and were very friendly.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Very early underground home with interesting history. Even includes an indoor swimming pool and games room.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

What a lovely couple Mike and Missy are. They show you through Faye's home where they now live with genuine enthusiasm and friendliness. Both are such a wealth of information and make the tour a thorough delight. The tour of Faye's mine was interesting too. This was my second visit (previous visit was 1977) and my husband's first. For a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

If you visit no other place in Coober Pedy, make sure to take the time to drop in on Mike and Missy to learn about Faye and her pioneering spirit. From the outside it looks almost like any other Coober Pedy home, except if you look closely you can see just a few differences... the rock garden, the water hose... More

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