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

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Amazing to see, we are so pleased we took the time to check it out. The tour was professional and informative. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing to see, we are so pleased we took the time to check it out. The tour was professional and informative. Highly recommended

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Brilliant, show piece of underground living, and well worth having a look around this dwelling. The people give you a lot of information on the lady that dug this underground home.

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Whyalla, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It was such an interesting place to visit. Learning about the history of the house and Fayes life achievements was very interesting. Such a different life she had. My childeren loved exploring each room n especially loved the pool

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What is not to like about a home underground when daytime temperatures can reach 45 degrees celcius? A great tour and great guides. It really is one of the most original tours that you can have and to see all the work that had to been done was great. The only down side living there for me was the ten... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited it today again the first time was 40 years ago and it is still an amazing place to visit. The people who give the tour do a terrific job.

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Brisbane
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Faye's house is a great example of underground living. She worked so hard to carve out her home which has become a museum. The mine tour is also worth a look - seeing the conditions Faye & other miners worked under and how they mined for the precious opals. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and easy going, allowed us... More 

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Horsham, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place is run by passionate, interesting people and was extremely interesting. We were guided through by an extremely friendly and helpful man who caretakes the place. It gives an interesting insight into the area and how the jokes are built. We were all fascinated!

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Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very interesting guides very freindly and knowledgable good value cost $5 per adult $1.50 children just off the main stree not to hard to find worth a visit house all dug out by hand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent couple who acted as live in guides Lovrd all the history around the place and the story of Faye,what a woman! A really good place to visit to get an insight into how much work went in to excavating such a great home,lived the above ground swimming pool in the lounge!

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What an absolutely fantastic story!! Our kids loved it! "Bear" was a fantastic story teller and had our 4 kids enthralled from the beginning! No trip to Coober Pedy would be complete without a tour through this remarkable house. The story behind this house is pretty incredible and a testament to some inspirational women in a pretty unforgiving environment. If... More 

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Address: Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Coober Pedy

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