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Faye's Underground Home

Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Cooroy, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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

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Peak Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We dropped into the shop whilst travelling around Coober Pedy and my wife found a ring that she wanted,s guess what we brought it.There was heaps of opals there and you couldnt go wrong.When in Coober Pedy trhis is another must gto vist.We stopped at all the shops and spent a fortune,BUT hey it was wsorth it

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Taking a tour of someone's private home can be absurd, but when 80% of residents in Coober Pedy live "underground", how could one resist? Underground in quotes, because it's not like lifting a manhole and literally going underground. Think more like hobbit homes in Lord of the Rings, but instead of plush green surroundings, think arid dry desert, carved into... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Brilliant to experience underground living. Just amazing that the temperature is between 21 - 24 regardless of the above ground temp.

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Orlando FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We received an interesting history tour given by the owners/residents of Faye's Underground home. Wait until you hear about the first Coober Pedy in-ground pool.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This house is a must-see! Fascinating history told by Colin, about this incredible, gutsy lady. The house is quite amazing, and all built by hand. You must stop in Coober Pedy and visit Faye's Underground House even if you don't see anything else! ($5 adults, $1.50 kids)

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I found this attraction really interesting, I have never seen a house quite like this one. I loved the time that i spent there.

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an absolutely awesome experience to see this underground house all carved out initially by one woman but then with the help of another two. I loved it.

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Mildura, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This dugout home built by 3 women is absolutely amazing, it has to be seen to be believed, it is so well done and kept beautifully by the current caretakers it is stunning and breath taking.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This little $5 tour is excellent value if you'd like a glimpse into how tough life was before the bitumen road came to Coober Pedy. It was dug by hand by a woman and a few mates and is truly a testament to determination and a "can do" attitude. Well worth the money.

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