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Faye's Underground Home

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Faye's house and mine tour very informative

Faye's house and mine tour was amazing. We went with an 8 and 10yo and the tour held their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
greasa2512
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Mount Barker, Australia
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Fabulous and fascinating part of Coober Pedy her story

Loved loved loved it. Fascinating tour of the house by Grant. Such an interesting part of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
234pennyg
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Adelaide, Australia
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Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the mine and house tour for $15 a head. We spent about an hour at the site. There are no scheduled times for tours to you either get lucky and go straight in or hang outside with the flies until the previous group...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the tour of both underground house and underground mine. Great history lesson and very good learning exercise for an entry price of $15. Totally worth it.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Faye's house and mine tour was amazing. We went with an 8 and 10yo and the tour held their attention for the full duration. Impressive that the house was built mainly when mechanised mining was in its infancy. Grant the tour guide for the house...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved loved loved it. Fascinating tour of the house by Grant. Such an interesting part of the fabric of the town. Faye arrived in CP at age 29 worked as a cook for miners and then opened her own cafe. Started digging out her home...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 234pennyg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited Fayes underground house and Mine tour which was conducted by Grant. We were the only ones on this tour and found Grant to be professional, knowledgeable and had a very easy manner as a guide. We learnt a lot. We absolutely loved...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Judy John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Grant was amazing, telling us the history of the house & mine. He really knew his stuff. Is a must do.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

The story behind this house is great. The tour guide (caretaker) was great as well. We did this house tour as part of a bigger tour but would highly recommend it even if you do just the house tour alone. I believe they charge $10/person...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Q6480SEscottb
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We really loved this tour with Grant. He gave us a lot of information and took his time to did the tour in the house and the mine. You get a really good impression how they lived back in the days. Highly recommended. Thanks Grant!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We loved Faye’s house. What an amazing woman she must have been. Would loved to have met her just to hear her stories. Her hand dug home was incredible and very liveable. Good to see where she spent her days earning her fortune. Grant, our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ouzo03
Reviewed November 9, 2018

If I ever go back to Australia I will stop and visit this home in Coober Pedy again! What a story! Two-three women working on the underground home for ten years, adding room by room!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Graham B
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Janet R | Reviewed this property |
Opens again Monday Hours 08:30- 17:00 as per Facebook. It was a fantastic tour that I am sure will be enjoyed.
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Rod L
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
Not open Sundays I believe
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Cathy N
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Response from TheTennetts | Reviewed this property |
We think it was about $15 to see both the house and mine. Whatever it was - it was well worth it and I'd say it was a highlight of our trip to Coober Peedy. And do both - you won't regret it! And consider staying at... More
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