Crocodile Harry’s Underground Nest: A Coober Pedy Must See

Two doors in a cave with a horse statue outside at Crocodile Harry's House, Coober Pedy

It takes a lot to stand out as odd in Coober Pedy. It is, after all, a town where most of the population live underground and there’s a massive Hollywood spaceship crashed on the main street, but a man called Crocodile Harry managed it. And, even though he is sadly no longer with us, his …

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Driving From Adelaide to Coober Pedy – 15 Fun Things to Spot

Sign comparing humans in Glendambo to the number of flies

It’s a long drive from Adelaide to Coober Pedy. A very long drive. The distance between Adelaide and Coober Pedy is 850km. 850km that’s mostly on a very straight road, surrounded by very flat land – and a lot of kangaroos who you might need to tell yourself are just sleeping by the side (or …

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17 Fun Things to do in Coober Pedy, South Australia

Baby kangaroo at Coober Pedy, Australia

From the first day I saw a picture of the ornate underground church in Coober Pedy, South Australia, the town was on my bucket list. It took a few years to finally get there but with spaceships parked on the high street, eccentric underground houses to explore, a quirky graveyard and cute kangaroos – all …

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The Ghan Expedition: All Your Questions Answered

The Ghan train at Darwin station

The Ghan is renowned as one of the world’s most incredible train journeys and we were recently lucky enough to go on The Ghan Expedition, where you spend four days and three nights on this gleaming 1km long train as it slips the 2979 km between Adelaide and Darwin. It was an amazing trip. but, …

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The Quirky Gravestones of Coober Pedy Cemetery

Entrance to Boothill Cemetery, Coober Pedy

A grave dedicated to a cat, a headstone with a beer keg on top, one shaped like a castle – and, a very simple resting place for Coober Pedy’s most eccentric resident – a wander around Coober Pedy’s Boot Hill Cemetery was one of my favourite moments of my trip to this fascinating mining town …

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Coober Pedy: Underground Hotels Alert…but what’s it like to sleep underground?

Outside of one of Coober Pedy's underground hotels

Considering my love of the strange, I’m weirdly conventional when it comes to choosing hotels – I like nice bathrooms (preferably with a view), comfy beds, (with a view) – so, my recent birthday trip to Coober Pedy broke the mold a bit, as I had one thing I really wanted to do there – …

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12 Fun Day Trips From Adelaide

Horse tram in Victor Harbor, an easy day trip from Adelaide

Looking for day trips or short trips from Adelaide in South Australia? There’s heaps. From a feat of engineering with a secret (that you won’t believe until you try it) to a tiny German town in the middle of the Australian countryside, we whizzed about by tram, car and bus and had a blast to …

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The Granite Island Sculpture Trail: All You Need to Know

Hamburger Sculpture on the Granite Island Sculpture Trail, South Australia

You’ve got to love a place where the sky is blue, the sea is bluer and looming on the horizon is a giant fibreglass burger! This is the start of the new Granite Island Sculpture Trail on Granite Island, near Victor Harbour in SA – and just one of the cool things you can do …

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17 Unusual Things To Do In Adelaide

Street art mural of Steve Irwin in Adelaide

Adelaide is known as the city of churches – but there aren’t any of those in this article. There are however 17 other quirky, fun and unusual things to do in Adelaide that you might want to try. Hire a BBQ Buoy These floating round boats are available to hire at Pinky Flat, close to …

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Trailhopper: The Easy McLaren Vale Wine Tour

Vineyard in McClaren Vale as visited on the Trailihopper Bus

One of the big problems when visiting wineries in Australia is that they tend to be found in gorgeous rolling countryside (aka the middle of nowhere) which means either you have to stay overnight (pricey), someone has to drive and not drink (irritating for them) or you get stuck on a wine bus tour with …

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