Umoona Opal Mine
Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, Australia
www.umoonaopalmine.com.au - +61 88672 5288
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Umoona Opal Mine Coober Pedy Reviews
Underground experience Oct 17, 2010
Actually this is a very special ho(s)tel. Umoona Opal Mine and Museum offers accommodation to coach groups and individual travellers.
The ‘rooms’ (two bunk beds in an alcove) are underground. But in Coober Pedy almost everything (houses, church etc.) is underground. You enter the bunker with a digital code.
We had to make our own beds. Bed linen and towels were provided. To use the restrooms and showers you had to go outside to another shared facility (I tell you it is not easy, at night, dark, cold, to open a door with a code ;).
You only have some privacy by closing the curtains of your alcove. So you hear all noises from the neighbours (here you realise how many do snore ;)). And when somebody turns on a light all alcoves enjoy too ;)
We brought our own (picnic) breakfast. Fridge and water kettle provided.
Although not very comfortable it was an experience to sleep ‘underground’!!
Don’t forget to bring your flash light. Sleeping here is something in between camping and an hostel.
In the morning we had a tour in the opal museum. They sell jewellery and souvenirs too. Friendly staff.
Restaurants are only a short walk (on the other side of a low hill) away. We had great pizza’s at John’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant.
More information at: www.umoonaopalmine.com.au
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