Today was the day for our 4WD Arid Area tour. We booked the 4hr Coober Pedy town and Breakways tour prior to leaving Melbourne. Wayne arrived at 9:30am and we headed off round town. There's a few things that set Coober Pedy apart from other towns ... the first being that a large portion of the town is underground to escape the heat. There are homes, shops, motels and churches, including the Catacomb Church
What Coober Pedy is famous for of course are opals and mines are dotted all over the town and surrounds. For that reason you need to be extremely careful. Do not walk off the paths alone and avoid disturbed ground.
You may have guessed that all this took longer than the 4hrs advertised. It was a fantastic way to get a good overview of Coober Pedy and get out in the opal fields.
After our tour we relaxed in our apartment ...