This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

Coober Pedy is a small mining town located in the central part of Australia. It is home to huge deposits of precious opals, as well as a town where most of the buildings are carved out of the rock underground.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground
This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

The history of this village goes back not as far as we might expect, as it was founded only 100 years ago.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground
This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

In 1915. Willi Hutchinson, 15, accidentally discovered huge opal deposits here when he and his father were prospecting for gold.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

After world war, Australian soldiers transferred to the reserves began to settle here – all of them were carried away by the dream of the enormous wealth they expected to gain. Currently there are about 1500 people living here.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

Precious opals are mined in the area around the town, thanks to which a few lucky people have turned from poor to millionaires.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

The town and its surroundings are very hot during most of the year. In summer they reach an average of 86°F, although sometimes it happens that they reach 104°F. every now and then records shows 122°F on the scale.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

Because of the high temperatures and a desire to save on air conditioning costs, residents are digging their homes underground into local rocks

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

Most public buildings such as the post office, churches, and the local pizzeria and motels are also located underground.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

The town is also known for being the location of the filming location for the “mad max” series. What is more, one of the local opal prospectors was the inspiration for the movie “crocodile dundee”.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

There is also a unique orphanage for baby kangaroos where you can spend time with these amazing animals.

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

Other attractions include a rock-cut church

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

Hotels are quite popular 😉

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground
This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

There are also several houses open to tourists

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

According to many travelers, Coober Pedy is incredibly impressive live

This Is Where They Know How to Deal With the Heat. Coober Pedy Is a Town Built Underground

Would you like to have this lifestyle? 😉