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Faye's Underground Home

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Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 490 810 433
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Well preserved home of a true pioneer.

Not only is the home, which is dug out of solid rock, beautifully preserved: it is run by a lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jasper1944
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit

We just did the nine and house tour and found it very interesting. Our Hosts were great and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lasty
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Sydney
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“three women” (8 reviews)
“swimming pool” (8 reviews)
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Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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+61 490 810 433
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not only is the home, which is dug out of solid rock, beautifully preserved: it is run by a lovely couple who have an intimate knowldge of its history. The truly interesting Faye was a pioneer of the settlement of Coober Pedy and of women's...More

Thank Jasper1944
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just did the nine and house tour and found it very interesting. Our Hosts were great and explained everything about the house mine and living in cooper pedy. Well worth a visit if staying in cooler pedy.

Thank Lasty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great insight into what underground life in Coober Pedy was like during The 60/70's, especially if you found opal and had scruples, like Faye and her friends had. A wonderful tour, well worth the time.

Thank jpgwells
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this but it does not really show you how people live underground today. It was a step back in time option.But the history of the house was interesting

Thank goulburn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredible history this house has. Apart from the fact it was carved out of rock, by three women, the labour, the love and the achievement. There is even a swimming pool within the house. It was lovely to have a tour for just the...More

Thank Maggie F
Fayes U, Tour guide at Faye's Underground Home, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This was a very interesting place to visit for us and the kids. The caretakers looking after the house are very informative and welcoming. We couldn't do the one tour, however friends we were travelling with did, and said it was the best tour they...More

Thank Cockatoo_traveller
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Amazing story from, it would appear, Coober Pedy's only 'celebrity'. Gorgeous house with a Bar! Interesting tales on how it was all built and how much work went into it. Well worth it

Thank bagpackingbrit
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a look amazing place . Great couple that do the tours very friendly and lots of information regarding fayes home. Do the mine tour as well for the extra few dollars it’s well worth it. 15 dollars per adult and concession for seniors...More

Thank SueOll
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Good example of Life in Coober Pedy. Very explanatory tour of the house and excellent explanation of the mine below. Highly recommended

Thank nic0les1
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Part of $65 Noble tour. Fantastic story. Great Coober Pedy history. A must do even if your not on a tour.

Thank Ray L
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Rod L
2 October 2016|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
Not open Sundays I believe
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Cathy N
9 September 2016|
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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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Zara T
13 January 2015|
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Response from OrlandoFLTravelgirl | Reviewed this property |
It was an easy walk, perhaps ten minutes. And, it was interesting!
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