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Great views of the town from up on the hill.

If you're into sunset photography, this is the place to hang out when daylight fades. Apart from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter G
An unfinished project.

It is free to enter the big winch area and it is definitely not to be missed. It is plain to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sorell, Australia
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Italian Club Rd, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 437 735 914
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into sunset photography, this is the place to hang out when daylight fades. Apart from the oversize bucket, there's an old truck from back in the day.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is free to enter the big winch area and it is definitely not to be missed. It is plain to see that a lot of work has gone into establishing this attraction. Unfortunately , although the project to refurbish and complete the attraction was...More

Thank bonniemary2016
Reviewed 3 August 2018

There is a winch on top of the mound which was a gig old winch but the reason to visit is the view of the town which is 360 degrees and you also get a great of some of the junk, like old equipment and...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Obviously a tourist attraction idea that didn't quite take off as all the adjacent shops are closed, but the big winch still stands tall and proud and offers a lookout with great views across this moonscaped town. A great place to get a perspective of...More

Thank Jirrah
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Easy access with plenty of parking. A wonderful view of the surrounding area with great photo opportunities.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A good scenic look-out spot over Coober Pedy. Other than this and the big winch there is little else there.I think there are plans- or abandoned plans at least- for something more but not there when we visited.

Thank Dom_Upton
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Coober Pedy can look a bit overwhelming from the ground since nothing is overly obvious as most of the houses and attractions are underground! Heading up to the Big Winch gives you amazing views of Coober Pedy and also helps to understand the historical importance...More

Thank Yvette H
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Big Winch is worth stopping for to look at and take photos at. Great scenery of Coober Pedy too.

Thank arunnalls
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A good lookout point but disapointing its not been finished like the sign said. Due for completion on 16/17

Thank GemGem581
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This attraction is currently closed but is scheduled for some major upgrades and improvements. Worth a visit for the views alone but a bit of an uphilll climb for those without transport.

Thank LesAlison
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