Coober Pedy opal capital of the world

We did a five-hour tour of Coober Pedy today, seeing this opal town in the desert, with its mines, underground homes and churches. They live this way for protection from the harsh elements.

We toured an opal mine and drove past the mullock heaps to colourful natural sandstone formations known as The Breakaways and out across the desert plains, with swirls of wildflowers in the slight indentations where water occasionally pooled.

Movies used to be made here and a flying saucer used in a movie called Pitch Black is in the centre of town.

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