Going South in Spring 2016 travel blog











Today we decided to have a day to look around Coober Pedy ourselves. First stop was the Giant Winch and lookout which gave good views of the town and surrounds. Then we went down to the Óld Timer's Mine' which is both a museum of an old 100 year old mine showing what it looked like as a house in the 1920's and then in the 1970's when it actually was a house and working mine. Very interesting.

We then went to Josephine's Art Gallery which had some wonderful aboriginal paintings and art work. We purchased a painting from the artist- Tommy Crow who happened to be working in the gallery from Alice Spring at the times.

We then went and fuelled up and purchased some goods from the bakery (well worth a look - good quality and reasonably priced. We had lunch at John's Pizza bar (the old pizza place that the owner of the caravan park used to own) before coming back to the caravan park for an hour break. At 2pm we travelled north of town to Tom's Working Mine and did a tour. It was terrific - the boys had a chance to touch and control. Keagan found out that he could divine (maybe he got the ability from Uncle Tom) for water and opal! He drilled out some opal (not enough to make him rich but a good experience).

We headed back to the caravan park for the afternoon and to get ready for our drive tomorrow. We had a great time in Coober Pedy.

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