This town in Oz is literally so hot, the locals live underground

On first arrival, the town of Coober Pedy in Australia may look just like your average outback town (if there is such a thing as average outback town) with red sandy signs, tumbleweeds and small shack-like buildings but the fact is, it’s not- this place is like something straight out of a Mad Max movie.
cooper pedy

Coober Pedy is located way north of Adelaide, approximately 800km, so this really is the middle of bum fool nowhere.

trAVIRAL

Incredibly, the town has underground restaurants, churches and even an underground hotel. Check out the restaurant…

Why do people live down here? Because the temperatures up top are just unbearable.

The town was established due to opal mining in the area and these enclosures were built in the side of some rocky hills which keep temperatures reasonable although it does get cold at night.

enhanced-28861-1458531347-8

Is this place a tourist attraction yet?  Is it wrong that I desperately want to go here? Could you live here?

Did you enjoy this story? Like Traviral on Facebook for more viral travel news and stories.

Comments

comments

One Response

  1. Amelie Gagne May 22, 2016

Add Comment

cave-1
They have unearthed an Underground Kingdom in a Vietnam Cave
image
Live like a hermit in the ultimate Italian hideaway for a solo traveller
image
This Swedish Pilot is taking Instagram by storm with her travels
image
10 Signs you may be addicted to travel
traviral
Woman leaves her past to Tranform a jeep into an awesome camper
shia
Shia Labeouf is now taking the most random but epic roadtrip
Emile Leray motorbike
Frenchman built a motorbike by hand to escape a desert in Africa
traviral van
Couple convert truck into Mobile Library to promote Reading Across India
1
Wild Dogs corner a Hyena on safari in Africa
cave-1
They have unearthed an Underground Kingdom in a Vietnam Cave
mountain hotel
You can stay at this mountain top hotel in the Julian Alps for free on one condition
image
Meet the dog who travels more than most people
Tony Mangan
This Irishman is walking around the world with a message