The most famous are the underground churches. The church of Saint Elijah the Prophet is the Serbian Orthodox church in Coober Pedy, South Australia, built in 1993 and is dedicated to Saint Elijah. Yet another is the Catacomb Underground Church that was dug out in the mid 1970’s and dedicated by the Anglican Church thereafter. It is very quiet and a great place to meditate, pray, or just sit and be still. Coober Pedy first Cemetery dates back to 1921 and is located near the Greek Orthodox Church.
And though the land is famous for Opals, it is highly dangerous to visit the opal fields without permission. The Coober Pedy Opal Fields are pitted with abandoned prospecting drill holes up to 30m deep. Estimated over 1,500,000 open shafts.
1. It is illegal to go on a pegged claim without the miner’s permission.
2. Beware of machinery in operation.
3. Do not go onto the opal fields at night.
4. Watch where you walk and do not walk backwards, especially when taking photographs.
Having said all this, Coober Pedy does stand out of all the mainstream Australia. Would you like to go here someday?