Millions of years ago, many parts of central Australia were underwater. This has created a truly unique landscape, filled with fossils and precious stones. One of these amazing locations is known as The Breakaways.
You will find them about 10kms from Coober Pedy.
You can take one of the many tours that depart from Cooper Pedy and take you up to this area or you can take an afternoon, or morning drive out here yourself.
It is an easy drive out around interesting landscapes.
The Breakaways are a series of flat top mountains that have broken away from the main mountain range, hence their name. It is an eerily stark outcrop which sets the scene for an amazing outlook.
At various times of the day, the light will play across the mountains in shade and therefore create different colours and patterns across the landscape, resulting in a completely different experience depending on the season and the time of the day that you visit.
One of the most fascinating points about this area is that the popular lookout points will give you spectacular views over what was once an inland sea and many people believe it was a frozen sea.
It is kind of like an interesting and small version of the Grand Canyon.
Several films have been made out here for its unique landscape and appearance.
The Breakaways are located approximately 33 km north of Coober Pedy and around 500 km north of Adelaide.
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The Breakaways were truly spectacular, changing in colour during the 2 hours prior to sunset on a bright (with far off clouds) winter's day. What a lovely afternoon we had waiting for the sun to go down. More people need to visit the Breakaways, to experience an unique outback vista