This informative underground display centre is set in sandstone passages and will give you interesting information about Coober Pedy's past and present, formation and mining of opal, and visual displays of the unique Outback landscape. You will start your adventure to reveal more about Coober Pedy from Desert Cave Hotel's reception area, then walk underground to the display area to come up in the little shopping mall of the hotel.
There are some photos of Coober Pedy in the olden days, lifestyles of people in that era, brave and adventurous people who become the foundation of this opal town and Coober Pedy today. There is a big map showing where opals can be found around Australia, displays of some machinery to mine opal and details of how dangerous mining opals is.
Some parts of this exhibition explore the history of Desert Cave Hotel and the man - Umberto Coro - behind this multi-award winning hotel. At the end of this exhibition, you can find an underground bar and restaurant and also a gift shop.