The crashed space ship of Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is located in the state of South Australia on the eastern border of the Great Victoria Desert.The extreme summer temperatures and opal mining have resulted in most residents living in underground caves known as dugouts.
The landscapes and unique, natural scenery of Coober Pedy are popular with the film industry. Filmed here are such films as Mad Max 3: Under the Dome of Thunder, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Black Hole. In addition, the city has become a popular pilgrimage destination for tourists. Several thousand people visit Coober Pedy every year.
In the city and its surroundings, the surviving remains of decorations, various mechanisms and aircraft remind of this.The area was used as the filming location for the 2000 Hollywood movie Pitch Black utilising the landscape to represent a Mars-scape.
This is the crashed spaceship from the movie Pitch Black.  The spaceship can be found out the front of the Opal Cave on the main street of town

Access : Coordinates: / Coober Pedy is located off the Stewart Highway, between Adelaide and Alice Springs. The nearest town, Port Augusta, is 500 kilometers away.

Highlights :

  • Pitch Black is a 2000 American science fiction film directed by David Tui. The film stars Rada Mitchell, Cole Hauser and Vin Diesel. The film premiered in the USA on February 18, 2000
  •  Former opal mines, the cemetery and the underground churches can be visited. There are several underground hotels with different standards.
  • The most legendary figure in Coober Pedy was Arvid Blumenthal (born March 19, 1925 in Dundaga, Latvia, died October 13, 2006 in Australia) also known as Crocodile Harry (real name Baron Arvid von Blumental). His cave is just outside of Coober Pedy.

Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities, Great place and vibe to take some nice photos / Tour Bus Tour of Coober Pedy. / Opal mine, dugouts, opal exhibition.

Go next : Just down the road from the Breakaways is the Moon Plains, a bizarre place / dingo fence is famous in Australia for being the longest fence in the world.


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