When visiting White Cliffs in NSW Australia you can stay at the Underground Motel with it's 3 star AAA rating, swimming pool, great restaurant, bar and conference rooms.
This part of north eastern New South Wales is unique not only for opal mining but as 150 of it's residents live under the ground where it stays around 22 celsius all year round, day and night.  

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White Cliffs Motel. Photo thanks to Trip Advisor

Summer temperatures in Australia’s outback can be in the 50s (Celsius). The outback has many areas of opal mining, such as that of Coober Pedy and White Cliffs. Because of the mining, people live in this intense environment underground.
In fact, many old opal mines were converted into dugout homes, those of which maintain a cool and comfortable temperature year round. Continue

An opal mine in Coober Pedy outback NSW

What can you do when visiting the area: "Travel back in time and discover the secrets and history of this unique town. Fossick for the elusive opal, inspect the solar power station, sleep above or underground, visit the showrooms and galleries, be inspired by the sunsets and night sky." White Cliffs Opal Field


Anonymous said...

Opals are truly amazing - sorry wonderful

Anonymous said...

I have friends who just stayed there and they said it was very interesting

jmommymom said...

Wow! I like visiting mines and caves, but I'm always happy to return to daylight after my hour underground. Living underground sounds very interesting.

Lesley @ WWW said...

Yes, I'm with you, I think I am a bit claustrophobic and could not stay underground for long


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