Around Coober Pedy

I had been to Coober Pedy a couple of other times in my travels. It is an opal mining town and usually looks deserted. That is because people live and work underground where it is cooler during the day.

Entrance to Coober Pedy showing the big winch built there for opal mining



William Creek to Coober Pedy

Changing the flat tyre

William Creek is a tiny town with 6 inhabitants and a dog. It is in the middle of the largest cattle station in Australia, Anna Creek station.

We had been warned the night before that there were a few bull dust traps and we might not get the bus through. A couple of road trains had to be pulled out. Wherever there is a dangerous part of the gravel road, red flags are put on the side to warn travellers. But before we could leave William Creek we had to change a flat tyre on the bus.