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Book a car rental in Coober Pedy also known as the "Opal Capital of the World" . It is deep into Australia's interior, in the state of South Australia, but nearly a nine hour drive from Adelaide. It is slightly closer to Alice Springs, with a seven hour thirty drive, which makes it an ideal stop on an outback road trip. The Waterhole Airport serves Coober Pedy with regular flights going to and from Adelaide, so picking up your rental car there could greatly reduce your driving time. Also, Coober Pedy is all about opal mining and there are many opportunities to learn about this industry and its long history in the town. Visit the Old Timers Mine, it offers ingenious self-guided tours that give visitors real insight into how the miners lived and worked underground.
It's so hot in Coober Pedy, frequently over 40 degrees celcius, that the inhabitants have had to work out a clever way to deal with the scorching temperatures. Many homes, shops and pubs, or even churches are underground! They may be in disused opal mines, or new dugouts.
The best time to visit the area in a car rental is during spring, autumn and winter season when the temperature is reduced. Be aware that not only are you driving in extreme conditions, you will also be driving in remote country. Forward planning is necessary; carry plenty of water, avoid driving in the hottest part of the day, and make sure someone knows of your expected arrival dates to main towns, and check in with them regularly.