This 8m high structure which overlooks the town was built by Klaus Wirries in the 1970’s to celebrate the Opal…
Much of the town’s treasures – like its opal – can be found underground. Local organised tours or your own walking tour can be organised through the Visitor Centre.
Here is just a taste of what’s on offer…Take a true DownUnder trip into a “dugout” home – made by mining families – with some more like mansions, covering 450 square metres. More than half of the town’s families live underground, where temperatures are maintained at a pleasant 23-25 degrees C throughout the year.
There are underground churches and art galleries too – plus the award-winning Desert Cave Hotel, the world’s first 4-star luxury property of its type, complete with mining display and opal gallery.