From Woomera to Coober Pedy
From Woomera to Coober Pedy
Today saw us only needing to travel 400 km to our next stop so allowed us to enjoy a later start to the day.Whilst I stayed back with our two youngest, my husband took our older children for a bike ride to the rocket museum in Woomera, we followed that up with breakfast relaxing on the back of the Jayco Basestation.
Woomera is an interesting Caravan Park, there really is not much there. You can tell that its a not a holiday destination, more somewhere you stop when you are travelling through. It has what you need but no bells or whistles. However, everyone was very friendly. Our children loved running around chasing the birds, a great way to stretch the legs after a few long days in the car.
It’s a nice drive from Woomera to Coober Pedy, the road is very well maintained with lots of rest stops along the way.
Take the time to check out island Lagoon just out of Woomera.
Then only 40kms further down the road is Lake Hart a large Salt Lake with a great information board on the explorers Burke and Wills and Stuart, the highway’s namesake.
There is something magical about standing on a Salt Lake, the crystalised salt had a pinkish tinge to it. We spent ages there exploring the area, reading the signs. trying to picture what it was like when it was a functioning Salt mine.
If you can get past the very friendly flies, it is well worth it.
We travelled on to Coober Pedy, there where some other great opportunities to stop along the way. We love travelling in our Jayco Basestation as whenever the kids needed to stop we could pull over grab a bite to eat and not have to worry about the flies.
The 400 km went very quickly and before we knew it we had arrived at Coober Pedy. We were ready to explore the famous underground city.
Have you taken a road trip from Woomera to Coober Pedy?
It’s always fun to read about your family’s adventures! Almost like we’re seeing it through the kid’s eyes. How fun to see the pink salt lake (that matched your daughter’s dress). What was it like to walk on? At first I’m thinking sandy, but then I’m not so sure. x
I have heard a lot about the ‘pink salt lake’ as it is called although I haven’t actually been myself! I did not realize that there was a salt mine there either, do you know when the salt mine stopped being used by any chance?
This is the first time I’m hearing of Woomera and Coober Pedy actually. Sounds like a fun round trip though!
The kids really look like they are enjoying themselves! I love how looks so peaceful there. I need to visit this place!
My parents had a camper we stayed in on camping trips. They also got an RV which was a nice way to travel. I have yet to give that experience to my kids. I would really like to in the future.
Beautiful woomera and the underground city Coober pedy seems intriguing. The salt lake is something I would really love to see and enjoy at the Jayco Basestation once.
Great pictures! What great experiences and memories made with your little ones. I have yet to go on a road trip… However the husband and I do plan on traveling a little after retirement.
you guys had such a wonderful journey , I never took that specific road trip but I loved reading about it and I felt like I was there with all of you ! by the way your kiddos are so adorable
This looks like a fun destination! I’ve never been in the area, but I’m happy to hear you had a good time with the kids! xx
What an exciting thing it is to explore Australia, I’ve bet the kids will be forever grateful for the experience. My dream is to have a road trip with a caravan around Europe, I hope we will be able to do it one day!
No I have never taken a road trip from woomera to cover pedy. Thanks for sharing your experience. I have one 8 year and traveling seem to be a handful. But I do enjoy the things we learn when we do travel. Now I’m wondering what a salt Mind look like back then
Oh wow what an amazing adventure! I love a good road trip and your photos are stunning. It looks like you had a lot of fun!
Sounds like it was a fun road trip. I have never been out there but have been to salt lakes out here in the States and it was a lot of fun. I do love road trips and finding all the fun things to do along the way.
Wow. That sure looks like an awesome place to take the family. The salt lake was a sight to see. I would love to learn more about Coober Pedy. An underground city sounds so intriguing. Hope you’d post photos and write about that experience too.
That salt lake must have been a lovely sight to see, with the hints of pink. And coober pedy also looks like it would be a fun adventure. I haven’t been there myself, i’m Sure it was a fun family trip.
That salt lake looks like fun. To get know about your this trip is really fun. Kids looks so happy and having fun. We never tried a trip like this.