Arid > Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy is situated on the edge of the erosional scarp of the Stuart Ranges, on beds of sand and siltstone up to 30 metres deep and topped with a stony, treeless desert. Surrounded by a lunar landscape, dotted with shafts and mullock heaps, Coober Pedy was the favoured location for the recent films Pitch Black, Red Planet
and Kangaroo Jack.
The Breakaways Reserve, 33kms north of Coober Pedy, is among the Australian outback’s more stunning and unique vistas. Siam Sunset, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
and Ground Zero
featured an area known locally as the Moon Plain and the Breakaways.
"The first time I saw The Breakaways, I felt like I was present at the dawn of the world".
Al Clark, Producer Pricilla, Queen of the Desert
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