Big Winch, Coober Pedy

2.6
Sitting on top of a mound overlooking the town, Big Winch was originally built in the 1970s as a tribute to Coober Pedy's opal-mining industry. Today, the main reason to visit this 8 m (26 ft) tall structure is its scenic lookout, which offers sweeping views of the town's underground homes with flat rooftops and almost barren surroundings. If you have a sweet tooth, grab a freshly baked Belgian waffle at the nearby cafe. Take a look at our Coober Pedy online travel planner to schedule your visit to Big Winch and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Don't bother going. All it is, is a large winch, a no-working blower from a mine and a tree statue. Nothing else was open. Best thing about it was that it didn't cost any money to see it.  more »
  • Interesting place to visit, however we enjoyed the lookout and understood the layout of Coober Pedy much better after the visit.  more »
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  • Great view from here but it was a disappointment to us that the museum and souvenir shop was shut permanently at the time we visited. On the positive side the viewing area was eell maintained and jad a few tables to use if you wanted to.
  • Great lookout spot with some cool information. Great spot to see sunset, as it faded from Orange to purple

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