As soon as I saw Coober Pedy, my first thought was that if Mad Max was looking for somewhere to spend his two weeks annual vacation, this would be the place he’d choose. If you want to get an idea about what a post-apocalyptic dystopia would look like, look no further. Welcome to Coober Pedy.
I didn’t know it at the time, but the third Mad Max film, which I have to confess I have never seen, was actually filmed partly in Coober Pedy, as, indeed, were some scenes from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. When we get back, I must get down to Blockbusters and take out the DVDs.
The whole place looks rather like a big, abandoned film set, but it isn’t. It’s for real!
There was even a piece of space junk left over from Mad Max 3 in the carpark of one of the hotels. You have to admit, that’s pretty cool, by anybody’s standards.
Who wouldn’t want one of these in their front garden?