Peter Rowe, is a accredited guide and has lived in the outback of South Australia for most of this life. He has that typical friendly easy going nature of outback people and have always got time for a yarn and a good laugh.
Peter left Melbourne in 1966 on 3 weeks holiday to see Alice Springs and Ayres rock and fell in love with the outback.
In 1966 while living in the Alice and doing maintaince on the Old Ghan Locomotives Peter heard how a man could make a fortune Opal Mining.
So in 1967 he shifted to Coober Pedy to try his luck, first living in a tent out on the opal fields living off kangaroos and rabbits. While chasing the elusive opal, Peter supplemented his income by running a garage for a short while and driving Road Trains when the Stuart Highway was a dirt track.
With no luck with the Opals in 1983 he established the very successful Coober Pedy Underground Potteries.
Peter is also a very successful outback photographer and can offer advice in helping you to get that “better picture”.
Peter spends a lot of this spare time exploring and photographing the desert environment around Coober Pedy and outback South Australia. He is not only interested in the spectacular desert scenery, but also its flora and fauna. The way the land was formed, the history of the early explorers and the arid land pastoral industry.
Peter easy nature, extensive bush travel experiences, work and love of the outback makes him ideal guides to inform visitors about this harsh though beautiful area.