Welcome to Coober Pedy

Experience Coober Pedy

  • Noodling and Mining
    Noodling area open to the public. Check with the Department of Mines & Energy on areas to noodle. If you are ...
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  • Origin Energy Fossil Gallery stage one: Opal Fossils of South Australia
    Called the Opal Fossils of South Australia, the gallery shows the mighty marine reptiles that roamed in the cold ...
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  • Underground Living In “Dugouts”
    It is believed that the soldiers who returned from the trenches of France during the First World War introduced t...
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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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  • Arid Area Tours
    Arid Areas Tours offers small group and personalized tours of Coober Pedy and surrounding areas...
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  • Old Timers Mine
    Winner of many tourism awards including the South Australia Heritage and Cultural tourism award....
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  • The Great Breakaways Bolt
    This annual event hosted by the District Council of Coober Pedy will be on the 31st May 2014. If anyone would lik...
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  • Queen of the desert festival
    The concept of a Queen of the Desert Festival emerged from a joint meeting of tourism businesses held in Coober P...
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  • Australia Day Celebrations
    Once again the Old Timers Mine will be hosting Coober Pedy's Australia Day celebrations. This event is Free. ...
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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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  • Neville J Smith Pty Ltd
    Neville J Smith Pty Ltd can provide advice on a range of general insurance products...
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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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Places to stay

  • Oasis Coober Pedy Tourist Park
    Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy S.A. 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5169
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  • The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
    Lot 1141 McKenzie Close, Coober Pedy, SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5118
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  • Desert Cave Hotel
    Hutchinson Street, Coober Pedy, SA, 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5688
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Travel Information

Coober Pedy is an ideal base from which to explore the fascinating Outback of South Australia.

The opal capital of the world

Around 150 million years ago, Coober Pedy was covered by ocean - and when the water receded, the sandy silica minerals from the seabed flowed into the rocky cracks and cavities and solidified over time into multi-coloured gem-stone - opal. Explore the opal capital!