Welcome to Coober Pedy

Experience Coober Pedy

  • 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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  • 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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  • Wind Turbine Generator
    Situated next to the Power Supply Plant which is the largest diesel fired station in Australia. Installed in 1991...
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  • Desert Breakaways Tour
    Radeka Downunder runs a number of Tours daily. Our "Desert Breakaways Tour" visits the Opal Fields, His...
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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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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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  • Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show
    The Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show is a Great Outback Show held in the Opal Capital of the World and provides the opp...
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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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  • Coober Pedy Opal Festival
    The Coober Pedy Opal Festival, fondly known as the Opal Festival, is the largest community event in Coober Pedy a...
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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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  • Service Station - Mobil Outback
    Mobil outback service station : Newsagency, Post Office, Liquor store...
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  • Attractions
  • Tours
  • Events
  • Services

Places to stay

  • Opal Inn Hotel
    Hutchison Street Coober Pedy, SA, 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5054
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  • Riba's Underground Camping
    1811 William Creek Road Coober Pedy, S.A. 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5614
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  • The Underground Motel
    Catacomb Road Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5324
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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!