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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  • The Breakaways
    The Breakaways Reserve lies 32km north of Coober Pedy. It consists of colourful low hills which have broken away ...
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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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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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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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  • Riba's Underground Tours
    An on-site Opal mine tour is the highlight of your stay at Riba's. It is offered every evening for guests an...
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  • Harmony Day Celebration
    Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owner...
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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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  • Service Station - Mobil Outback
    Mobil outback service station : Newsagency, Post Office, Liquor store...
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  • Westpac Banking Corporation
    Westpac Bank is Australia's First Bank with a range of innovative financial packages to suit your needs. ...
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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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Places to stay

  • Desert View Motel
    Coober Pedy, SA, 5723, Australia
    Tel: (08) 8672 3330
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  • Radeka's Dugout Motel & Backpackers
    1 Oliver Street (Corner of Hutchison Street & Oliver Street) Coober Pedy, SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5223 International: (+61 8) 8672 5223
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  • Opal Cave
    Hutchison Street Coober Pedy, SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5028
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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!