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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  • Desert Cave Tours
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  • Josephine's Gallery
    Discover the unique "Lucky Strike Mine" hidden beneath Josephine's Gallery. Take a self-guided tou...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Regional Times
    The Coober Pedy Regional Times is a free independent newspaper established in 1982 by the dedicated voluntee...
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  • Coober Pedy Pharmacy
    A friendly local pharmacy located in the city centre for local and visitors convenience...
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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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Places to stay

  • BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Resort
    Cr Stuart Highway and Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy.
    Tel: (08) 8672 5179
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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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  • Stuart Range Caravan Park
    Corner Hutchison Street and Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5179
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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!