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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  • Golf Club
    The Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club has been offering a unique course for golfers since 1976.  The course ...
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  • 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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  • Quest Opal Mine (Down & Dirty Tour)
    Dig for opal and try your luck....
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  • Josephine's Gallery
    Discover the unique aboriginal art and local artifacts. Visit our Kangaroo Orphanage. Feeding times 12:00pm &...
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  • Desert Cave Tours
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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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  • Coober Pedy Races & Gymkhana
    The Coober Pedy Racing Club was started up in 1969 with the aim of bringing together town and station people &nda...
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  • The Great Breakaways Marathon
    The GREAT Breakaways Marathon travels from the Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down Kempe Road (road to Oodnadat...
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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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  • Regional Development Australia, Far North
    The RDAFN provides economic development services to the communities of northern South Australia....
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  • SERVICE STATION: Shell Roadhouse Coober Pedy
    Shell Roadhouse Coober Pedy. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...
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Places to stay

  • Desert Cave Hotel
    Hutchinson Street, Coober Pedy, SA, 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5688
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  • The Underground Motel
    Catacomb Road Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5324
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  • BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Resort
    Hutchison Street, just off the Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy SA 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!