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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Old Timers Mine
    Winner of many tourism awards including the South Australia Heritage and Cultural tourism award.  #47 of t...
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  • Tom's Working Mine
    Tom's Working Opal Mine has been around since '1988'.  1 hour tour with an experienced tour guid...
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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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  • 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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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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  • SUPERMARKET: Miners Store
    Food & General Store...
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  • SERVICE STATION: BP Miners Store
    For fuel and goods......
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  • Attractions
  • Tours
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Places to stay

  • JAM B&B
    Lot 1574 Flats Dr, Coober Pedy, Sa 5723.
    Tel: 0499900334
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  • Mud Hut Motel
    St Nicholas Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia, 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 3003
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  • Underground B&B
    Lot 1647 Potch Gully Road Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5301
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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!