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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  • 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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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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  • Desert Cave Tours
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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Places to stay

  • Radeka's Downunder
    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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  • Potch & Colour Self Contained Apartment
    2234 Potch Place, Coober Pedy, SA 5723.
    Tel: 0437735914
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  • Down to Earth
    Rosaleigh and Alex Morgan Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5762
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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!