Welcome to Coober Pedy

Experience Coober Pedy

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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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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  • Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show
    he 2014 Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show, specialising in rough and cut opal, will be held on the 19th and 20th April 2...
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  • Queen of the desert festival
    The concept of a Queen of the Desert Festival emerged from a joint meeting of tourism businesses held in Coober P...
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  • Coober Pedy OZ Minerals Races
    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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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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  • Neville J Smith Pty Ltd
    Neville J Smith Pty Ltd can provide advice on a range of general insurance products...
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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

  • The Underground Motel
    Catacomb Road Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5324
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  • Riba's Underground Camping
    1811 William Creek Road Coober Pedy, S.A. 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5614
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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!