Welcome to Coober Pedy

Experience Coober Pedy

  • 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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  • 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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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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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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  • 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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  • Harmony Day Celebration
    Harmony Day 21 March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditio...
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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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  • Australia Day Celebrations
    Once again the Old Timers Mine will be hosting Coober Pedy's Australia Day celebrations. This event is Free. ...
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  • Waters and Younger
    Accountants, taxation agents, auditors and business advisors in taxation and accounting services for small to med...
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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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  • Service Station - Mobil Outback
    Mobil outback service station : Newsagency, Post Office, Liquor store...
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Places to stay

  • Mud Hut Motel
    St Nicholas Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia, 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 3003
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  • Oasis Coober Pedy Tourist Park
    Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy S.A. 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5169
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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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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!