Welcome to Coober Pedy

Experience Coober Pedy

  • 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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  • 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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  • Josephine's Gallery
    Discover the unique "Lucky Strike Mine" hidden beneath Josephine's Gallery. Take a self-guided tou...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Coober Pedy Opal Festival
    The Coober Pedy Opal Festival celebrates the end of a long hot summer and the commencement of what many hope is a...
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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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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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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

  • Stuart Range Caravan Park
    Corner Hutchison Street and Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5179
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  • Opal Cave
    Hutchison Street Coober Pedy, SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5028
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  • Desert Cave Hotel
    Hutchinson Street, Coober Pedy, SA, 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5688
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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!