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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Old Timers Mine
    Winner of many tourism awards including the South Australia Heritage and Cultural tourism award....
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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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  • 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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  • 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, fondly known as the Opal Festival, is the largest community event in Coober Pedy a...
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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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  • Coober Pedy Pharmacy
    A friendly local pharmacy located in the city centre for local and visitors convenience...
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Places to stay

  • Underground B&B
    Lot 1647 Potch Gully Road Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5301
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  • The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
    Lot 1141 McKenzie Close, Coober Pedy, SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5118
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  • Stuart Range Caravan Park
    Corner Hutchison Street and Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5179
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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!