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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  • 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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  • Josephine's Gallery
    Discover the unique aboriginal art and local artifacts. Visit our Kangaroo Orphanage. Feeding times 12:00pm &...
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  • Old Timers Mine
    Winner of many tourism awards including the South Australia Heritage and Cultural tourism award.  #47 of t...
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  • Desert Cave Tours
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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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  • 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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  • Waters and Younger
    Accountants, taxation agents, auditors and business advisors in taxation and accounting services for small to med...
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  • Service Station - Caltex Roadhouse
    Caltex Australia's fuel and oil products, prepaid and fuel cards, lubricants, convenience products and franc...
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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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Places to stay

  • Down to Earth
    Rosaleigh and Alex Morgan Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5762
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  • Oasis Coober Pedy Tourist Park
    Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy S.A. 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5169
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  • The Underground Motel
    Catacomb Road Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5324
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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!