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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  • 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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  • Arid Area Tours
    Arid Areas Tours offers small group and personalized tours of Coober Pedy and surrounding areas...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Neville J Smith Pty Ltd
    Neville J Smith Pty Ltd can provide advice on a range of general insurance products...
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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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  • Waters and Younger
    Accountants, taxation agents, auditors and business advisors in taxation and accounting services for small to med...
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Places to stay

  • The Underground Motel
    Catacomb Road Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5324
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  • Opal Inn Caravan Park
    Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5054
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  • Comfort Inn Coober Pedy Experience Motel
    Crowders Gully Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5777
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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!