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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  • 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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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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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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  • 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

  • Mud Hut Motel
    St Nicholas Street, Coober Pedy, South Australia, 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 3003
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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!