Welcome to Coober Pedy

Experience Coober Pedy

  • Opal Fossils of South Australia; Origin Energy Fossil Gallery stage one
    Called the Opal Fossils of South Australia, the gallery shows the mighty marine reptiles that roamed in the cold ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Tours
    Our air-conditioned Coober Pedy Bus Tours are a hassle free informative introduction to our town and the nearby B...
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  • Quest Opal Mine (Down & Dirty Tour)
    Dig for opal and try your luck....
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  • Faye's Historic Underground Home
    Tour an authentic Coober Pedy dugout and learn about life underground.  This underground home (or dugout as ...
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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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  • Coober Pedy Races & Gymkhana
    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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  • 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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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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  • Coober Pedy Regional Times
    The Coober Pedy Regional Times is a free independent newspaper established in 1982 by the dedicated voluntee...
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  • SUPERMARKET: Carter's Coober Pedy IGA Supermarket
    A Member of the Carter's Retail Group across SA. Trading Hours: 8am – 7pm Monday – Saturday 9a...
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Places to stay

  • Down to Earth B&B
    Rosaleigh and Alex Morgan Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5762
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  • BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Resort
    Hutchison Street, just off the Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5179
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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!