Welcome to Coober Pedy

Experience Coober Pedy

  • The Breakaways
    The Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park covers almost 15,000 hectares featuring majestic arid scenery. There ar...
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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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  • Golf Club
    The Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club has been offering a unique course for golfers since 1976.  The course ...
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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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  • Tom's Working Mine
    Tom's Working Opal Mine has been around since '1988'.  1 hour tour with an experienced tour guid...
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  • Quest Opal Mine (Down & Dirty Tour)
    Dig for opal and try your luck....
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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 Marathon
    The GREAT Breakaways Marathon travels from the Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down Kempe Road (road to Oodnadat...
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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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  • Regional Development Australia, Far North
    The RDAFN provides economic development services to the communities of northern South Australia....
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  • EATERY: Italian Club
    This is a local community club established in 1964 and run mainly by volunteers. Watch the sunset over the town f...
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  • EATERY: John's Pizza Bar
    Open 7 days, 10am to 10pm...
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Places to stay

  • Umoona Opal Mine
    14 Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy, SA 5723.
    Tel: (08) 8672 5288
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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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  • Potch & Colour Pet Friendly Apartment
    2234 Potch Place, Coober Pedy, SA 5723.
    Tel: 0437735914
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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!