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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  • 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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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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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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  • 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 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 Gem Trade Show
    he 2014 Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show, specialising in rough and cut opal, will be held on the 19th and 20th April 2...
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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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  • 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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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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Places to stay

  • The Lookout Cave Underground Motel
    Lot 1141 McKenzie Close, Coober Pedy, SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5118
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  • Opal Inn Caravan Park
    Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5054
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  • Desert View Motel
    Coober Pedy, SA, 5723, Australia
    Tel: (08) 8672 3330
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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!