Welcome to Coober Pedy

Experience Coober Pedy

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oasis Tours
    Oasis Town & Mine Tours  and Sunset Breakaways Tours run daily and are approx. 3 hours, Town & Mine ...
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  • Old Timers Mine
    Winner of many tourism awards including the South Australia Heritage and Cultural tourism award....
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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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  • 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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  • Harmony Day Celebration
    Harmony Day 21 March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditio...
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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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  • 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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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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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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Places to stay

  • Oasis Coober Pedy Tourist Park
    Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy S.A. 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5169
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  • Stuart Range Caravan Park
    Corner Hutchison Street and Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5179
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  • Opal Cave
    Hutchison Street Coober Pedy, SA 5723
    Tel: (08) 8672 5028
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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!