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Meet some of our local heroes

Indigenous

The Flinders Ranges and Outback is one of Austalia's richest areas of Aboriginal heritage
and living culture.The national features of the Flinders Ranges are still of strong personal significance to the Adnyamathanha people - and the geology, topography, flora, fauna
and climate all feature in traditional stories and legends.

 

The Coober Pedy Saints. 

They play Aussie Rules - which is not quite rugby and not quite soccer.
It's definitely a tough, athletic game which is played in most Australian states.
See the Saint in action! They will have left their halos and wings at home....

Experience Coober Pedy

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Desert Cave Tours
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SERVICE STATION: Shell Roadhouse Coober Pedy
    Shell Roadhouse Coober Pedy. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...
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  • SUPERMARKET: Miners Store
    Food & General Store...
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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!

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