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Local Heroes


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

  • 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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  • The Breakaways
    The Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park covers almost 15,000 hectares featuring majestic arid scenery. There ar...
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  • Josephine's Gallery
    Discover the unique aboriginal art and local artifacts. Visit our Kangaroo Orphanage. Feeding times 12:00pm &...
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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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  • Umoona Opal Mine
    Learn about mining and living underground in Coober Pedy with our informative tour and experienced guides. Visit ...
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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 Opal Festival
    The Coober Pedy Opal Festival, fondly known as the Opal Festival, is the largest community event in Coober Pedy a...
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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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  • Revival Fellowship (Coober Pedy)
    A worldwide following of people from all races, walks of life, age groups and social backgrounds that share a com...
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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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  • Neville J Smith Pty Ltd
    Neville J Smith Pty Ltd can provide advice on a range of general insurance products...
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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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