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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Mail Run Tours
    An Outback Experience with a Difference Travel with the mail man delivering the mail to the historic towns of Oo...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Races & Gymkhana
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Coober Pedy Pharmacy
    A friendly local pharmacy located in the city centre for local and visitors convenience. Open weekdays 9am to 5p...
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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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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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