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Coober Pedy is an ideal base from which to explore the fascinating Outback of South Australia.

Vast desert landscapes looking more like Mars than planet Earth, a variety of wildlife from bounding roos to clouds of noisy parrots... plus immense clear blue skies, multi-coloured sunsets and a nightime wonder of stars.

Places out of the pages of Australian pioneer history can be found, where words like ''big'' and ''remote'' lose meaning. Like Anna Creek, the world's largest cattle station – covering 24,000 square kilometres. Or The Breakaways Reserve with panoramic views and the Painted Desert which displays the remains of an ancient inland sea in breathtaking colours.

Plan your Adventure! The maps prevent you from missing a thing!

Experience Coober Pedy

  • Wind Turbine Generator
    Situated next to the Power Supply Plant which is the largest diesel fired station in Australia. Installed in 1991...
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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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  • 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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  • Josephine's Gallery
    Discover the unique aboriginal art and local artifacts. Visit our Kangaroo Orphanage. Feeding times 12:00pm &...
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  • Quest Opal Mine (Down & Dirty Tour)
    Dig for opal and try your luck....
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  • Old Timers Mine
    Winner of many tourism awards including the South Australia Heritage and Cultural tourism award.  #47 of t...
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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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  • 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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  • Mike Maylin Construction Pty Ltd
    Contractor and builder...
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  • SUPERMARKET: Miners Store
    Food & General Store...
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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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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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