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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.  #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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • EATERY: John's Pizza Bar
    Open 7 days, 10am to 10pm...
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  • District Council of Coober Pedy
    The council provides services to the Coober Pedy district...
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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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