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Coober Pedy

A truly unique South Australian discovery


Coober Pedy

A truly unique South Australian discovery

Coober Pedy is the opal capital of the world, with an amazing lunar landscape, an underground lifestyle and fascinating natural history.

2015 marks 100 years since Coober Pedy was established and it’s the perfect time to explore the region and discover the stories and artefacts from the past century.

Don’t miss these experiences and attractions:

  • Marvel at the interpretive fossil display
  • Join an underground mine tour, learn about tracing opal and try ‘noodling’ for opal yourself
  • Take in a breathtaking sunset at the breakaways , washed down with champagne
  • Visit the Moon Plain, rich with fossil deposits and the location of many Hollywood blockbuster movies
  • Learn about the Dog Fence which, at 5,300kms, is longer than the Great Wall of China
  • See the Painted Desert – a magical place with stunning changing colours
  • Explore the surrounding stations and outback towns on a 4WD tour
  • Shop for an opal, Australia’s national gemstone, in the place where it’s been dug from the ground.
  • Discover night time star constellations through Aboriginal Dreamtime stories
  • Sleep underground, where the outside world disappears
  • Experience close encounters with desert fauna and the beautiful outback flora
  • Unwind in the silence of the outback
  • Play a round of golf on a grassless golf course
  • Be introduced to a rich multicultural community with more than 40 nationalities represented

It's an experience like nothing on earth.

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