Centenary Mosaic Garden

The mosaic garden in front of the Lions rotunda was created by members of the Coober Pedy Mosaic Group. The Seventh stone at the entrance features a mosaic of the centenary logo. A sign tells about the people who made the mosaics and their stories. The area is paved with over 100 personalised pavers, featuring…

Coober Pedy Drive In

One of the last surviving drive-ins in Australia. Built in 1965 it has been a central part of community gatherings, in 2015 it was upgraded to a digital projector ensuring excellent quality for many years to come. Enjoy this unique cinematic experience and remember explosives are not allowed to be brought in to this theatre!…

Crocodile Harry

Avid von Blumenthal was a baron from Latvia who fought for Germany in WWII. He came to Australia where he hunted crocodile for 13 years before coming to Coober Pedy in 1975. His dugout which features sculptures, painting, graffiti and displays of women’s underwear, became a tourist site and a set used in movies.

Opal Fields

The Coober Pedy Opal Fields are pitted with abandoned prospecting drill holes up to 30m deep. Estimated over 1,500,000 open shafts. Please beware and adhere to the following warnings. 1. It is illegal to go on a pegged claim without the miner’s permission. 2. Beware of machinery in operation. 3. Do not go onto the…

Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Project

Coober Pedy relied mainly on diesel-fired generators to provide electricity. Energy Developments has built, owns and operates the Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Power Project. This Project is an advanced approach to off-grid renew-ables. This project is the unique combination of 1MW solar, 4MW wind, a 1MW, 0.5MWh battery storage and inverter system as well as…

Coober Pedy Amateur Race Club

The Coober Pedy Racing Club was started up in 1969 with the aim of bringing together town and station people – “to make new friendships and renew old ones” Charley Kunoth, donated the land, for the racecourse. Charlie said, “I’m not going to let you fellows have this land for nothing. I want a cent…

Big Winch Lookout

This 8m high structure which overlooks the town was built by Klaus Wirries in the 1970’s to celebrate the Opal Capital of the World. The Big Winch was rebuilt after it was destroyed by fire in 1986.

Underground Churches

Serbian Orthodox Church Church of Saint Elijah the Prophet is the Serbian Orthodox church in Coober Pedy, South Australia, built in 1993 and is dedicated to Saint Elijah. St Peter and Paul Catholic Church The first purpose built underground Catholic Church of its type in the world opened June 25 1967 and extensions completed September…