Coober Pedy Historical Society

Maintained by a dedicated group of Coober Pedy local volunteers, the Historical Society has an extensive collection of memorabilia – dating back from when opal was first discovered in 1915. The history of this unique town is continuing to be preserved for generations to come. Contact Details ADDRESS: PO Box 216, Coober Pedy SA 5723 CONTACTS: …

Wrightsair

SCENIC FLIGHTS “Wrightsair offer a variety of scenic flights departing both Coober Pedy and  William Creek, Flight options include: Lake Eyre Awe-inspiring and majestic, at  roughly the same size as Belgium the only way to really get any idea of the vastness of this outback wonder is from the air, where regardless of whether there…

The Great Kanku Breakaways Marathon

The GREAT Kanku Breakaways Marathon travels throughout the spectacular Breakaways Conservation Park, 35km north of Coober Pedy. The event started off as a casual conversation between two local Coober Pedy girls, Jayde Frew and Melissa Rosewarne. Jayde’s initial idea was to run 35km to the Breakaways from Coober Pedy as a personal challenge. Melissa then…

Australia Day Celebrations

26th January 2018 The Coober Pedy Australia Day celebrations will be held outside the Council Chambers on Hutchison St from 8.30am to 11am. There will be a BBQ raising money for the Royal Flying Doctors. The CFS, Mine Rescue, Ambulance and many more clubs will attend. Come and have some fun, mix with locals and…

Opalios

It’s been 44 years and we have so many wonderful memories and stories about Coober Pedy and the beautiful stone called Opal. Having come to Coober Pedy with limited money and with the prospect of finding the elusive Opal, we didn’t expect to fall in love with the heat, flies and the relaxed lifestyle. “Does…

Explorer’s Way

Download the Explorer’s Way Map Journey through the heart of Australia’s outback The breathtaking scenery of the outback is beautifully entwined with the history of our state along the Explorers Way. The 3000 kilometre journey from Adelaide to Darwin takes you through one of South Australia’s famous wine regions – the Clare Valley – before making its…

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Australia’s largest Salt lake – 144km long & 77km wide and at 15.2 metres below sea level, it is the lowest point in Australia. This 1,228,000 hectare remote and arid Park includes all of Lake Eyre North and the Tirari Desert, conserving the desert wilderness. Lake Eyre is a dry salt lake that occasionally floods…

Witjira National Park & The Simpson Desert

Witjira National Park and The Simpson Desert – The 776,900ha Park is located 160km north of Oodnadatta. It features the Dalhousie Thermal Mound Springs, the largest, most active artesian springs in Australia as well as the Mt Dare homestead complex. The Parks mainly consist of desert landscapes, gibber plains, sand dunes, salt pans, flat-topped mesa hills…

Oodnadatta

Oodnadatta is an historic centre that has retained its outback character. Its crossroads were once thronged with drovers, cameleers, goldminers and Aboriginal people and the outpost became a rollicking railhead when the transcontinental railway ceased its construction in 1891. Until completed in 1929, mail, freight and travellers were carried six days on camel back to…