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…

Coober Pedy Races

Friday 09th & Saturday 10th August 2019 2019 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Coober Pedy Amateur Gymkhana and Race Club. Arriving in town on Friday with their horses, bikes and swags, Station folk kick up their heels and enjoy the hospitality of the town. Friday 9th August, 4pm, starts with a Meet & Greet at…

Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show

31st March and 1st April 2018 www.cooberpedygemtradeshow.com.au The Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show is a Great Outback Show in the Opal Capital of the World. It provides the opportunity for miners, retailers and wholesalers from around Australia and the world to showcase their products to the industry and the broader public. Opal is Australia’s national…

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…

Michelle’s Opal – The Opal Beetle

Supplying the best opals that nature created. Famous for high quality opal, Hand crafted opal jewellery, Opalised fossils, clams, shells, unique display of Andamooka matrix opal. Open 7 days Contact Details ADDRESS: 106/108 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy SA 5723 PHONE: 0419 034 756 or (08) 8672 3888 EMAIL: info@michellesopals.com WEBSITE: http://michellesopals.com

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…