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…

Mail Run Tours

An Outback Experience with a Difference Travel with the mail man delivering the mail to the historic towns of Oodnadatta and William Creek as well as 5 remote cattle stations including the world’s largest, Anna Creek Station. Stop to view the old Ghan Railway line whilst traveling the famous Oodnadatta track. Follow in the footsteps…

Josephine’s Gallery

Discover the unique aboriginal art and local artifacts. Visit our Kangaroo Orphanage. Feeding times 12:00pm & 5:30pm. Contact Details ADDRESS: 131-133 Hutchinson Street Coober Pedy – South Australia – 5723 PHONE: 0428 356 669 EMAIL: josephine@josephinesgallery.com.au WEBSITE: FACEBOOK

Faye’s Historic Underground Home

Tour an authentic Coober Pedy dugout and learn about life underground.  This underground home (or dugout as the locals call them) was excavated in the original method using picks and shovels and a lot of blood, sweats and tears.  Built forty years ago by three women this attraction is an insight in to the strength…