Big4 Stuart Range Outback Tours

Our air-conditioned Coober Pedy Bus Tours are a hassle free informative introduction to our town and the nearby Breakaways. With Stuart Range Outback Tours you will see the town with a difference and will appreciate its uniqueness and history. Contact Details ADDRESS: Cr Stuart Highway and Hutchison Street, Coober Pedy PHONE: 1800 067 787 or (08) 8672…

Arid Area Tours

Arid Areas Tours offers small group and personalized tours of Coober Pedy and surrounding areas Contact Details PHONE: (08) 8672 3008 MOBILE: 0439 881 049 WEBSITE:  http://www.aridareastours.com/

Underground Living In “Dugouts”

It is believed that the soldiers who returned from the trenches of France during the First World War introduced the idea of living underground in homes commonly known as “dugouts”. The miners quickly discovered the advantages of living underground to escape the heat of the summer and winter’s cool desert nights. No matter how harsh…

Kanku Breakaways & Dog Fence

Kanku – Breakaways Conservation Park is Aboriginal owned and the entire park is a registered aboriginal heritage site. It lies 32km north of Coober Pedy and it consists of colourful low hills which have broken away from the Stuart Range, hence their name ‘The Breakaways.’ There are two lookout points which highlight the open spaces…

Noodling & Mining

Noodling area open to the public. Check with the Department of Mines & Energy on areas to noodle. If you are not on a pegged claim and do not use a pick, shovel or any digging device then a permit is not required. Trespassers on claims can be fined. If you wish to mine in…

John McDouall Stuart Monument

John McDouall Stuart (7 September 1815 – 5 June 1866) was the most accomplished and most famous of all Australia’s inland explorers.  The explorations of Stuart eventually resulted in the Adelaide-Darwin telegraph being built and the main route from Port Augusta to Darwin being established, which is now known as the Stuart Highway in his honour.  The monument commemorates his achievements.

Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club

The Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club has been offering a unique course for golfers since 1976.  The course traverses the desert flats and gibber hills of Coober Pedy.  The greens are black and the fairways are white!  Many a golfer have found opal whilst playing a round. This 18-hole, 72 par grass-less golf course…