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.
Coober Pedy first Cemetery dates back to 1921 and is located near the Greek Orthodox Church
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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.
The Nordex Wind Turbine Generator was installed in 1991 and supplied around 4% of the town’s power supply. This was South Australia 1st 150kw Wind Turbine and was decommissioned in 2017.
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…Details
Interesting tombstones dating from the early 1970’s including a 18 gallon beer keg for Mr Karl Bratz, “Have a drink on me!”
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…Details