The Opal Mining Town of Coober Pedy

South Australia’s unique opal mining town

Experience underground life like you’ve never experienced before in the opal mining town of Coober Pedy! Most of the town’s homes, hotels, churches & restaurants are tunnelled into hillsides and are almost invisible on first inspection.

Located 846km north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway, Coober Pedy offers visitors a great insight into opal mining life. The town is also the gateway to spectacular Lake Eyre & the colourful Breakaways.

Top image: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy – provided by the South Australian Tourism Commission.

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