TAKE A TOUR
Taking a tour is the best way to get to know the area and get a feel for how life is now, and was in the past. Nothing beats local knowledge and our town offers many tours operated by good guides with years of local experience.
You have the choice of taking a personalized tour with guide Wayne from "Arid Area Tours"who will take you around the outer areas of town, including the opal fields and dog fence, and conclude the day with sunset at the magnificent Breakaways.
Or .... you could jump on a bus tour with Oasis, Desert Cave or Nobel Tours, all of which are enjoyable and informative.
EXPLORE THE TOWN AND LEARN ABOUT OPAL
Explore and discover our unique lifestyle as well as browse our beautiful opal shops and displays.
Learn how opal is formed and perhaps buy that personal stone you always dreamed of.
We have many attractions to explore, including lovely underground churches, a kangaroo Orphanage, Aboriginal art and atifacts, an underground bookshop, many underground homes, our famous grassless golf course, and so much more
LEARN THE HISTORY OF COOBER PEDY
Allow about a half a day to visit the museums and learn about Coober Pedy's history, underground lifestyle and culture. You will gain an excellent overview of old and new styles of mining by following the story of opal which was first discovered in this area in 1915 - over 100 years ago. With this discovery came European settlement in search of this elusive stone, and the beginnings of the development of our historical and multi-cultural township.
ENJOY THE TRANQUILITY OF THE OUTBACK
Why not take a day out to jump on a tour, available out of Coober Pedy, and feel the tranquility of the outback.
"Arid Area Tours" offers a Painted Desert tour that takes you to and through remote outback towns and over some amazing landscapes. This is a 4WD tour through the Moon Plains and past cattle stations and waterholes to the glorious Painted Desert.
Another option is to jump on "The Mail Run" with Pete Rowe as he delivers mail to historic outback towns and stations.
Or..... perhaps take a flight with "Wrights Air" over the Painted Desert, William Creek, Cattle stations & Lake Eyre.