Coober Pedy Travel Guide


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Known as much for the way most of its 3,500 inhabitants live—underground in dugouts gouged into the hills to escape the relentless heat—as for its opal riches, Coober Pedy is arguably Australia's most singular place. The town is ringed by mullock heaps, pyramids of rock and sand left over after mine shafts are dug.


Coober Pedy Hotels

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Coober Pedy Restaurants

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Things To Do

Things To Do in Coober Pedy

Fossicking for opal gemstones—locally called noodling— more


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