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.

Hotels

Coober Pedy Hotels

Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.

Restaurants

Coober Pedy Restaurants

Find the best Coober Pedy restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

Things To Do

Things To Do in Coober Pedy

Fossicking for opal gemstones—locally called noodling—requires...read more

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