Coober Pedy Travel Guide

Coober Pedy Sights


  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

A striking series of buttes and jagged hills centered on the Moon Plain is reminiscent of the American West. There are fossils and patches of petrified forest in this strange landscape, which has appealed to makers of apocalyptic films. Mad Max 3—Beyond Thunderdome was filmed here, as was Ground Zero. The scenery is especially evocative early in the morning or at sunset. The Breakaways area is 30 km (19 miles) northeast of Coober Pedy. Permits to explore the area cost A$10 per vehicle and can be purchased at the Coober Pedy Tourist Information Centre in the District Council Office on Hutchinson Street.

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Off Stuart Hwy. 33 km (20 miles) north of Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy, South Australia, 5723, Australia

Sight Details:

  • Permits A$10 per vehicle

Published 07/21/2016


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