Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy - South Australia

Opal was first found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915. Since then, Coober Pedy has been supplying the world with the majority of gem quality opal. Coober Pedy has evolved into one of the most unique places in Australia and perhaps the world. It's a cosmopolitan town with a population of 3,500 and over 45 different nationalities.

Aboriginal people walked across the region for thousands of years. Because of the desert environment, these people were nomadic hunters and gatherers, travelling constantly in search of food and water, and to attend traditional ceremonies.

The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means 'boys’ waterhole'.
 

SPECIAL OFFER AT COOBER PEDY!

John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant in the main street of Coober Pedy, will offer a 10% discount on its meals to customers who have booked a flight with Wrightsair!  Location: 1 Hutchinson Street, Coober Pedy South Australia 5723 · Phone 08 8672 5561.

FAST FACTS

World's largest opal fields

Residents live underground in "dugouts"

Water costs $5 for 1,000 litres

Golf played at night with glowing balls

 

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Lake Eyre from William Creek

Depart William Creek on a unique trip to view the visual extremities of Lake Eyre, Australia's largest inland lake situated in South Australia.

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Lake Eyre from Coober Pedy

Fly over the top and bottom of Lake Eyre, the Painted Hills, and a enjoy visit to the renowned William Creek Hotel.

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Lake Eyre from Wilpena Pound Resort

See the beauty of Lake Eyre, Wilpena Pound and the spectacular Ikara-Flinders Ranges.

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