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.