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'.


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.


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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Coober Pedy Deluxe Flight

A unique opportunity to see Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre in flood, a breathtaking sight! With a stop in the smallest town in Australia - William Creek - for a drink at the iconic William Creek Hotel. 

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Dalhousie from Coober Pedy

Fly over Coober Pedy heading out towards the Western edge of the Simpson Desert, the world's largest sand dune desert. Fly into Dalhousie Artesian hot springs where you will relax and soak in the the largest thermal ponds in Australia which range in temperature from 38 to 43°C.

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