Coober Pedy AttractionsOpal Mining History, Landscapes & a lot more
The town Coober Pedy owes its existence to 14-year old William Hutchison. He found the first pieces of opal at Coober Pedy in 1915, whilst looking for water during a gold prospecting trip. The name Coober Pedy derives from the Aboriginal words ‘kupa piti’, commonly assumed to mean ‘white man in a hole’. The town is world renowned for its precious opal – and also for its unique method of living underground in ‘dugouts’.
Attractions in & around Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy is known for its unique Serbian Orthodox Church and the Saint Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church.
Wikipedia Serbian Church
Stunning at sunrise, sunset or during the day, the name says it all. And from the Arckaringa homestead…the changing looks of the desert hills are in full view all day long.
Arid Areas Tours
Arid Areas tours specialises in customised tours of Coober Pedy and the surrounding regions. Wherever you want to go, and whatever you want to see, we can make it happen.
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Tom’s Working Mine