Coober Pedy holds a fascination for visitors from all over the world. An 'underground' town where you could arrive with just the shirt on your back and leave a millionaire?
Rainbow flashes of opal, underground homes, easy-going lifestyle and the mystery of the dusty lunar landscape make Coober Pedy a unique and special place.
Tour the town, hear about its history, about our precious water supplies and power generation. Every element of life is hard-won in Coober Pedy.
On the Desert Cave Tour you visit
Departs: Daily, from the Desert Cave Hotel
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
For those who want to experience the thrill of digging for a fortune, this tour offers a comprehensive hands-on opportunity.
The 4-hour tour includes:
The Quest mine offers ease of access with ramps into the mine
Departs: on application
Duration: 4 Hours
The Desert Cave Hotel has its own colourful and informative underground display centre; open from 8am to 8pm. There is no cost for seeing this interesting display set in sandstone passages. Learn about Coober Pedy's past and present. Information includes historical Coober Pedy, formation and mining of opal, and visual displays of the unique Outback landscape.
FREE OF CHARGE
Open: 8am - 8pm
The Mail Run day tour travels over a triangle between Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta and William Creek, visiting points of interest and delivering mailbags to all cattle stations on the way. The route covers 600 kilometres of colourful terrain, passing historic ruins and monuments and part of the Overland Telegraph Line. Also visit, bores and cattle station homesteads.
Departs: Coober Pedy, Monday and Thursday (Except public holidays when Mail Run is moved to the next workin day)
Duration: 13 hours (approx
Inclusions: Tour and all entry fees
After experiencing a glorious Sunset at the Breakaways with a bottle of champagne & a cheese platter, our experienced tour guide will take you on a tour of the historical cemetery where the life stories of the pioneers of Coober Pedy will be retold.