Description

Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 km north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. In the 2016 Census, there were 1,762 people in Coober Pedy . Of these, 962 were male and 801 were female. There were 302 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people that made up 17.1% of the population. The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "boys' waterhole".

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Our Picks on what to Do in Coober Pedy SA

Umoona Underground Mine and Museum

Crocodile Harry's - Coober Pedy SA

Tours, Radeka's Desert Breakaway Tours

Faye's Underground Home

Old Timers Mine & Museum

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Our Picks on where to Stay in Coober Pedy SA

Desert Cave Hotel

Opal Inn Hotel Motel Caravan Park

Radeka Downunder

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Coober Pedy SA

Passion Bakery and Cafe

Opal City Chinese Restaurant

John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant

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Community Services  


Coober Pedy Tourist Information Centre SA
Lot 773, Hutchison Street,
COOBER PEDY SA 5723

District Council of Coober Pedy
Lot 773, Hutchison Street,
COOBER PEDY SA 5723

Coober Pedy Police Station SA
Malliotis Boulevard,
COOBER PEDY SA 5723

Coober Pedy Hospital and Health Service
Lot 89 Hospital Road,
COOBER PEDY SA 5723

District Council of Coober Pedy - Swimming Pool SA
Paxton Road,
COOBER PEDY SA 5723

Location Information 

  • Population: 1762
  • State electorate(s): Giles
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1915
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Marree SA 5733 (370 km, 4 hrs 32 mins)
Oodnadatta SA 5734 (197 km, 3 hrs 14 mins)
Woomera SA 5720 (380 km, 3 hrs 55 mins)