The District Council of Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy Visitor Information Centre & the Coober Pedy Retail Business & Tourism Association welcomes you to the Coober Pedy tourism website.
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 today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability.
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.
Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs for the 2 Centenary Commemorative Calendars. The winning photos are listed below.
There were not enough valid entry’s for the Historical calendar so the additional photos were supplied by the Coober Pedy Historical Society (CPHS)
|January||1921 Sydney Mills on Opal Fields – CPHS|
|February||1930’s Miners in Front of Post Office – CPHS|
|March||1930 Tom Ryan’s Camp on Post Office Hill – CPHS|
|April||1947 Butchers Truck – CPHS|
|May||1958 8 Mile Hill, Ron Gough & Partners – CPHS|
|June||1958 Brewster’s Store with Tourist Bus – CPHS|
|July||1960 Aboriginals Noodling at Yorke Hoist – CPHS|
|August||1960 Local Aboriginals at Miners Store – CPHS|
|September||1980 Hutchison Streetscape – Steve Alford|
|October||1980 Kempe Road – Fay Alford|
|November||Field Remnants – Michelle Riha|
|December||Original Coober Pedy Plumbing – Marcia Child|
|January||Crystal Opal – Yanni Athanasiadis|
|February||Coober Pedy Drive-in at Sunset – David Pietsch|
|March||Coober Pedy Races – Freiya Reef MacNicol|
|April||Coober Pedy Township – Marcia Child|
|May||Cut Crystal Opal – Yanni Athanasiadis|
|June||Lightning during Storm – Chantelle Van Poorten|
|July||Moon at Two Dogs – Monique Harding|
|August||Blower on Field at Sunset – Desrey Jones|
|September||Sunrise over 12 Mile Field – Tanja Burk|
|October||The Breakaways – Fay Alford|
|November||Opal at the End of the Rainbow – Michelle Riha|
|December||Wildflowers – Kim Reef & Sue MacNicol|