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Coober Pedy

Specialty Museums · Churches · Geologic Formations

Popular things to do in Coober Pedy

Old Timers Mine ©
Specialty Museum
Old Timers Mine
Duration: 1h 30 min
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Geologic Formation
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Duration: 2h 30 min
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Duration: 2 hours
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915. The town still supplies most of the world gem-quality opals used in jewelry. There are more than 250,000 mine shaft entrances because of a law regulating large-scale mining, so┬áspeculators worked around the law by opening multiple entrances. However, the best way access the underground is to visit the Serbian Orthodox church, a truly sacred place to appreciate the birthplace of the opal craze. The town served as the inspiration for Wim Wender's "Until the End of the World" because of its big sky location and open landscapes. Before you visit Australia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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