Located in the outback desert is a truly unique underground town that was built to avoid the scorching heat of the outback desert. In the 60's and 70's saw opal mining develop into a multi-million dollar industry. Many locals are still mining for opal today but the town relies heavily today on tourism as well. Coober Pedy has culture, charm and a unique lifestyle. Take the opportunity to visit old and current mines, chuches, houses and motels with a local guide. Options to also visit the Breakaways and the dog fence.
Depart Port Augusta and fly over Roxby Downs, Olympic Dam, Prominent Hills mine and the spectacular Anna Creek Painted Hills before landing at Coober Pedy for a locally guided tour of this wonderfully unique outback Opal mining town. You will experience the towns' rich history, diverse culture and outback charm, whilst visiting underground homes, churches, museums, opal mines, and other Coober Pedy specialties. Coober Pedy truly is like no other place in the world.Enjoy a light lunch before your freetime to wander the township admiring the many opal shops and meeting the locals before flying back over the town and diggings of Coober Pedy, the great salt lakes, mini islands and vastness of this outback to Port Augusta. (All transfers, meals & tours included.) Additional Add On Option: Stay the night in an underground motel and take a sunset & breakaways tour before a meal at the Desert Cave Hotel. There are outstanding views to see, which highlight the ever changing colourful desert. This area has been used in a number of films and advertisements including the movies Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Ground Zero. . Additional cost per person.