You’re surrounded by scrap metal, rotting cars, and mounds of orange dirt with doors tucked into the side and cars parked out the front.

You’d think it was deserted if not for the odd car throwing up dust as it puts into town. It’s one of the quirkiest and most unique places you can visit in Australia.

Things to Do in Coober Pedy

If you’re thinking of visiting Coober Pedy but you’re not sure what to do there, keep reading for some of our favorite attractions in the town.

Visit The Old Timers Mine & Museum

We learned a lot about opal mining and the stories of the people who spent painstaking hours under harsh conditions to strike it lucky!

Check Out The Serbian Orthodox Church

You enter via a sloping walkway to the underground. Religious icons and statues have been carved out of the wall.

Admire The Views From The Big Winch Lookout

You can’t miss the Big Winch. Walk up if you can embrace the heat. Otherwise drive up and check out the sweeping views over the apocalyptic landscape.

Admire the Views From The Breakaway

It consists of colourful low hills which have broken away from the Stuart Range, hence their name “The Breakaway”.

Learn About Opals at Umoona Opal Mine

If you’re looking for quick things to do in Coober Pedy, then you can take a short tour of their underground mine.

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